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HE Paramount Name and Trade 
Mark mean more than ever before to the public 
and to motion picture exhibitors in 1929. For 
seventeen years Paramount has stood at the top of 
the list in the Blue Book of Filmdom. Today 
this company is not only continuing to supply the 
world with the highest quality and largest quantity 
of silent dramas avaUable anywhere, but is demon- 
strating its leadership in the field of talking and 
sound pictures also. Over 35 featui^e Hlms, either 
all-dialog or with talking and sound, are being 
released in the first six months of 1929. Most 
of these hits are available as quality silent produc- 
tions also. In addition, 52 sound gems of enter- 
tainment in one and two reels are offered by 
Paramount. The Paramount Sound News has its 
Hrst issue soon. Sound or silent, ^^if it's a Para- 
mount Picture, it's the best show in town" — a fact 
which furnishes an infallible buying guide for both 
theatre audiences and theatre owners. 

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is not merely a thoroughfare from one 
place to another. 

It is not a busy artery of commerce where 
man and beast, by siveat of brow, toil their 
heavy burdens to the mar\et-place. 
It is not a boulevard where the pleasure- 
mad recklessly rush along in pursuit of 
vanishing rainbotus. 

It IS not an exclusive avenue, only to be 
coursed by the rich and powerful. 
It is not a u'inding road of deceit and dis- 
illusionment it'hich leads only to misery 
and despair. 

It is, instead, a broad and open highway 
which bids cheery welcome to all man\ind. 
It leads jar away from the humdrum cares 
of daily life. 

It gladly receives the traveller, regardless 
of youth or age, power or poverty, posi- 
tion or obscurity, and leads him on to fairy 
heights where the bitter ii'orld of reality 
is dispelled; u'here he may become an 
Alexander of conquest and win the heart 
of the story-boo\ princess. 
The bright lights of welcome are never 
dimmed upon this Street; it is never bar- 
ricaded against the hungry heart of hu- 
manity, yearning _ for , inspiration and 
ronieltmer/t. ' ;, ', ' 
The pormf^ ,Qf, xhts, St-feet are always ajar 
to bid a cordial greeting of good cheer to 
all who vjould 'travel, its' }vay'.^" , ,' 
It'i;s, indeed,; ilte, Stjre^t, 'of ', '^o'id Cheer, 
ihis higho'ay' U.'h'ose Waysi'des are banlfed 
u;ith those havens of happiness — the Mo- 
tion Picture Theatres. 

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HE MOTION PICTURE ALMANAC is dedicated to the creative 
intelligences of motion pictures — to those thinkers and doers who, 
from the studio to the screen, are widening the Film's sphere of in- 
fluence; reiining its appeal, embellishing its lustre and, altogether, 
insuring its continuance as the supreme amusement of the age. 

This, the first issue of T/ie MOTION PICTURE ALMANAC, 
which hereafter will be published annually, is a record of pictures 
and personalities; a source of easily accessible information which is 
of interest to the public and the industry alike. It is brief, concise 
and accurate. 

The object of The MOTION PICTURE ALMANAC is to sup- 
ply information that is reliable and facts that are accur^ite — to the 
end of making better known, and consequently better understood, 
the entertainment that the motion picture industry produces and 
the personalities whose genius and effort create this entertainment 
and bring it to the screen. 

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{t^c;MdnON PlCTURJi AI.MAN^^C 

compiled and edited ' 

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EXHIBITORS HERALD-WORLD 

The iedding motion picllire ttiide paper 

published by 

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Chicago. 111. 

COPYRIGHT. 1929 

By The Quigley Publishing Company 



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MY TEN YEARS 
BEFORE THE SCREEN 

By ROBERT E. SHERWOOD 

C^/^^ R- CHAIRMAN, Ladies and Gentl.men of the Motion Picture Industry: First of all, I 

^ y^ i want to thank Mr. Hays for all the nice things he has said in introducing me. Fm afraid 

I don't deserve so many exorbitant tributes. In the ten years of my career as a critic, I 

have only done my humble best to praise that which, in my estimation, deserved thoughtful recognition, 

and to condemn that which seemed to me to merit the razzberry. 



However, I know that you don't want 
me to indulge in any personal reminis- 
cences of the past decade. In that pe- 
riod, you have had me on hand to applaud 
your successes and to call the attention of 
the public (in a friendly way) to your 
manifold mistakes. What you want from 
me on this auspicious occasion is advice 
as lo how your business should be run, 
and I shall cheerfully give it to you. I 
say "give," meaning that the advice is 
offered free gratis; but if any 
of you should feel that you 
must reward me in a more 
substantial way, I'll meet you 
in the coat room after this 
banquet. 

Now to begin with: I happen 
to be one who believes that 
the invention of the talking 
picture is the most important 
blessing that has descended on 
your great industry since "The 
Birth of a Nation." Six years 
ago — long before Al Jolson 
had been introduced formally 
to any member of the Warner 
family; long before the Radio 
Corporation had begun to get 
away with merger — six years 
ago I predicted, in print, that 
the old fashioned silent drama would he 
replaced by talking pictures before 19.?0. 
And here it is in 1929! 

You have heard of the type known as 
"the strong, silent man." He sits about, 
keeping his mouth shut and letting the 
other fellow do the talking. No one 
knows what his opinions are. wljat,- his 



philosophy is ; he is regarded as a mys- 
terious, fascinating character, and he gets 
a reputation for vast wisdom. Finally, 
by force of circumstance, he is compelled 
to speak out, to say something, and it is 
discovered that he has nothing to say. 
He has been keeping silent all this time 
because he is just plain dumb. 

The motion picture has always been 
the strong, silent man of the arts. Within 
Itself, the industry has been appallingly 



editor's !\ote: This is a report of an address to be delii'- 
ercd by Robert E. Sherwood, motion picture critic, author, 
editor and playwright, at the Testimonial Banquet giuen for 
him by the motion picture industry in recognition of his 
10 years of devoted and constructive service as a motion 
picture critic. 

That IS to say. Mr. Sherwood will deliver this speech in 
case the dinner is held, and also m case he is invited to 
attend it — both of u'hich events seem highly improbable at 
this moment. 

However, Mr. Sherwood's remaril^s are wise and u'ltty 
and may he read u'lth interest — and possibly profit — here 
in The MOTION PICTURE ALMANAC u-ithout the 
inconvenience of attending the dinner. Mr. Sheru-ood speaks 
for himself: 



noisy and talkative. I consider it no ex- 
aggeration to say that picture people, as 
a class, are the gabbiest folk on earth. 
You have only to ride once in the ele- 
vator at 729 Seventh avenue. New York 
City, to realize that. But the talk has 
been internal. The public hasn't been let 
in on it. The industrv has maintained a 



strict silence in communicating with its 
patrons. 

Now the motion picture is given the 
opportunity to speak out — and the ques- 
tions that are exciting the public's inter- 
est are these : "Will it have anything 
important to say? Will it talk sense?" 

I believe that it will have a great deal 
of eternal importance to say, but not 
until a few drastic and brutal changes 
have been made in the business methods, 
the personnel and the essential 
point of view of your industry. 
Ladies and gentlemen — I 
gravely fear that there are some 
of you who will live to curse the 
day that brought the vitaphone. 
movietone, photophone and 
similar contraptions. The tradi- 
tional silence of the screen has 
been a boon to you — and please 
remember, I am not aiming 
these remarks directly at the ac- 
tors and actresses ; they apply 
also to the directors, writers, 
supervisors and, above all, to 
the executives. All of you 
are to be subjected to the piti- 
less exposure of sound, and the 
public is about to discover where 
dumbness exists. 
Dumbness is not necessarily an evi- 
dence of mental deficiency. It is more 
often a disease, which tends to atrophy 
the most acute intelligence. And this is 
not to be found in the branches of your 
industry, which have blossomed and 
borne fruit miraculously; it is to be found 
in the roots. 



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You grew too fast. Success came to 
you too suddenly, too easily. You were 
not prepared by experience or by train- 
ing to cope with it. Your career has 
resembled that of an itinerant prospector, 
who happens to stumble over a huge nug- 
get of gold, and then rushes forth to 
make loud whoopee in the dance halls 
of Dawson. You spent your golden si- 
lence wastefully, extravagantly, and with 
no thought for the morrow, and you 
had to go out prospecting again, 
groping about, blindly, in the hope that 
you would stumble on something else. 

But the days of the gold 
rush have passed. The old 
spirit of reckless adventure 
has gone out of the world 
of commerce. There are new 
gods now — variously called 
System, Etificiency, Vision, 
Service — and you must 
serve them, or fall. 

Listen to the loud speak- 
ers that are now being in- 
stalled in your theatres. 
They're broadcasting a mes- 
sage, for your especial 
benefit. It can be expressed 
in four, brief, Anglo-Saxon 
words: "Snap out of it." 
Pay attention to that. Snap 
out of the false state of 
mind into which too quick 
success has thrust you. 

That state of mind is founded on one 
■ gr^t-, illusion— namely, contempt for the 
^'''public. You have absorbed the belief 
that Barnum was right— that your patrons 
are a bunch of boobs, saps, nit-wits and 
suckers who will buy anything if it's sold 
to them in the right way. You didn't 
have that idea in the years when your 
industry was on the make. You worked 
your heads off to find out what it is that 
people want, and to give them just that. 
At first, they were content to look at 
pictures that moved ; you gave them 
movies. Then, when the original novelty 
had worn off, they wanted pictures with 
dramatic stories ; you gave them photo- 
plays. Then they wanted stars, whom 
they could deify and worship; you gave 
them Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, 
Gloria Swanscn, Rudolph Valentino. 

At length, when your industry had ex- 
panded to such impressive proportions 
that you were all rich and self-satisfied 
and fat, then you came to the conclusion 
that the cash customers were too ignorant 
to know what they wanted ; and so you 
gave them junk. You started to grind 
out program pictures in bunches — "eight 
Dorothy Daltons," "six Ethel Claytons," 
"eight Charles Rays," "six Meighans," 
etc. Together with the program picture, 
you introduced its attendant evil, the 
block booking system. 

You figured that a high-powered selling 
force would cover a multitude of sins in 
the production department. You de- 
veloped the shifty and cynical philosophy 
of incompetence, which is : "When a 
problem confronts you, don't try to solve 
it^dodge it. When an obstacle appears 
in your path, don't roll up your sleeves 
and demolish it — squirm around it." 

If a picture was badly and carelessly 
made in your studios, you would say, 
"Oh, well — we can call in Ralph Spence 
and have him gag it up with titles." And 
if even the expert services of Mr. Spence 




failed to transform the sow's ear inlo 
the silk purse, then you would say, "Oh, 
well — we can call in Harry Reichenbach 
to put it over with a sensational promu<- 
tion campaign." 

In other words, ladies and gentlemen, 
what should have been a substantial, 
efficient and respectable industry began 
to assume the unwholesome appearance 
of a racket. But the poor, stupid, gulli- 
ble public got wise to this long before 
you got wise to yourselves. They started 
staying home evenings, listening to the 
Happiness Boys or the Clicquot Club 
Eskimos. 

When you observed this 
strange development, did 
you think to yourself, 
"Maybe we ought to be giv- 
ing them better and more 
entertaining pictures?" Oh, 
no ! You thought to your- 
self, "The exhibitors don't 
know how to sell the pic- 
tures to the public." So 
you went into the theatre 
business yourselves. You 
for.ged chains. You decided 
that if the A. & P. could 
get away with it, so could 
you. 

And as you concentrated 
more thoroughly on the 
process of selling pictures, 
you ignored more com- 
pletely the process of making them. 

Despite your renewed efforts — or, 
rather, because of them — the public be- 
came increasingly indifferent to your 
products. It seemed that people had lost 
their former enthusiasm for movies and 
movie stars. But you made no real at- 
tempt to improve your pictures ; you 
chose instead to improve your theatres. 
You built magnificent palaces, temples 
and cathedrals, with thick carpets and 
disappearing symphony orchestras. And 
still they didn't come. You 
put on vaudeville shows and 
pretentious musical revues, 
regardless of the obvious 
fact that motion pictures 
had previously driven vaude- 
ville out of existence. 

You were motion picture 
producers, dealing presum- 
ably with a public that 
wanted good motion pic- 
tures ; but you were offer- 
ing them (for their money) 
costly architecture, vaude- 
ville acts, console organs, 
brass-buttoned ushers, bare- 
legged chorus girls, Paul 
Ash, cooling plants, marble 
statuary, trained - nurse - in- 
attendance and gilt paint — 
anything and everything, in 
fact, except motion pictures 
called "feature" of the programs in your 
theatres was presented as a sort of apolo- 
getic afterthought; its main purpose was 
to empty the house before the second 
show, and it fulfilled that purpose admir- 
ably. 

You were operating on a false eco- 
nomic basis, and whenever you looked 
at the statements sent to you from your 
book-keeping departments, you saw red. 
You could get nowhere with your spas- 
modic, half-hearted attempts to reform 
conditions in your studios, because you 




The so- 



had made the initial mistake of manning 
those plants with alibi-hurlers and buck- 
passers instead of with real workers. 

Now, following the dawn of the Sound 
Era, you are starting all over again. You 
have stumbled on another nugget. What 
are you going to do with it? Will you 
allow history to repeat itself? Will you 
again make wild and reckless whoopee? 
Or will you profit this time by experience 
as well as by luck? 

You're faced with the task of complete 
reorganization. You've been forced, at 
last, to pay some serious attention to the 
production of your pictures. The old 
formulae, the old rubber stamps, the old 
routines are out. You must find new 
people, with new ideas and new styles of 
talent, to give the public the new type 
of entertainment that it demands. 

Before you rush headlong into the new 
fields that have been opened up, I invite 
you to pause and ponder for a while. 
Stop worrying incessantly about the im- 
mediate problems of the moment ; try to 
look forward into the future, figure out 
what the problems will be five — 10 years 
from now, and lay your plans accordingly. 
Turn around and study some of the 
other industries — those that have failed 
as well as those that have prospered. 
"Try to find out the why and wherefore 
of each failure and each success. The 
automobile industry, for example, is 
worthy of your earnest attention. It is 
just about as young as your industry; 
its original organizers began, as you be- 
gan, with no traditions or precedents to 
guide them. But have they made the 
same grotesque blunders that you have 
made? They have not. Have they acted 
on the assumption that the public is a 
bunch of suckers? On the contrary, they 
have seen the necessity for constant im- 
provement in their models, to keep pace 
with the ever increasing standards of in- 
telligence, discrimination and taste among 
the people to whom their 
products must be sold. 

The automobile manufac- 
turers learned how to make 
Rolls-Royces for the Rolls- 
Royce public, Chryslers for 
the Chrysler public, Buicks 
for the Buick people and 
Fords for the Ford public. 
You, in the motion picture 
industry, have seen the 
public as a conglomerate 
mass of morons, and you 
have aimed all your prod- 
ucts at one, low level. 

The automobile manufac- 
turers have flattered the 
jiublic ; you have insulted it. 
Observe the very words 
that they use in their adver- 
tisements : "Performance," 
"Distinction," "Reliability," "Style." Com- 
pare them with the words in your own 
promotion matter : "Hot," "Sweet," 
"Kick," "Sex," "Thrill." 

Having studied the reasons for the 
triumph of the automobile industry, you 
might well investigate the causes of the 
present sad condition of the theatre, or 
"speaking stage," as you call it. Where 
is the depression most acute? It is among 
the old-line theatrical managers who have 
regarded the public with contempt, who 
have gypped the public, bull-dozed the 
public and choked the public with the 



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Special phoductio^s 

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WHY bE GOOD ? 




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NORMAN TAUROG 

Has Completed His First Fox-Movietone Subject 

"The Diplomats" 

Starring Clark and McCiil lough 



same uld hukum that passed for drama 
in the dark ages. The only theatrical or- 
ganizations that are now enjoying any 
consistent degree of prosperity — the The- 
atre Guild, Jed Harris, Arthur Hopkins, 
the Civic Repertory Theatre — are those 
that are at great pains to demonstrate 
their profound respect for the public's 
intelligence. 

Take a good look at the Theatre Guild, 
ladies and gentlemen. The old-line man- 
agers once sniffed at it and dismissed it 
as a "starving art theatre." Today it's 
the most satisfactory commercial theatre 
there is — not only in New York but on 
the road — and the old-line managers are 
realizing that if ihcy had only been a 
little more artistic, they would now be 
eating more regularly. 

Get rid of your stale, archaic ideas of 
"showmanship." It doesn't consist, as 
\ou seem to think, of a genius for the 
ballyhoo of salesmanship. The good 
showman is one who knows how to put 
on a good show. Barnum was right in 
what he said about the birth-rate among 
suckers — but Shakespeare was also right 
when he said that the play's the thing, 
and Abraham Lincoln was equally right 
when he obser\ed that you can't fool all 
the people all the time. 

\m I boring you, ladies and gentle- 
men ? 1 see that I am. You're beginning 
to shift uneasily, and glance furtively at 
your wrist-watches, and indicate in other 
polite but unmistakable ways that you 
have heard enough out of me. 

But tradition demands that I must 
sound a note of optimism before I close 
— and I shall do so : 

I believe that the true and considerable 
merit of the motion picture is about to 
be realized — and that if you who have 
conducted the industry in the past are 
incapable of realizing it, your jobs will 
be taken over by those who can and will. 

I thank you, from the bottom of my 
heart, for this magnificent tribute, and I 
am confident that I shall not be asked to 
speak again. 



The MOTION PICTURE 
INDUSTRY 

\^ hut the papers say: 

"It is both a privilege and a pleasure 
to see, to learn, and to enjoy much of 
the world's best, as is shown before you 
on the moving picture screen," 

— Norcatur (Kan.) Dispatch. 

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"The point of a lot of mo\ ie criticism, 
if we get it straight, is this: American 
films are so bad that all the world wants 
them." 

— Kenosha (Wis.) Nczi'S. 

"The screen affords entertainment of 
high order within the means of the 
poorest and the humblest." 

— Trinidad (Col.) Chronicle Neivs. 

* * » 

"Last Sunday night a lively discussion 
was held at the union church services 
on the mo\ic question. What impressed 
us most, however, during the symposium, 
was that most of those who criticized 
the movies admitted that they seldom 
attend. The only ones who rose to the 
defense of the movies were those who 
go. . . . One can't really give an opinion 
of the climate of the Isle of Guam, for 
instance, if one has never sojourned 
there." 

— Clcarzvalcr (Kan.) Ncivs. 



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PERSONALITIES 

A department devoted to biographical facts about 

personalities in the motion picture industry — play- 

ers, producers, directors, writers, executives, camera' 

men and others in production and distribution 

FEMININE PLAYERS 



ADOREE. RENEE: b. Lille. France, Septem- pai'ts for Fox; leadinp: role opposite Richai-d musical, also with Nemirovich-Danchenko *s com- 
ber 1 : h. 5 feet 1 inch : brown hair and blue Dix in "Warminjr Up ;" also appeared in "The pany preeentinp the dramatized opera, "Fille 
eyes ; w, 107 pounds : e. while on the road with Canary Murder Case," the two latter being de Madame Anno :" later oi "Carmencita anJ 
parents; hy, dancing. A dancer in her father's Paramount pictures. the Soldier." Then came to America with 
troupe at the age of 10 and traveled all over Morris Gest's production of "Carmencita and 
Europe with him. Has appeared in such pic- AUBURN, JOY: r. n., Alice McCormick ; b, the Soldier" in 192.3; later company returned to 
tures as "Made in Heaven" for Goldwyn in Chicago, III., January 13 : h. 5 feet 4 inches: Russia after an eight month's stay, Baclanova 
1921 : in "The Big Parade" in 1925 : "La auburn hair and dark brown eyes ; w, 124 remaining to play the nun in "The Miracle." 
Bohcme" in 1926; "The Show" and "Mr. Wu" pounds; p, Lucy Kirk and Frank A. McCor- To test her photographic qualities and adapta- 
in 1927, and "Forbidden Hours" and "The mick. non-professionals ; e. Omaha, Neb. high bility to motion pictures, she played her first 
Cossacks" in 1928 for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. school ; not married. Stage experience, one year screen role in a small part in "The Dove" in 

with Ziegfeld ; also with Gus Edwards and 1927 with Norma Talmadge, Noah Beery and 

ALLEN, ELSIE: b, Philadelphia, Pa., De- Shubert shows. Screen experience of two years Gilbert Roland. Mauritz Stiller then cast her 

cember 7 ; h, 5 feet 7 inches; brown hair and appearing in "Mother Knows Best." "Blondes for the role of Annie in Emil Jannings' "Street 

hazel eyes ; w, 12.5 pounds ; e. Parochial school Beware." "The Dog Wins," "Tuxedo Comedy," of Sin" for Paramount in 1927. Since then she 

in Atlantic City and Atlantic City high school ; "The Terrible People" and "Smile, Brother, has appeared in Pola Negri's "Three Sinners." 

not married ; hy, swimming, dancing and rid- Smile." "Forgotten Faces," "Docks of New York," 

ing. Screen career started when she "Avalanche" and "The Wolf of Wall 

won Atlantic City "Summer Girl" Street." 

contest. Has been in pictures for AUl, • f HANKY, VILMA: r. n., Vilma 

about four months. KSy lO /XDDre VIA IIOP $ Hanky LaRocque ; b, January 9, 1903, 

. T * »>iLT Tj.r'/' A 1. -\r- , • T> Budapest. Hungary ; h, 5 feet 6 

ALLEN, RICCA: b, Victoria. B. - u li j l • i ui 

« ^ , , _ inches; blonde hair and blue-grey 

C,. Canada: h, o feet 8% inches; b bom ^^. ^.,. ^^^^^^ . ujbert Ka- 

brown hair and eyes: w, 13., pounds. ^ educated talin and John Baulsy, non-profes- 

p, Ray Russell and John Allen ^.^^^,^ ^ugloi high school and 

father musician; e Lincoln high h height ^„|, „, jj„j LaRocque, profes- 

school. Has had stage experience [,y hobby sional ; hy. .studying. Has played 

in London, South Africa Egypt, and ' ^ .,, ^^^^ .^, ^^ ..^^^ j,^,.^ 

toured the world with Nance O Neil ; m married Angel," "The Son of the Sheik" and 

also been with Brady, Shubert and parents "The Eagle" with Rudolph Valen- 

p.Uingham shows. Screen experience J ^.^^ co^tarred with Ronald Colman 

in "Close Harmony. rn real name .^ „^^^^ winning of Barbara Worth." 

ARCHER, PATRICIA: r. n.. Marl *' *"8ht --The Night of Lov^." "The Magic 

garite Andrus ; b. Livingston, Mont., J"!?""-'. 7^^'° ^^.V^^ ""<* •"'*'"''««' '" 

June 17, 19U9 ; h, ,5 feet 2 inches : The Awakening. 

light brown hair and brown eyes; w, 104 AYRES, AGNES: b, Carbondale, III., April; BASQVETTE, LINA: b, San Mateo, Cal., 

pounds; p, Kathryne Wright and Bert Andrus ; h, 5 feet 4 inches; blonde hair and blue eyes; April 19, 1907; black hair and dark eyes: p. 

e. Poly high school. Long Beach, Cal.; not w, 110 pounds; e, private school in Chicago: Mrs. Erne.5t Belcher, Ernest Belcher, stepfather; 

married ; hy, swimming, dancing, books and not married : hy, riding, golf and horticulture. m, Peverell Marley. cinematographer ; hy, danc- 

music. With Fanchon and Marco on the West Eight years screen experience and has appeared ing, swimming and tennis. Premiere danseuse 

Coast and winner of a popularity bathing and in such pictures as "The Sheik," "Forbidden of the Ziegfeld "Follies" at the age of 16 : 

personality contest. Appeared in leads, bits and Fruit," "The Ten Commandments," "Son of danced in the "Follies" for three years and also 

part* in Christie comedies ; two years with Chick the Sheik" and "The Lady of Victory." in "Louis the XIV." Made her debut on the 

Sale on Movietone for Fox : also at Metropoli- screen at the age of 9, playing child parts for 

tan with Harold Lloyd. BACLANOVA : b. Moscow. Russia, August 2 ; Universal in several productions. Left the 

h, 5 feet 4 inches; blonde hair and blue e>-es : screen for stage. In 1927 she abandoned the 

ARTHUR, JEAN: b. New York City, October w, 116 pounds; p, Alexandria and Vladimir stage and went to F B O and played in "Ranger 

17 ; h, 5 feet 2 inches ; medium brown hair and Baclanova. non-professionals : e, Cherniavsky of the North ;" then signed with Paramount 

blue eyes : w, 106 pounds : p. non-professionals ; Institute. Moscow, and received her stage train- and played opposite Adolphe Menjou in "Sere- 

e. New York City high school; not married: hy, ing when she entered the Moscow Art theatre nade ;" then selected by Richard Baithelmess 

swimming, riding and golfing. No stage ex- at the age of 16: not married: hy, tennis, for "The Nocse" at First National: signed by 

pericnce. Screen experience consists of small With the Moscow Art theatre, dramatic end DeMille for "The Godless Girl." Late pictures 



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COMMANDING 
In TALKING 

Audiences everywhere shaking 
the rafters! Critics hunting for 
new adjectives! First run exhibi' 
tors 24-sheeting the comedy, giv- 
ing it featured position in news- 
paper advertising and marquee 
Ughts, and crying, "When can we 
have the next one?" 



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••The EliBible Mr. Bangs" 
is ^vell described . • • Here 
U a comedy that rem.r^ds 

us of the famous S.dncY 
Drew series which helped 

„ake attending picture 
theatres so pleasant years ^ 
ago. Incidentally, the first 
of a new sound series from 

Educational. AveryJ2ld 

beginnmg. 

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WATCH IT CLICK 

"The Bride's Relations" ... is 
a knockout . The best talkine short 
we have seen. Shown in a cold 
projection room, it "got" the re- 
viewers, and brought plenty of 
laughs. Watch it click in the the- 
atres. A "ncitiircd", if there ever 
xvas one — M. I'. Nl EWS! 

. . . Riotously hinny, 

—THE BILLBOARD. 

EXCELLENT LINES 

"The Eligible Mr. Bangs" ... is a 
smart society comedy w ith excel- 
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those former heights when a Sen- 
nett comedy was frequently more 
important than the feature film on 
a program. "The Bride's Relations" 
. . . i s the fiinniest comedy I've seen 
in seasons. 
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— in Cleveland Plain Dealer. 
... It is a riotous comedy from be- 
ginning to end . . . N'olhing that ive 
could Miv tvould Ho justice to thi's 
t^iclurc L'eiM. 

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BEAUMONT. LUCY: b, Bristol. England. 
1863; h. 5 feet: iron gray hair and dark blue 
eyes: w, 110 pounds; p, Helen Coles and Albert 
Beaumont, non-professionals ; e. Clifton hiK'h 
school. Bath. 27 years stage training in New 
York and London ; widow of Capt. Douglas 
Begora. British officer ; hy. reading and walking. 
Stage experience with David Belasco in New 
York City in such productions as "Chu Chin 
Chow ;'* with the New York Theatre Guild ; in 
"The Champion" with Sam Harris, and in 1925 
"The Little Angei" and "The Lounge Lizard." 
Screen experience in such pictures as "Youth 
Triumphant." "The Ashes of Vengeance." "The 
Family Secret." "As No Man Has Loved," "The 
Greater Glory." "The Torrent." and "The Old 
Soak ;" also in Warner Brothei's talkies "Hard 
Boiled Rose." "Greyhound Limited" and "She- 
Knew Men." 

BEEBE. MARJORIE: b. Kansas City, Mo., 
October 9. 1909; h. 5 feet Z% inches; red hair 
and green eyes : w, 125 pounds ; p. May C. 
Breese and William Beebe, non-professionals ; 
e. Northeast high at Kansas City and Belmont 
high at Los Angeles ; no stage training ; not 
married ; hy, horses, swimming, books and act- 
ing. On the screen ehe has appeared in two 
reel comedies for Universal and Fox. and in 
feature productions such as "Ankles Preferred." 
"Hille of Peril," "Colleen," "Rich but Honest." 
"Thief in the Dark," "Love Hunprry," "The 
Farmer's Daughter" and "Home.sick." 

BELLAMY, MADGE: r. n.. Margaret Phil- 
pott; b. Hillsboro. Tex.. June 30. 1903; h. 5 
feet 3 inches ; auburn hair and brown eyes ; w, 
110 pounds ; p, Annie Derden and William 
Bladfioe Philpott, non-prof essionak ; e, private 
tutor ; not married ; hy, literature, music and 
riding. Stage experience in "The Love Mill," 
"PoUyanna" and "Dear Brutus." Screen ex- 
perience consists of various roles in "The Iron 
Horse," "Lorna Doon." "Hail the Woman." 
"Bertha the Sewing Machine Girl." "Anklee 
Preferred," "Alimony," "Summer Bachelors," 
"Very Confidential." "The Telephone Girl." 
"Silk Legs," "Sandy," "Mother Knows Best," 
"The Play Girl" and "Soft Living." 



BLANK, SALLY: r. n., Betty Jane Young; b. 
Salida. Col., July 11. 1910; h, 5 feet 4Vi inches; 
light brown hair and hazel eyes; w, 119 pounds; 
p, Mrs. George U. Belzer. non-profeseional ; e. 
Catholic Girls high school ; received her stage 
training in school plays ; hy. dancing and sail- 
ing. Her screen career consists of taking the 
part of the chum of Dorothy Gulliver, who 
took the lead, in "The Collegians" series and 
that of leading woman in "Wolves of the 
City" for Universal ; as a Sextette girl, one 
of the Junior Stars, in "Rolled Stockings" : 
opposite Wallace Beery in "Casey at the Bat" ; 
a small bit in "Wife Savers" starring Wallace 
Beery and Ray Hatton : Jack Holt's leading 
woman in "Vanishing Pioneer" : also leading 
woman in "Shootin' Irons" and "Fools for 
Luck" with Chester Conklin and W. C. Fields 
for Paramount. Was also leading woman in 
"Dead Man's Curve" and "Her Summer Hero" 
for F B O : and in "Horseman of the Plains" 
starring Tom Mix. To date she has appeared 
in two Tom Mix pictures for F B O, taking 
leads in both. 

BLYTHE. BETTY: r. n.. Elizabeth BIythe 
Slaughter ; b, Los Angeles, Cal.. September 1, 
1900 ; h, 5 feet "'^^ inches ; daik auburn hair 
and grey eyes; w, 140 pounds; p. Kate BIythe 
and Henry Slaughter of Kentucky, non-pro- 
fessionals : e, Los Angeles high and Polytech- 
nic, University of Southern California; not 
married ; hy, dogs, traveling, swimming, mu- 
sic and opera. Stage experience with Olivei' 
Morosco Company, Los Angeles, in "So Long 
Letty :" with Morris Gest Company in "Ex- 
perience;" now on Keith Orpheum. Also 
spent five months on the English stage in 
London and provinces in her own comjiany 
of players. Began her career with Vitagraph 
company in Brooklyn. N. Y. ; starred with 
Harry Morey one year in "His Own People" 
and others, her first hit being in "Over the 
Top" with Arthur Guy ; also with World Film 
Company. Made six pictures for Universal 
opposite Frank Mayo; "Silver Horde'* for 
Goldwyn : "His Wife's Relations," "Darling of 
the Rich" and others for Pathe; "Slander" 
and "Queen of Sheba" for Fox Film; "Potash 
& Perlmutter in Hollywood ;" and "Nomads 
of the North" for First National. In Eng- 
land she appeared in "Chu Chin Chow," 
"She," "Southern Love" and "Jacob' .s Well." 



BOARDMAN, ELEANOR : b. Philadelphia, 
Pa.. August 19: h. 5 feet BY2 inches; light 
brown hair and hazel eyes ; w, 120 pounds : e. 
Germantown high school, and the Academy of 
Fine Arts, Philadelphia; m. King Vidor. direc- 
tor. Has appeared in such pictures as "Souls 
for Sale," "Three Wise Fools." "Proud Flesh." 
"Wife of the Centaur," "Bardelys the Magnifi- 
cent." "Tell It to the Marines." "The Crowd" 
and "She Goes to War." 

BOW, CLARA: b. Brooklyn. N. Y. ; h, 5 feet 
3 Mi inchi-s ; fiery red hair and agate brown 
eyes; w, 110 pounds; p. Sarah and Robert Bow. 
non-professionals ; e. Circle high school ; hy. 
motoring, hiking and swimming. Screen ex- 
perience includes appeaiances in "Rough House 
Rosie," "Get Your Man." "Red Hair," "The 
Fleet's In," "The Wild Party." "Three Week 
Ends" and "Ladies of the Mob." Her first 
screen experience was in "Down to the Sea in 
Ships." 

BOYD. BETTY: r. n.. Betty Boyd Smith; fi. 

Kansas City. Mo.. May 11. 1908; h. 5 feet 5 
inches ; auburn hair and brown eyes : w, 128 
iwunds ; p, Mrs. Boyd Smith, non-professional ; 
e, Loretta Academy, N. C, Hollywood high 
school : received her stage training at the Holly- 
wood Community theatre and Marta Oatman 
school ; not married ; hy. drawing, skiing, swim-- 
ming and dancing. Played leads in Educational 
comedies for one year, then featured lead in 
"A Peisian Market" for Tiffany-Stahl, a sound 
technicolor classic. 

BRENT. EVELYN: b. Tampa. Fla.. h. 5 feet 
4 inches; brown hair and eyes: w, 112 jxjunds ; 
e. Normal training school in New York City ; 
not married. While still attending Normal 
school, she visited the Fort Lee studios and 
obtained work as an e?ctra. her first good part 
being in support of Olga Petrove for Metro. 
Then made a pleasure trip to Europe, played in 
"The Ruined Lady" and remained in England 
about four years, appearing in pictures pro- 
duced by Stoll. Ideal, Samuelson and other pro- 
ducers. Returned to the United States and went 
to Holly woo<l where she played in a series of 
14 crook melodramas for F B O, including "The 
Jade Cup," "Smooth as Satin" and "The Flame 
of the Argentine." Now under contract to 
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Feathers in "Underworld" in which she wafi fea- 
tured with George Bancroft and Clive Brook ; 
Mary Vanbrugh in "Beau Sabreur" ; Natacha 
in Emil Jannings' "The Last Command" ; with 
Adolphe Menjou in "A Night of Mystery" and 
"Hie Tiger Lady" ; with George Bancroft in 
"The Drag Net" ; with Thomas Meighan in 
"The Mating Call"; and in "Interference." 

BRENT. HELEN: b, Philadelphia. Pa., Sep- 
tember 2, 1908; h, 5 feet 3 inches; blonde hair 
and blue eyes ; w, 99 pounds ; e, St. Mary's 
Academy, Portland, Ore., and the Villa Maria 
Academy, Philadelphia, Pa. ; hy. dancing, read- 
ing, singing and mueic. No etage experience. 
Her screen experience includes roles in "Feet 
of Clay," "The Temptress," "Our Dancing 
Daughters," "Four Walls," "Sawdust Paradise," 
"The Strong Man." "The Chaser," "Out of 
the Past," "Spring Fever" and "The Taxi 
Dancer. " 

BRIAN. MARY: b. Corsicana. Tex.. Febru- 
ary 17 ; h, 5 feet 2 inches ; dark brown hair 
and hazel eyee ; w. 105 poundfi : p. Louise, and 
the late Taurrence Brian, non-professionals ; e, 
Bryan high school, Dallas, Tex., and received 
her stage training in presentation work in pic- 
ture housee ; not married ; hy, sketching and 
riding. Stage experience in presentation at 
Grauman's Million Dollar theatre, Los Angeles. 
Picture career consists of appearances in "Peter 
Pan," "Runnin' Wild," "Two Flaming Youths," 
"Partners in Crime." "The Big Killing," "Shan- 
hai Bound," "Man Power." "Under the Tonto 
Rim," "Forgotten Faces." "Varsity" and 
"Someone to Love," all Paramount pictures. 

BRODY, ANN: r. n., Ann Brody Goldstein; 
b. Poland. August 29. 1884; h, 5 feet: brown 
hair and dark brown eyes ; w, 170 pounds : p. 
Ada Brody and David L. Goldstein, non-pro- 
fessionals : e. Woman's high school. New York 
City : not married ; hy, work, music and books. 
Stage experience in "Anton ia" in 1925 ; as 
Rosy Potash in "Potash and Perlmutter ;" Molly 
Blumberg in "My Country," and Magnolia in 
"The Goldfish." Screen experience with Vita- 
graph company in 1912 and has appeared in such 
pictures as "My Man" for Warner Brothers ; 
"The Case of Lena Smith" and "The Wolf 
Song" for Paramount ; and in "Alpine Tale." 



BYRON. MARION: r. n.. Miriam Bilenkin : 
b. Dayton, O.. March 16, 19U : h. 5 feet; dark 
brown hair and blue eyee ; w, 95 pounds ; p. 
Bertha and Lewis Bilenkin, non-professionals ; 
e, public Bchools in Dayton, Denver, Detroit 
and Los Angeles ; received stage training in Los 
Angeles : hy, dancing. Has appeared in "The 
Patsy" in Los Angelee, also in "Music Box 
Revue" with Fanny Brice ; took the lead in "Tip 
Toes" and featured role in "Cradle Snatchers" 
and "Strawberry Blonde,' Screen career con- 
sists of lead with Buster Keaton in "Steamboat 
Bill, Jr.." also with Sammy Cohen in "Plastered 
in Paris." Also featured in Hal Roach com- 
edies. 

CALDWELL. BETTY: b, Los Angelee. Cal.. 
September 14, 1909 ; h, 5 feet 2^2 inches ; 
blonde hair and gray eyes ; w, 116 pounds ; p, 
Ida Heckler and Bert Caldwell, non-profes- 
sionals ; e, Hollywood high school ; not married ; 
hy, music, swimming and dancing. No stage 
experience. Screen experience in "Her Father 
Said No" and "The House Without a Key." 

CAREW, ORA WHYTOCK: b. Salt Lake 
City. Utah. April 13 ; h, 5 feet 2^2 inches : 
blonde hair and brown eyes ; w, 118 pounds ; p. 
Evelyn Carew and Dr. James Whytock ; e, San 
Francisco high school and Rowland Hall. Salt 
Lake City U. : not manned ; hy, all outdoor 
sports. Stage experience. Entered pictures in 
1920 and has appeared in Metro's "The Little 
Lady of the Big House," Jack London stoi-y ; 
"Lady Fingers" with Bert Lytcll. and "Sherlock 
Holmes ;" also in Fox's "The Big Town Round- 
Up" with Tom Mix. 

CAREWE, RITA: r. n., Violette Carewe 
Mason; h. 5 feet 4^^ inches: blonde hair and 
blue eyes ; w, 124 pounds ; p, Mary Jane and 
Edwin Carewe. father professional ; e. Com- 
nock School of Expression ; m, LeRoy Mason, 
professional. Has appeared in the following 
pictures. "Resurrection" and "Revenge." di- 
rected and protluced by Edwin Carewe, released 
through United Artists; "The Will of the 
Woman ;" and in "High Steppers." also directed 
and produced by Edwin Carewe. released through 
First National. 

CARLYLE, AILEEN: r. n., Aileen Bauer; b, 



San Francisco, Cal., March 5. 1906; h, 5 feet 
6 inches; auburn hair and brown eyes; w, 165 
pounds ; p. Aileen L. Day and Chris J. Bauer* 
non-professionals ; e, San Francisco high school, 
in a college in Paris, France, and received her 
stage training in San Francisco; not married; 
hy, swimming, dancing, tennie. and Chineee 
and Japanese prints. First stage appearance in 
"Passions" under David Graham Fisher in 
1926 : then played minor roles in Alcazar Stock 
company in San Francisco. Her picture career 
started in 1926 in "Sweet Adeline" under Jer- 
ome Storm for Charles Ray ; then in "Drums 
of Love." "Sky Rocket" and "Marching On" 
with Chic Sale on Movietone. 

CAROL, SUE: r. n., Evelyn Lederer ; b. 
Chicago, III.. October 30. 1908 ; h, 5 feet 3 
inches ; dark brown hair and eyes : w. 108 
pounds ; p, Caroline and Samuel Lederer. non- 
professionals ; e, Kemper Hall and National 
Park Seminary ; no stage training ; m and div. ; 
hy, swimming and golf. Has appeared in such 
pictures as "Soft Cushions," "Walking Back." 
"Skyscrapers," "Cohens and Kellys in Paris," 
"Captain Swagger" "Air Circus" and is now 
making "Girls Gone Wild." 

CARROLL, NANCY: b. New York City, No- 
vember 19, 1906 ; h, 5 feet 4 inches ; auburn hair 
and blue eyes: w. IIS pounds; e. Holy Trinity 
school. She received her stage training in a 
dance specialty in the "Passing Show of 1923," 
"Topics of 1923," the "Passing Show of 1924," 
and in "Mayflowers" (at the Forest theatre) ; 
in 1926 she appeared in "Nancy" in Los An- 
geles ; and the "Music Box Revue" in Hollywood 
with Lupino Lane. Then starred by Louis 
Macloon in "Loase Ankles"; and in 1927 ap- 
peared in "Chicago" at the Music Box theatre 
in Hollywood. In 1927 she submitted to a 
test by Fox. which resulted in second lead in 
"Ladies Must Dress" starring Virginia Valli. 
Paramount then signed her for the role of 
Rosemary in Anne Nichols' "Abie's Irish Rose." 
Since then she has been featured in Richard 
Dix's "Ea£;y Come Easy Go" ; "The Water Hole" 
with Jack Holt ; "Manhattan Cocktail" with 
Richard Arlen ; "The Shopworn Angel" with 
Gary Cooper ; and in "The Wolf of Wall 
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CARVER. LOUISE: r. n.. Louise Spliger 
Miujay : b, Davenport, la.. June 9, 1875 ; h. 5 
feet 9 inches ; ash brown hair and hazel eyes ; 
\- 165 pounds; p. Wilhelmina Gi-unewaidt and 
Fritz Spliyer, father chief of police and mother 
German opera sinyrer ; e, Davenport high school ; 
married : hy, driving a team of horses. Made 
her debut in grand opera in 1892 at the Audi- 
torium theatre. Chicago. Did opera work for 
years ; then impromptu comedienne and was 
featured in "Hcnpecks" with Lew Fields, play- 
ing Mrs. Beck; in Shuberfs "Dick Whittington ;'" 
then leading comedienne character in "Fifty 
Miles from Boston." Screen experience in Mack 
Sennett's "The First One Hundred Years Are 
the Worst"; in "The Redeeming Sin." Warner 
Brothers production ; "Shameless Behavior," and 
in "Four Married Men." a Fox Movietone re- 
leased shortly and known as "Fox Movietone 
Follies." 

CHATTERTON, RUTH: b. New York City; h. 
5 feet 2% inches; brown hair and hazel eyes; 
w, 110 pounds ; p. non-professionale ; e. Mrs. 
Kazan's private school. Pelham Manor, N. Y., 
and received her stage training in stock com- 
pany; m, and div., Ralph Forbes, professional; 
hy. tennits, swimming, sailing and riding. Stage 
experience in such successes as "Daddy Long 
Legs," "Moonlight and Honeysuckle," "A Mar- 
riage of Convenience," "Mary Rose." "La 
Tendresse," "Changelings." "The Magnolia 
Lady," "The Little Minister." "The Man with a 
Load of Mischief," "The Green Hat" and "The 
Devil's Plum Tree." Screen experience in "Sins 
of the Fathers" opposite Emil Jannings and in 
"The Doctor's Secret" an all-talking feature, 
both Paramount. 

CHERRILL. VIRGINIA : b, Carthage, 111.. 
April 12, 1908; h, 5 feet 4^2 inches: blonde hair 
and blue eyes; w, 110 pounds; p. Mrs. J. M. 
Cherrill, non-professional ; e, Starrett Finishing 
school, Chicago. 111. ; hy, reading and the study 
of languages. Signed a contract in October, 
192S with Charlie Chaplin as his leading woman 
in "City Lights." 

CHRISTY. ANN: r. n., Gladys Cronin ; b. 
Logansport, Ind.. May 31. 1909; h, 5 feet; dark 
brown hair and blue eyes; w, 100 pounds; p. 
Mr. and Mrs. David Cronin, non-profet^sionals ; 
e, Logansport high school ; hy, golf. ^ No stage 
experience. Screen experience consists of a 
year with Christie in leads ; with Snub Pol- 
lard in "Fire" ; with Columbia in "The Kid 
Sieter ;" with Hoot Gibson in "The Hell 
Wrecker,*' in Paramount 's "The Water Hole" 
with Jack Holt, and with Harold Lloyd in 
"Speedy." Also in Tiffany-Stahl's "The Love 
Charm." 

COOPER. EDNA MAE: b. Baltimore, Md.. 
July 19, lOCO ; h, 5 feet 6i^ inches; brown hair 
and hazel eyes; w. 130 pounds; p. Mary Mae 
Robinson and James E. Cooper, non-profes- 
sionals ; e, Hollywood high school, Sacred Heait 
convent in Maryland and St, Joseph college in 
Oklahoma, and received her stage training under 
Marta Oatman in Los Angeles ; m. Karl Brown, 
director; hy. aviation. Stage experience of six 
months in stock in San Diego and in vaude- 
ville in Los Angeles. Entered pictures in 1924 
and up to the present time has appeared in 
"Speedy" with Harold Lloyd; "The Goodbye 
Kiss" for Mack Sennett : "The Jealous Hus- 
band," "Love. Honor and Oh Baby," "The Swim 
Princess," "Changelings," "The Apache" and 
"Code of the Air." 

CORBIN. VIRGINIA LEE: b. Prescott, Ariz.. 
December 5. 1910; h. 5 feet 5 inches: blonde 
hair and blue eyes; w, 118 pounds; p. Francis 
V. Cox and Leon E. Corbin, non-professionals ; 
e. private tutor : not married : hy, horses, swim- 
ming, tennis and dancing. Stage experience 
with the Orpheum Circuit for three and one- 
half years. Screen experience in such pictures 
as "The City That Never Sleeps." "The Perfect 
Sap." "Ladies at Play." "Hands Up," "Bare 
Knees" and "Head of the Family." 

CORNWALL. ANN: b. New York City. Jan- 
uary 17 ; h. 4 feet 10 inches ; red hair and brown 
eyes ; w. 95 pounds ; p. Eleanor Cornwall, non- 
professional ; e. New York City high school : 
m. Charles Maigne, ex-professional ; hy, outdoor 
sports. Stage experience in New York City 
appearing in musical comedy. Entered pictures 
in 1920 and has appeared in many pictures in- 
cluding "The Flaming Frontier" with Hoot 
Gibson for Universal ; starred at Christie for 
two and one-half years ; in "Half Back Hannah" 
and in "Fighting Fannie;" also in "The Heart 
of the Yukon" for Pathe with John Bowers ; and 
in "The Splendid Crime," directed by William 
DeMille for Paramount. 

CRAWFORD. JOAN: b. San Antonio, Tex., 
March 23. 1906; h. 5 feet 4 inches: dark hair 
and dark brown eyee ; w\ 110 pounds; e. private 
(Schools in Kansas City. Mo. ; hy, dancing. Stage 
experience as a dancer under Erne Young in 



his revue "Innocent Eyes" in 1922 in Chicago; 
and in Shubert's "Passing Show" and the 
"Winter Garden,'* New York. Thence to the 
screen in Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer's "Pretty 
Ladies" (1925) ; "Sally, Irene and Mary." 
"Paris," "The Taxi Dancer" and "The Un- 
known" (1926) ; "Spring Fever" and "West 
Point" (1927) ; and "Four Walls," "Adrienne 
Leeouvreur" and others in 1928. 

DALY, MARCELLA: b, Kansas City, Mo- 
January 31. 1903: h. 5 feet 5% inches; brown 
hair and grey eyes; w, 125 pounds; p. Mary 
and Patrick H. Daly, non-professionals ; e. 
Hollywood high school ; hy, swimming, boating 
and reading. No stage experience. Starred 
in five reelers as Dorothy Drew in state rights 
Ijroduetion. Bill Lackey producer; appeared with 
Victor McLaglen in Fox's "A Girl in Every 
Port," also with Madge Bellamy in "Black 
Paradise," and played the heavy in the Fox 
Van Bibber .series of comedies. With George 
O'Hara and Alberta Vaughn in F B O's "The 
Cro-Getters" ; and in Paramount's "Avalanche" 
with Doris Hill and Jack Holt, and in "Tong 
War" with William Wellman directing. 

DAMEREAUX, ELISE: b, Cologne, Germany. 
January 26. 1904 ; h. 5 feet 2 inches ; medium 
brown hair and blue eyes ; w. 110 pounds : e, 
Marianum Ordaden, Germany, the University 
of Bonn. Germany, and received her stage train- 
ing in Paris. London and New York ; hy, horse- 




back riding, swimming and driving. Also speaks, 
reads and writes English. Fiench and German. 
Stage experience in student dramatics. Screen 
experience with Ufa Film Company, Berlin ; 
Pathe. Paris ; United Artists. Hollywood, under 
D. W. Griffith ; and with Universal Pictures 
C'^rporation. under Rupert Julian. 

DAMITA, LILY: b, Paris France. July 20. 
1906 : h, 5 feet 3 inches ; ash blonde hair and 
brown eyes ; w, 114 pounds ; p, Isabel and 
Pierre Damita, foreign department of state: e, 
convent and received stage training at Paris 
Opera and on stages all over Euroi>e. With 
the Paris Opera in 1923; the Folies Bergeres in 
1924 and toured Europe in revues in 1925. 
Starred for two years by Ufa ; then apt>eare<l in 
"The Queen's in the Parlor" and "Forbidden 
Love." European made pictures released through 
Pathe. Her first American picture was "The 
Rescue" starring Ronald Colman ; later "The 
Bridge of San Luis Rey." 

DANIELS. BEBE: b. Dallas, Tex.. January 
14 : h. 5 feet 3 inches ; black hair and eyes ; 
w, 120 pounds ; p, Phyllis and John Daniels, 
professionals ; e, La Canada, California high 
school. Sacred Heart convent, Los Angeles ; not 
married ; hy, all outdoor sports. When five 
years of age worked in Belasco theatre for 
Oliver Morosco ; few years later with Belasco 
and Burbank stock in Los Angeles with Fay 
Bainter, Hobart Bosworth. Marshall Neilan and 
others until her early teens. Appeared as 
Harold Lloyd's leading woman in "Lonesome 
Luke" comedies ; then under contract to De- 
Mille and then with Paramount. Among her 
many Paramount pictures are "Senorita," "She's 



a Sheik," "Swim. Girl. Swim," "The Fifty- 
Fifty Girl." "Hot News." "What a Night." and 
others. 

DARLING, JEAN: b. Santa Monica, Cal.. 
August 23, 1922 : h, 47 inches ; pale yellow 
hair and deep blue eyes ; w, 46 pounds ; p. 
Dorothy Hamilton Darling and R. P. Dai-ling, 
deceased, mother professional ; hy, her collie 
dog. On tour with Roach's "Our Gang" kids 
in 1927 and again in August, September and 
October 1928. Played as an extra in two pic- 
tures on Roach lot with "Our Gang" during 
October and November 1926. In January 1927. 
was made leading woman of "Our Gang" and 
has been in about 25 "Our Gang" comedies, 
her latest being "Crazy House." 

DARR. VONDELL: b. Los Angeles, Cal.. 
April 18. 1919; h, 52 inches; blonde hair and 
blue eyes ; w, 54 pounds ; p, Homa DuPree and 
Ralph Darr ; hy, riding horseback. She has 
appeared on the stage in "The Littlest Rebel." 
and on the screen in "On Trial," "The 
Dummy," "The Pony Express," "The City That 
Never Sleeps," "Feet of Clay" and "One Glori- 
ous Night." 

DAVIES. MARION: b. New York City. Jan- 
uary 3, 1900 ; h. 5 feet 5 inches ; golden hair 
and blue eyes; w. 120 pounds; e. Convent of 
Sacred Heart, Hastings ; hy. all outdoor sports. 
With "Chu Chin Chow" as a dancer in 1916. 
traveling troupe in New York. Thence to the 
screen where she has apjieared in "Runaway 
Romany," for Ardsley-Pathe in 1918; "April 
Folly." "The Restless Sex" and "When Knight- 
hood Was in Flower'* for Lasky in 1920-21-22; 
in Goldwyn's "Little Old New York" in 1923; 
and since then with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 
"Beverly of Graustark" and "Tillie the Toiler" 
in 1926 ; "Quality Street" and "The Fair Co- 
ed" in 1927, and "The Patsy" and "The Card- 
board Lover" in 1928. 

D'AVRIL, YOLA: b. Lille. France. April 8; 
h, 5 feet 5 inches ; brown hair and grey blue 
eyes ; w. 120 pounds ; p, non-professionals ; e. 
Sacred Heart Convent. Paris, and Lycee Michot, 
Paris, and received her stage training in Paris. 
Lisbon, Barcelona and Brussels : hy. tennis, 
painting, dancing and writing. Toured Europe 
with a musical comedy, "Paris d' amuse" and 
danced on the stage in Canada for about six 
months. Started out in pictures by working as 
an extra for two weeks ; then in "The Dress- 
maker from Paris" for Paramount ; later in 
Christie comedies. With First National for 
two years and now free lancing. 

DAVENPORT. MILLA: b, Sicily, February 
4 ; h, 5 feet 7 inches ; gray hair and eyes ; w, 
170 pounds ; p. Anna Zetta and John Daven- 
jKirt, non-professionals : e, in Switzerland ; m, 
Harry Davenport, non-professional ; hy, art and 
music. Stage experience con.sist-s of appearances 
in vaudeville for 15 years, in burlesque and in 
repertoire. Screen experience in "Daddy Long- 
legs," "Rip Van Winkle," "Stronger Than 
Death," "Sins of the Fathers," "Missouri." 
"You Never Can Tell" and "Don't Trust Your 
Husband." 

•DAWSON. DORIS: b. Goldfield. Nev.. April 
16. 1909 ; h. 5 feet 1 inch ; red hair and blue 
eyes ; w, 103 pounds ; p. Emma A. Dyche and 
B. X. Dawson, non-professionals ; e. Miss 
Gildner's School for Girls, and the Virginia col- 
lege, Roanoke. Va. ; no stage training ; hy. 
swimming, dancing, reading and riding. Screen 
experience in such pictures as "The Little 
Shei>herd of Kingdom Come," "Naughty Baby," 
"The Little Wildcat," (Warner Brothers talk- 
ing), "Do Your Duty," "Heart Trouble" and 
"Hot Stuff." 

DAY. MARCELINE : b. Colorado Springs. 
Col., April 24, 1908; h. 5 feet 3 inches; medium 
brown hair and blue grey eyes; w, 110 pounds: 
p. Irene and the late Frank Day. non-profes- 
sionals ; e, Venice. Cat., high school in 1923, 
no stage training ; not married ; hy, motoring, 
swimming and horseback riding. Has been 
leading woman for Harry Langdon. Stan 
Laurel, Charley Chase, Hoot Gibson, William 
Desmond, Edwin Cobb and Robert Frazer. Pic- 
tures in which she has appeared include "The 
Beloved Rogue" with John Barrymore. and "The 
Splendid Road" ; and in the following under 
the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer banner. "The Barrier" 
with Lionel Barrymore ; "The Single Man" with 
Lew Cody; "The Boy Friend." "London After 
Midnight" with Lon Chaney : and "The 
Cameraman" with Buster Keaton. Her latest 
pictures are Columbia's "Restless Youth" and 
"Driftwood." 

DELMAR. ROSITA: r. n., Roeita De Loe 
Angeles: b. Chihuahua State, Mexico. November 
20, 19lW h, 5 feet : black hair and dark brown 
ey&;": w, 104 pounds ; p, Tereasa Estavillo and 
Antonio De Los Angeles, non-professionals : e. 
El Centre high school ; hy, swimming, dancing. 



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The MOTION PICTURE ALMANAC 



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The Qrandest Show Ever Put On! 



Carl 
Laenimle 



Edna 
Ferber 



Joseph 
Schildkraut 



Jerome 
Kern 



CARL LAEMMLE 

HAS THE HONOR TO PRESENT 

Universal's Talking and Singing Triumph 

jvith Laura LaPIante - Joseph Schildkraut 

OTIS HARLAN 

ALMA RUBENS 

EMILY FITZROY 

JANE LA VERNE 

With the Musical Hits from 

ZIEGFELDS STAGE PRODUCTION 

By Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, 2nd 
Story by EDNA FERBER 

SEE and HEAR 

THE ORIGINAL ZIEGFELD STAGE STARS 
HELEN MORGAN— JULES BLEDSOE— AUNT JEMIMA 

A HARRY POLLARD PRODUCTION 
Movietone Direction by Arch Heath and Harry Pollard 

As a iioii'l it took the country by storm ... as a Zipgfeld Musi- 
cal Comvdy it was a sensation ... as Carl Laeninde's Movietone 
Triumph it's the biggest thing that ever happened in motion 
pictures. 

That's glittering, gorgeous, glamorous Show Boat. 
Seats sold for as high as $25.00 each at the Ziegfeld Theatre, 
New- York. Now as a motion picture it marks a new era in 
entertainment. 

This is the first time in show business history that the .>malle>l 
towns, villages and hamlets can see and hear the higlilights of 
a big $7.70 per seat musical comedy hit on the screen while the 
Broadway production is still running. 

You will HEAR as well as SEE the famous Ziegfeld stars . . . 

Helen Morgan singing "Bill'' and "Can't Help Loving That 

Man" . . . Jules Bledsoe singing "Old Man River" . . . Aunt 

Jemima and the celebrated Ziegfeld Plantation Singers "Hey 

Fellous" and "Come On Folks." 

The brilliant L'niversal cast of screen stars inrluding Laura 

LaPIante. Joseph Schildkr<iut. Otis Harlan. Alma Rubens, Emily 

Fitzroy. Jane La 1 erne and hundreds of others. 

That s SHOW BOAT with the greatest array of stage and screen 

celebrities ever identified with one picture. 




Oscar 
Hammerstein. 




Otis Harlan 



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singing, booke and acting. Dancer in Smaroff's 
Revue and also at the West Coast theatres in 
Los Angeles for about eix months. Started 
her screen career with small parts and bits 
with Warner Brothers and Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer. Has appeared in "The Tide of the 
Empire," Allan Dwan production; "Noah's 
Ark" for Warner Brothers, and "Erik the 
Great" for Universal. 

DEL RIO. DOLORES: b. Durango. Mexico. 
August 3 ; h, 5 feet 3^/^ inches ; black hair and 
brown eyes; w. 115 i>ounds ; e, in convent; m, 
the late^ Jamie Del Rio ; hy. dancing. Screen 
experience includes roles in "Joanna," "High 
Steppers." "Pals First." "What Price Glory." 
"The Red Dance,"* "The Trail of '98." "Resur- 
rection." "Romona," "Revenge" and "Evange- 
line." 

DE PUTTI, LYA: b. near Budapest in Vesce, 
Hungary ; h, 5 feet 2 inches : black hair and 
dark brown eyes ; w, 105 pounds ; p. Countess 
Heyes and Baron De Putti ; e. Sacre Coeur 
convent ; m, widow of Count Louis Chrietianson, 
Swedish Embast;y in Berlin ; hy, music, art and 
dancing. Danced in vaudeville in Budapest, also 
premiere danseuse in Russian classical ballet at 
Winter Garden in Berlin. First screen experi- 
ence in Germany in 1921. with Ufa in "The 
Hindu Tombstone;" later in "Variety;" thence 
to the United States where she has appeared in 
"God Gave Me Twenty Cents," "Sorrows of 
Satan." "The Heart Thief." "Prince of Temp- 
ters." "Midnight Rose" and "Buck Privates." 

DOUGLAS, MARION: r. n.. Ena Gregory; b. 
Sidney. Australia, April 18. 1908 ; h. 5 feet 2 
inches ; blonde hair and brown eyes ; w, 107 
pounds ; p. Jessie Pryor and Arthur Gregory, 
non-prof essionalfi ; e, high schools in Australia 
and Hollywood ; has had stage training : m, 
A] Rogell, director ; hy. tennis and swimming. 
Stage experience in Australia appearing in 
"Daddies," "Jack and Jill." "Puss in Boots" 
and "Eyes of Youth." Screen experience cov- 
ering a period of six years during which time 
she starred in Hal Roach comedies, about 200 
in all : was a Wampas Baby Star ; and appeared 
in "Shepherd of the Hills," "Palace of the 
King," "Power of Silence." "Sioux Blood." 
"Devil's Trademark" and "The Bush Ranger." 

DOVE, BILLIE: Billie Dove Willat ; b. 

New York City. May 14, 1904 ; h. 5 feet 6 
inches ; brown hair and hazel eyes ; w. 119 
pounds ; p, non-professionals ; e. New York City ; 
m, Irvin Willat, professional ; hy. athletic 
sports, dancing, yachting, motoring and travel. 
Played a Follies girl in Constance Talmadge's 
"Polly of the Follies" which was her first role; 
then under Lois Weber's direction in "The 
Sensation Seekers" and "The Marriage Clause." 
A screen test later showed her fitness for color 
photography which led to the lead opposite 
Douglas Fairbanks in "The Black Pirate" and 
in Paramount's "Wanderer of the Wasteland." 
Also appeared in "The Lone Wolf Returns," 
another important picture prior to her signing 
with First National. Her First National stellar 
pictures are "An Affair of the Follies," "The 
Night Watch." "The Yellow Lily." "American 
Beauty," "The Tender Hour." "The Heart of 
a Follies Girl." "The Love Mart," "The Stolen 
Bride" and "Adoration." 

DRESSER, LOUISE: b, Evansville. Ind. ; h. 

5 feet 7 inches ; blonde hair and blue eyes ; w, 
160 pounds ; p, Ida and William Kerlin ; e, 
Evansville high school ; m. Jack Gardner, pro- 
fessional : by, gardening. Stage experience in- 
cludes vaudeville, "Potash and Perlmutter" and 
"The Girl Behind the Counter" in New York 
City. Screen experience of about seven years 
appearing in "The Goose Woman" for Univer- 
sal ; "Mother Knows Best" and "The Air Cir- 
cus" for Fox; and in "Padlocked" for Para- 
mount. 

DREXEL, NANCY: r. n., Dorothy Kitchen : b. 
New York City, April 6, 1910; h, 5 feet 1% 
inches ; blonde hair and brown eyes ; w, 108 
pounds : p, Mr. and Mrs. George P. Kitchen, 
non-professionals ; e, Cathedral high school, New 
York City ; hy, horseback riding, dancing, swim- 
ming and driving. At the age of 8 she played 
in George M. Cohan's production. "Royal Vaga- 
bond," and at 10 played revival of the Flora- 
dora Sextette. Also in Shubert production 
"Quality Street" and in the revival of "Blue- 
bird. 'J Screen career began with a one year 
contract with Universal under the name of 
Dorothy Kitchen. Later she was selected by F. 
W. Murnau to play one of the "Four Devils" 
and given a contract by Fox. Has played leads 
in "The Escape." "Prep and Pep." "Riley the 
Cop," and in a Movietone selection. "Forget 
Me Not." In these latter pictures she played 
under the name of Nancy Drexel for Fox, 

DUANE. ELSIE: r. n.. Elsie Nichols; b. 
Philadelphia. Pa., March 30. 1906; h, 5 feet 6 



inches ; blonde hair and blue eyes ; w. 122 
pounds; p. Julia Bates and George H. Nichols, 
non-professionals ; e, private tutor ; not mar- 
ried ; hy, writing, riding, music and dancing. 
Stage experience in "Abie's Irish Rose" and 
"The Donovan Affair" and screen experience in 
talking sketches, 

DUDLEY, FLORENCE: b. Maysville. Mo.. 

January 28, 1908 ; h, 5 feet 4^ inches ; blonde 
hair and blue eyes ; w. 118 pounds ; p. Mr. 
and Mrs. J. L. Peters, non-professionals ; e. 
at Maysville high schol, also Junior college 
at St. Joseph, Mo. ; not married : hy, art, music 
and swimming. Screen career started January 
26. 1927. Worked as an extra for about three 
months ; then took second lead in "Jesse James." 
"Making the Varsity." "The House of Shame" 
and "The Shake Down" for Universal ; and "The 
Pace That Kills." Also took part of the Ger- 
man spy in Mack Sennett's "The Goodbye Kiss." 
Now working in "Broadway" for Universal. 

DUNN, JOSEPHINE: b. New York City, May 
1 ; h. 5 feet SV2 inches ; blonde hair and blue 
eyes ; w, 112 pounds ; p. Agnes and Richard 
Dunn ; e. Holy Cross Convent, New York. Has 
been on the stage since 14 years of age in about 
14 shows ; also with Ziegfeld and Dillingham 
in New York City. Screen experience consists 
of rolee in the following, "Love's Greatest Mis- 
take," "Firemen Save My Child." "Swim, Girl, 
Swim" and "She's a Sheik" for Paramount ; 
and in "Excess Baggage," "A Man's Man" "All 
at Sea" and others for Metro-Gold wyn-Mayer 
in 1928. Miss Dunn was one of the first Para- 
mount Junior stars and appeared in their pic- 
ture, "Fascinating Youth." 

DWAN. DOROTHY: r. n., Dorothy Smith; h, 
5 feet 5 inches ; light brown hair and blue eyes ; 
w, 120 pounds : p. Nancy and Col. Geo. Smith, 
non-profeesionals ; e. Miss Hill's school in Phil- 
adelphia ; m, widow of the late Larry Semon, 
professional ; hy. golf, swimming and music. 

EDDY. HELEN JEROME: b. New York City, 
February ; h. 5 feet 6 inches ; brown hair and 
eyes ; w, 128 jwunds ; p. Katherine Humphrey 
and Jerome Eddy : e. Manual Arts high school, 
and the University of California, Berkeley, Cal. ; 
not married ; hy, outdoor sports and books. Stage 
experience with the Pasadena Community play- 
ers for nnany years. Entered pictures in 1919 
and has had various roles in "Quality Street," 
"Two Lovers." "Life" and "Thirteen Wafihing- 
ton Square." Ten years screen experience all 
told. 

EGAN, BETTY: r. n.. Florence Elizabeth 
Egan ; b. Vancouver, B. C. August 5. 1909 ; 
h. 5 feet ^^ inch ; brown hair and green eyes ; 
w, 103 pounds; p, Arabella Whitney and James 
L. Egan, professionals ; e, Hollywood, Cal.. high 
school, received her stage training at Belcher's 
school ; not married ; hy, dancing and horseback 
riding. One year with Fanchon and Marco: 
two with Publix theatres and appeared in a play 
with Frank Egan at the age of six weeks. 
Screen experience covering a period of eight 
years ; protege of Mary Pickford's in "Little 
Lord Fauntleroy." Recent releases have been 
Tiffany-Stahl's technicolor. "Girl of Today" ; 
three novelty leads in Universal pictures : 
second lead in "The Man in Hobbles" with 
Johnny Harron and Lila Lee ; and at present 
appearing in a line-up of 25 dancers with Beau- 
dine at Fox Studios. 

EILERS, SALLY: b. New York City, Decem- 
ber 11, 1908; h, 5 feet ^\<2 inches; auburn hair 
and brown eyes ; w, 107 pounds ; p, Paula F. 
Bilmont and Peter Eilers. non-professionals ; e. 
Fairfax high school ; received her stage training 
with Belcher, dancing ; not married. Screen ex- 
perience consists of appearances in Mack Sen- 
nett's "Goodbye Kiss," Warner Brothers' 
"Cradle Snatchers," "Slightly Used" and "Trial 
Marriage." and Fox's "Dry Martini." 

ELDER. RUTH: b. Anniston, Ala.. Septem- 
ber 8, 1905 ; p, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Elder ; e, 
high school at Anniston and received her stage 
training in high school ; div. Lyie Womack ; hy, 
aviation. Stage experience in vaudeville tour 
telling of her attempted flight to Europe and 
while in Los Angeles was invited to the Para- 
mount studio and given a screen test ; as a re- 
sult of this test was signed to a contract as a 
Paramount featured player. Her first screen 
role was in "Moran of the Marines" in' which 
she was leading woman for Richard Dix. 

ELLIS, DIANE: b. Los Angeles. Cal.. De- 
cember 20, 1909; h. 5 feet 4 inches; light blonde 
hair and blue eyes; w. 106 pounds; p, Ida J. 
and Walter Frank Ellis, non-professionals ; e, 
Fairfax high school. Los Angeles, and a secre- 
tarial course at college; not married; hy. horse- 
back riding, swimming and tennis. Her first 
real part was in "Paid to Love" with George 
O'Brien and Virginia Valli ; later received an 
important role in "Cradle Snatchers" playing 



one of the three flappers ; then played opposite 
Buck Jones in "Chain Lightning" and still later 
seen in "Is Zat So?" Also played in R K O'.s 
"Hook and Ladder No. 9." Her latest role is 
in Pathe's "The Leatherneck." 

EMERY. MARY: b. Monterey. Mexico, Octo- 
ber 4 ; h, 5 feet 3 inches ; dark brown hair and 
eyes; w, 118 pounds; p, San Juana Pena and 
Maximillian Cabazos. non-professionals ; e, San 
Antonio, Tex.. Girls school and at Lady of the 
Lake, has had stage training in dancing ; not 
married ; hy. art. Stage experience at the 
Writers' Club in Los Angeles. Has been in pic- 
tures for three years and appeared with Lila 
Lee and Jack Holt as the telephone operator in 
"The Stage Door" for Paramount ; the heavy 
in Universal's "The Millionaire" with Jack 
Conway ; in the Burton King production "Di- 
vorce Ahead" as the heavy ; the stage part in 
Melville Brown's "Geraldine ;" and the maid's 
part in William DeMille's production, "Craig's 
Wife." 

FAIRE. VIRGINIA BROWN: r. n., Virginia 
Labuna ; b. Brooklyn, N. Y.. June 26 ; h. 5 feet 
V2 inch ; chestnut brown hair and green eyes ; 
w, 110 pounds; p. Martha Delsant and Joseph 
Labuna : e, Wadleigh high school, has had stage 
training ; m ; hy. all outdoor sports. Entered 
pictures in 1918 and has appeared in such 
pictures as "Without Benefit of Clergy," "Omar 
the Tentmaker." "The Temptress," "The Chorus 
Kid," "Queen of the Chorus" and "The House 
of Shame." 

FARLEY, DOT: b, Chicago. 111., December 6; 
h. 5 feet 5 inches ; blonde hair and black eyes ; 
w, 138 pounds ; p. Alma A. Streeter and Eugene 
Farley, mother professional ; e. University of 
Valparaiso, and by private tutor : not married ; 
hy. music, writing, riding dnd all outdoor 
sports. Stage experience at the age of 3 ; 
with the Farley stock company for six years. 
Screen experience consists of roles in "The 
Volga Boatman," '*CeIebrity." "Scarlet and 
Gold." "Lady Be Good." "So Big." "Grand 
Duchess and the Waiter." "Marquis Preferred," 
and for Al Christie, "Bird in the Hand." 

FAZENDA. LOUISE : b. Lafayette. Ind.. 
June 17 ; h, 5 feet 6 inches ; blonde hair and 
blue eyes ; w, 125 pounds ; p. Joseph Fazenda. 
non-professional ; e, Los Angeles high school 
and St. Mary's convent ; m, Harold Wallis, 
studio manager at First National ; hy, swim- 
ming, hiking and playing piano. Stage experi- 
ence in vaudeville 1921-22. Screen experience 
since 1915 and has appeared in Universal's 
"Down on the Farm," "Kitchen Lady" and "The 
Main Lady:" also with Mack Sennett comedies; 
and in Warner Brothers' "The Terror." a 
talkie ; "Noah's Ark," "Sailor's Sweetheart'* 
and "Five and Ten Cent Annie;" latest picture 
is "Desert Song," Stark-Love talkie, not yet re- 
leased. 

FERN, FRITZI: b. Akron. O., September 19, 
1901 ; h. 5 feet 2 inches ; brown hair and hazel 
eyes: w. 116 pounds; p, Halia R. Kemy and 
George W. Fern, non-professionals ; e, Le Conte 
Junior high. Los Angeles. Cal., no stage train- 
ing; not married; hy, baseball, aviation and all 
outdoor sports. Six months stage experience at 
the Morosco theatre. Screen experience includes 
appearances in the Universal productions, "It 
Can Be Done." "Clear the Decks." "The Char- 
latan" and "The Play Goes On." 

FITZGERALD. CISSY: b. England: h, 5 feet 
414 inches; brown hair and eyes; widow; hy, 
dancing. Twenty years stage experience w^hich 
consiste of being starred five years under the 
management of Charles Frohman : in "The 
Foundling" and "The Gaiety Girl ;" three years 
under the management of Charles Dillingham in 
"On and Off ;" and with Cora Angelique in 
"The Belle of New York" and others. Screen 
experience in "The Winsome Widow," written 
for her by J. Stuart Blackton": and in the Fox 
Movietone, "The Diplomat ;*' also in "Laugh 
Clown Laugh" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 

FLOWERS. BESS: b. Sherman, Tex., 1900; 
h. 5 feet 8 inches; black hair and brown eyes; 
w. 128 pounds; p. Cordelia Welch and A. C. 
Flowers, non-professionals ; e, Duncan, Okla., 
grammar school. Oklahoma college for women, 
and the Carnegie Institute of Technology ; m, 
CuUen Tate, professional : hy. music, art. flowers 
and books. Stage experience received in amateur 
theatricals. Has had roles of leading woman 
in Fred Thomson's "Hands Across the Border" 
and "Lone Hand Saunders" ; with Lefty Flynn 
in "Glennister of the Royal Mounted," and 
with John Bowers in "Laddie." Also lead with 
Chic Sale in "Ladies* Man." a Fox Movietone ; 
and with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in 
"We Faw Down." 

FRIGANZA. TRIXIE: r. n., Delia O'Callahan ; 

b. Grenola. Kan.. November 29 ; h. 5 feet 4^ 
inches ; white hair and blue-grey eyes ; p. 



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Margaret Fri.uanza and CorneliiL-; O'Cullahaii, 
iion-profes^^ionals ; not married ; hy, miK-^ic, ait 
and dancing. In vaudeville 15 years, and in 
musical comedy Hi. Has appeared on the screen 
in "Motor Maniac," "Mind Over Motor." 
"Thanks for the Bupgy Ride." and in a short 
talkie. 

GARBO. GRETA: b. Stockholm. Sweden. 
HHIH : h, 5 feet 6 inchee ; golden hair and bhi2 
eyes ; w. 11!5 pounds : e. Stockholm. Sweden. 
Stage career as a dancer in Sweden. Screen 
experience in Metro-Coldwyn-Mayer productions, 
"The Torrent" and "The Temptress" in 192B : 
"Flesh and the Devil" and "Love" in 1927 ; 
"The Divine Woman." "The My.sterious Lady" 
and others in li(2!S. 

GARON. PAULINE : r. n.. Marie Pauline 
Garon ; b. Montreal, Ontario, Canada, Septem- 
ber 9 ; h. 5 feet 1% inches ; blonde hair and 
hazel eyes ; w, 96 pounds ; p, Victoria Connick 
and Piere Garon. non-professionals; e. Saci-ed 
Heart convent, Montreal, Canada : m. Lowell 
Sherman. profe>:sional : hy. muwir art and swim- 
ming. Has appeared in the following stage 
iHoductions, "Buddies." "Sonny" and "Li Hies 
of the Field ;" «nd in the screen ii reductions. 
"Sonny," "Adam's Rib." "Satan in Sables." 
"Compromise" and "The Gamblers." 

GARVIN, ANITA: b. New York City. Feb- 
ruary 11. 1907: h, 5 feet 6 inches: black hair 
and blue-green eyes : w, 133 pounds : p, Anita 
Donovan and Edward Garvin ; e. Holy Cros« 
academy, and has had four and one-half year's 
stage training with Ziegfeld : m. Jerry Drew, 
professional: hy. fishing. Stage experience (in 
the East) includes "Sally" and "Midnight 
Frolics" for three and one-half years. Entered 
pictures in 1925, and has appeared with Bobby 
Vernon in Christie comedies ; also in Educa- 
tional and Hal Roach comedies. Feature pic- 
tures in which she has appeared are "The 
Play Girl," "Bertha the Sewing Machine Girl," 
"Old Wives for New" and "The Sport Girl ;" 
Cecil B. DeMille's production. "Dynamite," for 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; and "The Charlatan" for 
Universal. 

GAY. DIXIE: r. n.. Helen JoneK ; b, Brooklyn. 
N. Y.. October 4. 1911; h. 5 feet 4 inches; 
litian hair and blue eyes; w, 118 pounds; p, 
Charlotte Peters and Arthur Jones; e, private 
tutor, and received her st-age ti-aining at Paul 
(Jerson school appearing in a musical comedy; 
hy, dancing. Appeared in the chorus of "Side- 
walks of New York." Took the part of a 
stenographer in Ray Cannon's picture for Fox. 
"Red Wine" : street walker in James Tinling 
picture. "False Faces" ; shop girt in Colleen 
Moore '.s "Just a Bad Girl" : and a flapper in 
Ray Cannon's production, untitled. 

GAYNOR. JANET: b. Philadelphia. Pa.. Oc- 
tober 6 ; h. 5 feet : red hair and brown eyes ; w, 
UiO pounds; p. Laura and Frank Gaynor. non- 
profes.?ionaIfi ; e. Polytechnic high school. San 
Francisco: no stage training: not married: hy. 
golf and swimming. Three year.; screen expe- 
rience during which time she has appeared in 
such pictures as "Seventh Heaven." "Street 
Angel." "Sunrise." "Four Devils." "The Return 
of Peter Grimm." "Pigs." "The Johnstown 
Flood" and "Christina," all Fox pictures. 

GEORGE, MAUDE: b. Riverside. Cal.. Aug- 
iis:: 15: h. 5 feet 5*^ inchefi ; brown hair and 
hazel eye&i w, 1261^ pounds; p. Adella Stimpson 
and Mills George, non-professionals ; e, Cum- 
mock Girls' school: has had stage training; m, 
Frank Passmore. non-professional ; hy. pictures. 
Stage experience at the old Burbank theatre 
with Duffield and William Desmond ; on the 
Ori»heu-n circuit in the East and in Canada; 
and with Morosco theatre in Los Angeles. En- 
tered pictures in 1915 with Universal: appeared 
in "The Devil's Pass Key" for Thomas Ince and 
Lasky ; other pictures in which she has appeared 
are "Fooli.sh Wives." "The Wedding March." 
"Garden of Eien," "The Woman from Moscow" 
and "The Veiled Lady." 

GILBERT. EUGENIA: b. East Orange, n! 
J., November 18 : h, 5 feet 4 inches ; light 
brown hair and blue eyes; w. 122 pounds; p. 
Eugenia and W. B. Gilbert, non-professionals; 
e. New York City and South Orange. N. J., 
high schools, and Marlborough college, Los An- 
geles : not married ; hy, her cabin in the moun- 
tains. Was a stage dancer. Five years screen 
experience, and has appeared in such pictures 
as "Obey the Law." "After the Storm" and "By 
Whose Hand." 

GLEASON, LUCILE WEBSTER: b. Pasa- 
dena. Cal. : h. 5 feet 6 inches ; light brown hair 
and blue eyes; \v, 140 pounds; p, Alice and 
Daniel Webster : non-professionals ; e. Troop 
.school in Pasadena, Cal. ; m, James Gleason, 
professional ; hy, domestic science, mystery 
stories, bridge and whist. 



GORDON. VERA: b, Rus.da, June U, 1886: 
h, 5 feet 5 inches ; black hair and eyes ; w, 175 
pounds ; p, Fannie and Borin Nemirou, non- 
professionals ; e. in Russia, no stage training ; 
m. Nathan Gordon, non-professional ; hy. char- 
ity. Entered pictures in 1919 and has aiipeared 
in "Humores^que." "The Good Provider," "Co- 
hens and Kellys," "North Wind Malice," "Your 
Best Fi'lend." "The Greatest Love." both 
"Potash and Perlmutter" pictures ; "Million- 
aires," "Sweet Daddies," "Private Izzy Mur- 
phy." "Kosher Kitty Kelly" and "Four Walls." 

GOULD, DOROTHY: b. New York City. Jan- 
uary 15. 1910 ; h, 5 feet 2 inches : blonde hair 
and hazel eyes ; w. 108 pounds ; p May Rubly 
and Lewis Gould, non-professionals ; e. Holly- 
wood high school and the University of Cali- 
fornia. Los Angeles : not married ; hy, reading, 
music and outdoor sports. Stage experience 
with the New York Theatre Guild : 42 weeks 
on the Orpheum circuit in "The Godsend ;" also 
with Pantages and West Coast in "What Price 
Happiness," doing Claire Windsor's part. Screeri 
experience in Univer sal's "The Charlatan." the 
ingenue. 

GREGORY. EDNA: b, Winnipeg. Canada, 
January 25. 1905; h. 5 feet 6 inches; brown hair 
find eyes ; w. 124 pounds ; p. Martha Cowdell 
and Jess Gregory, non-professionals; e. Winni- 
peg high school ; m. T. W. Flannery, non-pro- 
fes.sional ; hy. swimming, music, dancing and 
I'iding. With the How land stock company on 
the West Coast for six months. Has appeared 
in pictures for eight years in leads, bits and 
parts. One year at Fox Studios in "Dasei't 




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Flower" ; two years" leads in Educational com- 
edies and with Bobby Vernon at Christie studio. 
Also in "Her Favorite Hubby" with Charle-- 
Lamont directing. 

GRIFFITH, CORINNE: b. Texarkana. Ark.; 
h, 5 feet 6 inches ; brown hair and hazel eyes ; 
w. 118 pounds, p. non-professionals; e. at Sacrtd 
Heart convent. New Orleans : m. Walter 
Morosco. professional ; hy. motoring, music and 
art collections. Had stellar roles in First Na- 
tional's "Black Oxen," "Single Wi\es," "De- 
classe." "The Marriage Whirl," "Infatuation." 
"Classified," "Mademoiselle Modiste," "Into 
Her Kingdom," "Syncopating Sue." "The Lady 
in Ermine." "Three Hours," "The Divine Lady." 
"Outcast' and "Saturday's Children" ; also 
United Artists' "The Garden of Eden." 

GRIFFITH, ELEANOR: b. March 20. 1902. 
Mt. Pie>asant. Tenn. : h. 5 feet 2 inches; blonde 
hair and grey eyes : w, 105 ]>ounds ; p. Eleanor 
Cox and James Griffith, non-professionals : e. 
Central high school. Washington. D. C. : not 
married ; hy. golf, bridge and making money. 
Played in stock in Washington. D. C. 1919: 
took lead in "Poor Little Baby Girl" with Lew 
Fields. 1920 ; prima donna in Ziegfeld's "Mid- 
night Frolics" in 1921 : ingenue in "Last Waltz" 
and "Meet the Wife," Shubert shows in 1922- 
1924 : also ingenue in "Sitting Pretty" in 192.3. 
and lead in "Mercenary Mary" in 1925; "Creak- 
ing Chair" in 1926; "The Spider" in 1927-28, 
and "Women" in 192S ; also ajipeared in "Night 
Stick," United Artists' production. 

GROVE. SYBIL: r. n.. Sybil Westmacott 
Wingrove : b. Teddington. Miiidlesex. England, 
October 4, 1891 ; h, 5 feet 'V^ inches; red brown 



hair and liiown eyes; w, i:J2 ])Ounds ; p. Marian 
Munro and Edgell Edward Westmacott, non- 
])rofessional.s ; received her stage training at 
the Academy of Dramatic Art. London, Eng- 
land ; m, (Iforge Christopher Wingrove. archi- 
tect. United Artists studio; hy. swimming, golf, 
dancing, music and bridge. Spent six years on 
the stage in England ai)pearing in "The 
Mollusc," "Joseph and His Bi-ethren." with Sir 
Herbert Tree and Maxine Elliot ; "Look Who's 
Here" at the London Opera House with Ethel 
Levy, etc. ; "The Lilac Domino" at the Empire 
theatre, London ; and in various revues and 
musical comedies ; also in her own vaudeville 
act. Three years with E\'a Moore and H. V. 
Esmond comi)any playing second lead in "Eliza 
Comes to Stay." "When We Were Twenty-One." 
"The Dangerous Age." "The Rest Cure" and 
others. Also se\en years' directing and playing 
in her own stock company in the Orient 
(China). Gilbert and Sullivan Operas. Shake- 
speare, "The Last of Mis. Cheyney," playing 
Mrs. Cheynev. and the lead in "Dear Brutus," 
"The Belle of New Yoik." "Ann" and "The 
Best People" and many othei>. Two years in 
Hollywood dui'ing which time she has appeared 
in the roles of the degenei-ate character with 
Leatrice Joy and Victoi- Varconi in DeMille's 
"An Angel of Broadway" : as the comedy char- 
acter with Franklin Pangborn in DeMille's "My 
Friend from India" ; as the old woman in 
Douglas Fairbanks' "The Gaucho" ; as the 
French maid in "His Piivate Life" with 
Adolphe Menjou : the old maid in three comedies 
with Lupino Lane ; and the lead in "The Piano 
Next Door" with Lupino Lane. The old maid 
in "Satan and the Woman," Burton King 
production : comedy in three other Burton King 
productions : oi<l maid character in "Someone 
to Love" for Paramount with Buddy Rogers 
and Mary Brian : also old maid character in 
"Mother," Coloi-art production : heavy lead in 
a serial for Trem Carr Company with Joe 
Bononio ; an old maid heavy in "The Black 
Pearl." also a Trem Carr production with 
Lila Lee ; and an old maid character in two 
Chesterfield jiroductions. 

GULLIVER, DOROTHY: b. Salt Lake City. 
Utah. September 6 ; h, 5 feet 2 inches ; brown 
hair and hazel eyes : w, 117 pounds ; p, non- 
lirofessionals ; e. Salt Lake City high school ; 
m. Chester DeVito, assistant director ; hy. read- 
ing, music and all out-door sports. After 
winning a beauty contest in Salt Lake City she 
appeared in the following Universal jiictures : 
"Collegians" and "Honeymoon Flats" with 
George Lewis. Also in Hoot Gibson Westerns. 

HACKETT, LILLIAN: b. Chicago. 111.. Octo- 
ber 11, 19113: h. 5 feet: blonde hair and blue- 
■j-rey eyes; w. 108 pounds; p, Ann Maddox and 
William Hackett. non-professionals : e. i^rivate 
tutor, and recei\'ed her stage training with 
Madame Revillier in Detroit ; not married : hy, 
music, literature and art. Sta'j:e experience con- 
sists of the lead in "Alias the Deacon." and the 
ingenue lead in "Demi-Virgin." "They All 
Want Something" and "The Ruined Lady." 
Screen exiierience consists of the comedy lead in 
"Potash and Perlmutter" and in "Danger." 

HALL. EVELYN: r. n.. Mrs. Claude King: 
b. Hawrogate. Yorkshire, England. December 
24 : h, 5 feet 6 inches ; medium brown hair and 
dark blue eyes ; w. 129 jiounds ; p, Bessie E. 
Petley, and E<lward W. Hall, non-professionals : 
e. Bristol. England, high school ; m, Claude King, 
professional : hy. writing, poetry and music. Has 
appeared in the stage productions of "Candida." 
"Hermione." "The Butterfly on the Wheel," "The 
Man Who Stayed at Home," "Richard the 
Third." "The Fake" and "The Winter's Tale." 
Received her first stage exj^erience with the 
Stratford-on-Avon Players ; also associate*! w^ith 
the Benson Company and Haldeman Company : 
did, in addition to "Candida." "Electra" and 
"Hippolytus" by George Bernard Shaw. Screen 
experience in "Men of Steel," "My Best Girl," 
"Hello Angel," "The Divine Lady," "She Goes 
to War," "Children of the Ritz." "Nobody's 
Children" and in "Pomander Walk." 

HARRIS, MARCIA: r. n., Mareia Harris Bur- 
nett: b. Providence. R. L. February 14; h. 5 
feet 8 inches; dark hair and eyes; w, 135 
liounds ; p. Mary Pervear and George Hill, non- 
professionals ; e. Providence high school and by 
private tutor ; not married ; hy, writing, poetry 
and bridge. Stage experience in "The Little 
Teacher," "39 East" and in musical comedy. 
Screen experience "The King on Main Street." 
"The Fighting Blade." "Orphans of the Storm." 
"Dream Street."" "Isn't Life Wonderful." "Sor- 
rows of Satan." "Brotherly Love." "Saturday's 
Children" and "The Foundling." 

HART, SUNSHINE: b. Indianapolis. Ind.. 
July 5. 1886: h, 5 feet 6^4 inches: auburn hair 
and hazel brown eyes ; w, 245 pounds ; p. Mary 
Froman and James Adams, non-professionals : 
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stage training: ; m, and div. ; hy, reading. 
Seven years in stock with John Holden com- 
pany, one year with Shubert shows, Indiana ; 
and one year in vaudeville. Fourteen years' 
screen experience ; started in New York ; ap- 
peared in "The Master Mind," "WTiite Moll." 
•'The Tiger Club," taking the part of Polly ; 
in "The Reil Mill," part of Lovey Mary ; and 
"The Student Prince." Three and one-half 
years with Jack White productions : four with 
Mack Sennett. Has also appeared in two 
Movietones ; and in "The Man in Hobbles," "My 
Best Girl," "Sound Your A's" and "The Bride's 
Relations." 

HARTMAN. GRETCHEN: r. n., Mrs. Alan 
Hale; b, Chicago, 111., August 28 ; h. 5 feet 6 
inches ; brown hair and eyes ; w, 135 pounds ; 
p, Agnes and Nils Hartman. non-professionals ; 
e, private tutor ; m, Alan Hale, professional ; 
hy. horseback riding and tennis. Stage experi- 
ence in "Mary Jane's Pa": with Ben Greets 
Shakespearean Players ; the part of Cozette in 
"Les Miserables" in repertoire, and in the musi- 
cal comedy "Sweethearts." Screen experience 
of three years with the old Biograph company, 
having appeared in "Les Miserables," "She Goes 
to War" and "Time. Place and the Girl." 

HASBROUCK, OLIVE: b, Lewiston, Idaho. 
January 3, 1907; h, 5 feet 3 inches; red hair 
and hazel eyes ; w, 107 pounds ; p, Ladyia 
Pengre and V. W. Hasbrouck, professionals ; e. 
Hollywood high school ; hy. riding, reading and 
tennis. Stage experience in vaudeville for about 
one year ; and five years screen experience with 
roles in "The Cohens and Kellye." "The Flying 
Cowboy" and "Clear the Deck" for Universal: 
"Thou Shall Not Kill" and "The Charge of the 
Gauchos :" and in "The Shamrock and the Rose" 
for First National. 

HAVER, PHYLLIS: b. Douglas. Kan.; Janu- 
ary 6 : h. 5 feet 4^^ inches ; blonde hair and 
blue eyes, w, 124 pounds; e. Manual Arts high 
school, Los Angeles, not married ; bathing 
beauty on Mack Sennett lot for one year, 
graduating to feature comedienne and played 
comedy feature roles for two years. In the 
past two years she has appeared in four Para- 
mount productions, making her greatest hit in 
William DeMille's "New Brooms"; two pictures 
with Marie Pvevost at Warners; then signed a 
long term contract to Metropolitan pictures, 
playing in "Up in Mabel's Room," "The Nerv- 
ous Wreck." "No Control." "The Little Ad- 
venturess" and "The Rejuvenation of Aunt 
Mary." One of her most successful roles 
was that of Shanghai Mabel in "What Price 
Glory" for Fox. Under DeMile's contract she 
played featured leads in "The Wise Wife" and 
"The Fighting Eagle" ; then starred in "Chi- 
cago" as Roxie Hart. Her next vehicle was 
"Tenth Avenue" after which she was loaned to 
United Artists to play a featured role in "The 
Battle of the Sexes" for D. W. Griffith. Her 
late pictures for Pathe have been "Sal of Singa- 
pore," "The Shady Lady" and "The Office Scan- 
dal." She also was in support of Emil Jan- 
nings in "The Way of All Flesh." 

HIATT. RUTH: r. n.. Ruth Redfern ; b. 
Cripple Creek. Col., January 6. 190S ; h. ,t feet 
3 inches ; blonde hair and blue eyes : w. 120 
pounds ; p. Donna Cook and Thomas Redfern. 
non-professionals ; e, San Diego high school ; 
three months' stage training ; not married ; hy, 
horseback riding, tennis and swimming. Screen 
experience since 1923 ai^pearing in comedies 
with Lloyd Hamilton at Educational ; starred 
in Jack White and Educational, in Harry Lang- 
don, and Sennett comedies ; featured in "Smith 
Family" comedies, produced by Mack Sennett ; 
the lead with Syd Chaplin in "This Missing 
Link," Warner Brothers production ; ingenue 
lead in "Shanghai Road" with Irene Rich. 

HILL. DORIS: b. Rosewell, N. M.. March 31 : 
h, 5 feet 2^: inches; red hair and blue eyes; 
w. 100 pounds; p. Mary and William A. Hill. 
non-professionals ; e. Our Lady of the Lake con- 
vent. San Antonio. Tex., St. Mary's academy, 
Los Angeles, and received her stage training 
in small dancing parts ; hy, riding and danc- 
ing. Screen career consists of roles in "The 
Better 'Ole" for Warner Brothers; and in 
"Avalanche," "Take Me Home," "Fools for 
Luck" and "Interference" for Paramount. 

HILL. THELMA: r. n.. Thelma Hillerman ; 
b, Emporia, Kan., December 12. 1906; h, 5 
feet 1 inch ; brown hair and eyes ; w, 100^^ 
pounds ; p. Gussie Knittel and Clifford R. Hill- 
erman. non-professionals ; e. Salt Lake City and 
Los Angeles high schools ; has had a little stage 
training but no actual stage experience : hy. 
ball playing. Screen experience with Mack 
Sennett five years ago appearing in comedies ; 
also in F B O's "Toots and Casper" series; 
then in talkies such as "The Old Barn." "A 
Finished Actor" and "The Bride's Relations," 

HOPPER. HEDDA: r. n., Elda Furry; b. 



Hallidaysburg, Pa.. June 2 ; h. 5 feet 7 inches ; 
brown hair antl green eyes ; w. 125 pounds ; p, 
Margaret Miller and Fred E. Furry, non-profes- 
sionals : e. Girls Seminary, Carter's Conserva- 
tory of Music, Pittsburgh; m. and div. Stage 
exi>erience in New York City in "Be Calm," 
"Camilla," "Six Cylinder Love," "The Country 
Boy" and "The Quaker Girl." Screen experi- 
ence covering a period of 10 years during which 
time she has api>eared in "Virtuous Wives," 
"Sherlock Holmes," "Don Juan." "Children of 
Di\orce." "Mona Lisa" and "Companionate 
Marriage" 

HORN, CAMILLA: b. Frankfort-on-Main, 
Germany, April 25, 1908 ; h. 5 feet 5 inches ; 
blonde hair and hazel eyes ; w, 120 pounds ; 
p, Martha Bigier and Wilhelm Horn, non-pro- 
fessionals : e. Frankfort, Germany, and in Swit- 
zeiiand ; m. Claus Geerz, non-profesfsional ; hy. 
hiking, swimming and gymnastics. Started her 
career as a dancer on the stage; later applied 
for a job in Berlin studio and was hired as a 
bit player. Pictures in which she has appeared 
are "Faust" (Murnau) and "Happy Vineyard" 
(Fleck) in Germany; and "Tempest' with John 
Barrymore, and "King of the Mountains," also 
with John Barrymore, for United Artists. 

HORTON, CLARA: b. Brooklyn. N. Y., July 
29; h. 5 feet 2 inches; blonde hair and blue 
eyes; w, 110 pounds; p. Gertrude Wilcox and 
Roy Horton, non-professionals ; e, private school 
in Los Angeles ; m. Hymen Brand, non-iirofes- 
sional ; hy, horseback riding. No stage experi- 
ence. Screen experience since 1919 and has ap- 
peared in "The Fortune Hunter" with Syd Chap- 
lin for Warner Brothers ; in Westerns with the 
late Fred Thomson at R K O ; in "The Girl From 
Outside" for Goldwvn ; and in a series with 
George O'Hara at R K O. 

HOWARD. PEGGY: b. Paola. Kan.. July 14; 
h. 5 feet 2 inches ; brown hair and grey blue 
eyes ; w, 104 pounds, e. Imperial Valley high 
school from which she was graduated four 
years ago ; not married ; hy, dancing, swimming, 
motoring and horseback riding. Entered pic- 
tures at Chadwick studios in 1928. 

HUNT. MADGE: b. New York City, Novem- 
ber 27 ; h, 5 feet 5 inches ; brown hair and 
grey eyes ; w, 161 ]iounds ; p, Annie and James 
Clark, non-professionals ; e, private teachers ; 
wa*5 married to William Hunt, actor and direc- 
tor on stage ; hy, interior decorating and horti- 
culture. Stage exi^erience in the East with 
Robert Mantel 1 in Shakespearean roles and re- 
pertoire ; in "Light of Other Days ;" in vaude- 
ville and stock ; and a member of Beverly Hills 
Community Players. Nineteen years screen ex- 
perience with the old Reliance company in New 
York; with Universal; in "Sins of the Fathers;" 
in Harold Lloyd pictures ; and in "Our Gang" 
come<lies. Also appeared in "Heart Trouble" 
with Harry Langdon ; in "Fiddlesticks." "Lorna 
Doon," "The Texas Steer" with Will Rogers: 
"Show Boat :" in the Messenger Boy series, 
the "Go Getter" series ; and in "The Heart of 
Maryland." "Reputation" and "Queen Kelly." 

JACKSON. ETHEL. M. : b. New York City. 
February 4, 1911 : h. 5 feet 3 inches ; dark 
brown hair and hazel eyes; w, 120 pounds: p. 
Ethel M. and Herbert R. Jackson, non-pro- 
fessionals ; e. private tutors since grammar 
school, received her stage training at the Wallis 
Di-amatic School ; not married : hy. tennis, writ- 
ing poetry and dancing. Played in Wallis 
Dramatic School productions: danced in Fanchon 
and Marco act in Los Angeles theatres ; played 
lead in "Kempy" for Beverly Hills Community 
players under the direction of A. Leslie Pearce 
in May 1928, and also played in other Commu- 
nity Theatre plays. Played minor parts for 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for one and one-half 
years : then given featured part in Norma 
Shearer's "Latest from Paris" ; with D. W. 
Griffith's "Drums of Love" in which she played 
eight minor roles ; thence to Fox studios where 
she played lead in "Up the Hill and Down," 
a two reel novelty picture directed by Dwight 
Cummings. 

JACKSON, MARY ANN: b, Los Angeles, 
Cal., January 14. 1923; h, 42 inches: reddish 
brown hair and grey blue eyes ; w, 42 pounds ; 
p, Charlotte and Ephraim Jackson, non-profes- 
sionals : hy. painting; appeared in Mack Sen- 
nett's "Smith Family" comedies, being with him 
for two and one-half years during which time 
she made 36 comedies. Also appeared in "When 
Greek Meets Greek" for First National. Now 
under contract with Hal Roach playing in all 
"Our Gang" comedies. Recently completed a 
tour with "Our Gang." 

JANIS. DOROTHY: r. n., Dorothy Penelope 
Jones; b, Dallas, Tex.. February 19, 1910; h. 
5 feet 11 inches ; dark brown hair and eyes : 
w, 94 pounds ; p. Penelope Mann and the late 



Fred Hunter Jones, non-professionals ; e, junior 
and senior high schools, Ft. Worth, Tex., and 
Hockaday Girl's school. Dallas, Tex., and the 
Elizabeth King School of Dancing. Ft. Worth. 
Tex. ; hy, music and dancing and very fond of 
old or unusual jewelry. No stage exi>erience. 
One year screen experience consists of the 
lead in "Fleetwing" for Fox; the Indian girl in 
"Kit Carson" with Fred Thomson; lead in 
"Humming Wires" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 
Now playing the lead in "The Pagan" with 
Ramon Novarro for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 

JENSEN, EULALIE. b, St. Louis, Mo.. De- 
cember 24 ; h, 5 feet 8 inches ; dark brown hau- 
and eyes ; w. 155 pounds ; e. Loretta academy. 
St. Louis, Mo., and college in Oxford, O. ; hy. 
outdoor sports, batiking and painting. Stage 
experience includes "L'Aiglon" and musical 
comedy. Screen experience includes roles in 
"Wine of Youth," "Thundering Herd." "Uncle 
Tom's Cabin." "Freckles," "Mother Machree." 
"She Goes to War" and "Baggage Smashers." 

JOY, LEATRICE: r. n.. Leatrice Joy Zeidier : 
b. New Orleans, La.; h. 5 feet 2 inches; black 
hair and dark brown eyes; w. 125 pounds; p. 
Dr. and Mrs. Edward Joseph Zeidier. non-pro- 
fessionals ; e. Sacred Heart academy in New 
Orleans ; m. and div.. John Gilbert, professional; 
hy, her work and baby. Stage exi>erience in 
stock for about six months in San Diego. Screen 
experience in various roles in such pictures as 
"Manslaughter" and "The Ten Commandments" 
for Cecil B. DeMille : also in "Java Head," "The 
Blue Danube" and "Man Made Woman." 

JOYZELLE: r. n.. Joyzelle Joyner ; b. Mt. 
Pleasant. Ala.. August 27 ; h. 5 feet 5 inches; 
dark brown hair and dark grey eyes ; w, 125 
pounds ; p. L. Anna Brantley and Frances 
Joyner, non-])rofessionals ; e, private tutor ; not 
married: hy, collecting funny dolls. Stage ex- 
perience of 10 years including six months with 
West Coast circuit. Screen experience in "Out 
of the Past." "Close Harmony," "Dance Mad- 
ness." "Moran of the Marines," "Souvenirs'* 
and "The Bride of the Nile." 

KAMI, VIRGINIA: b. Akron, O.. July 17; 
h, 5 feet 3 inches; blonde hair and blue eyes; 
w. 113 pounds; p. non-professionals; e, boarding 
school ; m. Edward Kaminsky, artist ; hy, dogs. 
Stage experience in London in "Interference." 
"Hay Fever." "Farmer's Wife." "Compromising 
Daphne" ; performed! before the king, queen and 
princess of Belgium. Screen experience in "The 
Life of Chopin" in France. Scheduled to appear 
at Tignenon's Playhouse in "The Escape." 

KENT. BARBARA : b. Gadsby. Alberta. 
Canada, December 16 : h. 5 feet Va inch ; brown 
hair and blue eyea : w. 100 pounds ; p. Mr. and 
Mrs. Ciowtman, non-professionals; e. Hollywood 
high school ; not married ; hy, riding and skat- 
ing. Entered pictures after winning title of 
Miss Hollywood in Santa Cruz and has been 
in pictures for three years appearing in "Stop 
That Man." "Now I'll Tell One." "Lonesome" 
and "The Shakedown" for Universal. 

KITHNOU: b. Pondichery. Hindustan. India. 
March 25. 1904; h, 5 feet 5 inches; dark hair 
and eyes: w. 120 pounds; e. in France; not 
married ; hy. music, dancing and horses. French 
and Asiatic. Has toured with great success. 
South America. Italy. Spain and Egypt in danc- 
ing act ; also in Paris. During this time she 
appeared in several pictures and through Rex 
Ingram was given an outstanding part in "Mare 
Nostrom." taking the part of the wife of An- 
tonio Moreno. Other pictures in which she has 
aiipeared are "La Puissance du Pasaret" with 
an Italian company ; "Parisette," "L'Orpheline" 
with Gaumont, and "Kithnou." written especially 
for her in her own country, an interesting and 
characteristic story of a young Hindu girl. At 
present in Hollywood, due to appear in a pro- 
duction soon. 

LAKE, ALICE: b. Brooklyn. N. Y.. Septem- 
ber 12; h, 5 feet 2^2 inches; dark brown hair; 
eyes, one grey and one brown ; w. 108 i>ounds ; 
p, Carrie Sydney and Emmet t Lake. non-i>ro- 
fessionals : hy, dancing, swimming and motion 
pictures. With Keith- Albee circuit in a one- 
act playlet called "The Bobbed Hair Bandit" 
and also the "Magnificent Liar." 

LANE, LEONE: b. Boston. Mass., November 
17 ; h, 5 feet 6 inches ; black hair and hazel 
eyes : w, 125 pounds ; p, Hallie M. and Charles 
T. Lane, non-professionals ; e. Brookline high 
school, and Brighton Art school, London. Eng- 
land ; and received stage training in a dancing 
act ; hy. tennis, and driving a car. Has ap- 
peared in F B O comedies and in Paramount's 
"Three Week Ends" and "The Case of Lena 
Smith." 

LA PLANTE. LAURA: b, St. Louis. Mo.. No- 
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blue eyes: \v. US pounds: e, San Diego HikIi 
Gchool. and received her stage training in ama- 
teur theatricals ; m, William Seiter. director ; 
hy, reading, s«\ving and riding. Entered pic- 
tures in 1919 for Christie comedies with Neal 
Burns. Among her pictures are "Home, James," 
"Beware of Widows," "Butterflies in the Rain." 
"The Cat and the Canary," "Love Thrill," "Silk 
Stockings." "Finders Keepers." "Thankts for the 
Buggy Ride" and many others, all for Uni- 
versal. 

LAUREL, JANE: r. n.. Helen Cox; b, Hous- 
ton. Tex.. September 4, 1910 : h. 5 feet SVi 
inches : black hair and hazel eyes ; w, 116 
pounds ; p. Lady Helen Brantley and S. R. Cox. 
non-professionals ; e. Central high school, Hous- 
ton : received her stage training under Pearl 
Barber; not married. Screen experience in four 
Christie comedies ; and in First National's 
"Children of the Ritz," and in "Wings" for 
Paramount. 

LaVERNE. JANE: r. n.. Mary Jane Kutz- 
man: b. Redlands. Cal.. July 27, 1922; p. 
Florence Mae Taylor and Clarence Kutzman. 
non-professionals; h. 47^,1. inches; light hair 
and brown eyes ; w, 50 pounds ; e. Vine street 
school, in first grade. Has been in pictures 
for over two years, among them "That's My 
Daddy," "Imagine My Embarrassment." "Show 
Boat" and "The Play Goes On" for Universal : 
"New Year's Eve" for Fox ; and in Tiffany- 
Stahl's "George Washington Cohen." 

LEE, FRANCES: r. n.. Myrna Tibbetts ; b. 
Eagle Grove, la.. May 5, 1908; h. 5 feet: light 
brown hair and blue eyes ; w. 98 pounds ; e. 
Univert^ity of Minnesota. Minneapolis, and re- 
ceive<l her stage training at Miss Noble's School 
of Dancing, Minneapolis : hy. horseback riding, 
dancing and swimming. Stage experience in a 
dance act with Billy Dooley on the Orpheum 
Circuit. Signed by Christie in 1925 for leads. 
Has appeared in such pictures as "Chicken a 
la King" and "The Little Snob" for Fox; "The 
Carnation Kid" for Christie; and in "Confes- 
sions of a Chorus Girl" series, also Christie. 

LEE, GWEN: r. n.. Gwendolyn LePinski : b. 

November 12. 1904. Hastings. Neb.; h. 5 feet 
6V2 inches ; blonde hair and blue eyes ; w, 127 
pounds; p. Mary E. Kennedy, non-professional; 
e. Brownell Hall, and received stage train- 
ing at Omaha, Neb. ; hy. art. dancing, music, 
swimming and Avorking ; one year on stage 
with Gorhms Follies ; has played in such pic- 
tures as "Pretty Ladies," "Twelve Miles Out," 
"Adam and E\'il." "Diamond Handcuffs," 
"After Midnight," "Baby Cyclone," "Lady of 
Chance" with Norma Shearer. "Laugh Clown 
Laugh," "Sharpshooters," "Her Wild Oat," 
"Oi'chids and Ermine," "The Duke Steps Out" 
and "The Man and the Moment." 

LEONARD, BARBARA: b. January 9. 1908. 
San Francisco, Cal.; h. 5 feet 21/^ inches; red- 
dish blonde hair, hazel eyes; w, 107 pounds; e. 
lx)arding school, Lausanne, Switzerland, studied 
painting at Brera Institute in Milan. Italy; hy, 
painting, aviation and raising canaries : first 
stage appearance May 25. 1928, as Marjolaine 
Lachenais (lead) in "Pomander Walk" at the 
Hollywood Playhouse, a Joseph Schildkraut pro- 
duction, direct e<i by Frank Reicher ; and took 
the part of Tessie Suttdn (ingenue lead) in 
"Shannons of Broadway." Henry Duffy produc- 
tion, directed by James Gleason, at the El Capi- 
tan theatre, Hollywood, from September 2.3 to 
December 15. 1928: took the lead in "Dimples" 
opposite Ricardo Cortez and also appeared in 
"Ladies of the Night Club." a Tiffany-Stahl 
picture, directed by George Archainbaud. 

LIVINGSTON. MARGARET: b. Salt Lake 
City. Utah. November 25, 1902 ; h. 5 feet 3 
inches; auburn hair and brown eyes; w, 116 
pounds; p. E*lith Frome and John Livingston, 
non-professionals ; e. West Side high school ; 
no stage trainging ; not nnarried : hy, dancing 
and riding. Screen experience of three years 
with Thomas H. Ince company, appearing in 
"Lying Lips," "Water. Water. Everywhere." 
"House of a Thousand Candles." "Chorus Lady," 
"Wandering Husbands" and "The Busher" ; then 
under contract to Fox for two years during 
which time she appeared in "Havoc." "The Best 
People," "Sunrise" and "Slaves of Beauty": 
then free-lanced for Columbia, having featured 
roles in "The Apache." "A Woman's Way," 
"The Gangster." "Judy Judd." "Through the 
Breakers" and "Say It With Sables" ; next in 
First National's "One Hour," and "Wheels of 
Chance"; in Paramount's "His Private Life" 
and "The Canary Murder Case" ; Universal's 
"Charlatan," and in Pathe's "Office Scandal." 



LOFF. JEANETTE: b. Orofino. Idaho, Octo- 
ber 9, 1906 : h, 5 feet 2 inches ; blonde hair and 
blue eyes ; w, 105 ix>unds ; p. Inze Loseth. a 
Norwegian, and Maurice Loff, a Danish violin- 
ist ; e, Lewiston high school in Idaho ; hy, ice- 
skating, skiing and snow-shoeing, and ice-boat- 
ing. At the age of 11 had the title role in 
"Snow White and the Steven Dwarfs." At 16, 
she had a satisfying lyric soprano voice and 
sang the leading role in "Treasure Hunters." 
a local operetta. Has had small bits in "Young 
April." "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and "The Col- 
legians." Placed under long term contract by 
DeMille and made her first big appearance op- 
posite Rod LaRocque in "Hold 'em Yale" and 
"Love Over Night." Was then featured in 
Pathe's "Annapolis" and her latest picture was 
"Geraldine" for the same company. 

LOGAN. JACQUELINE: b, Corsicana, Tex.: 
h, 5 feet 4^/^ inches ; auburn hair and grey 
eyes; w, 116 pounds; p, Marion and Charles A. 
Logan, mother former prima donna of Bos- 
ton ian Opei'a Company, late Charles A., an 




architect, detsigning plans for some of the 
Texas state buildings ; e, Loretta Heights Acad- 
emy, Denver, and the Colorado college. Colorado 
Springs ; hy. horseback riding and music. Un- 
derstudied all feminine parts in the Shubert 
revival of "Floradora'* at the Century theatre 
in 1920. without previous experience and 
jumped into ingenue role left vacant by Margot 
Kelly : also with Ziegfeld Follies of 1920. 
Started out as leading woman opposite Monte 
Blue in "The Perfect Crime" for Paramount 
directed by Allan Dwan. Other pictures have 
been "White and Unmarried," "Salomy Jane," 
"Java Head," "Ebb Tide." "Burning Sands," 
"Light That Failed." "Man Must Live," "Man- 
hattan" and others for Paramount ; "House of 
Youth." "Playing With Souls," etc., for Ince: 
"Molly O" for Sennett ; "Gay and Devilish" 
for Robertson -Cole ; "The Blind Bargain" for 
Goldwyn ; "Peacock Feathers" for Universal ; 
10 features for Fox during 1925-26 including 
"The Outsider," "Thank You," "Wages for 
Wives." the John Golden plays. Also in "Foot- 
loose Widows" for Warner Brothers ; "King of 
Kings." as Mary Magdalen, and in "The Cop" 
and "Power" for DeMille; "The Wise Wife." 
"The Leopard Lady," "Midnight Madness" for 
Pathe-DeMille ; "Stocks and Blondes." star for 
FBO : "Nothing to Wear." starred in the latter, 
directed by Erie Kenton for Columbia; "The 
River Woman." co-starred with Lionel Barry- 
more for Gotham; "The Lookout Girl." starred 
for Quality : "Stark Mad," featured. Vitaphone 
production : and starre<i in "Ships of the 
Night," Rayart production directed by Duke 
Worne. 



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LOMBARD, CAROL: r. n.. Carole June 
Peters ; b. Fort Wayne. Ind., October 6. 1909 ; 
h. 5 feet 6 inches ; blonde hair and blue eyes ; 
w. 119 pounds : p, Elizabeth Knight and Fred- 
erick C. Peters, non-professionals : e, Virgil 
School ; hy, riding, boating and outdoor sports. 
No stage experience. Screen experience con- 
sists of roles in "The Perfect Crime," "Me, 
Gangster," "Show Folks." "Ned McCobb's 
Daughter," "Power" and "Dynamite." 

LORRAINE. BETTY: b. Louisville. Ky.. June 
20. 1908: h. 5 feet 5^2 inches; auburn hair 
and brown eyes : w. 120 pounds ; p. Bess Gor- 
don and Edgar Lorraine, non-professionals ; e. 
Girl's Collegiate school, stage training with 
Keith-Albee ; not married: hy, riding and swim- 
ming. Has appeared in the Movietone produc- 
tion. "When Caesar Ran a Newspaper." and 
in Fox' "Red Wine" with Conrad Nagel. " 

MABERRY, MARY: r. n., Mary Elizabeth 
Phipps : b. New York City. March 29. 1909 : 
h, f) feet Z\^ inches; blonde hair and blue eyes; 
w, 117 pounds ; p. Clara Francis, professional : 
e. Glendale high school and the University of 
California. Los Angeles ; hy. all sports. No 
stage experience. Two years' screen experi- 
ence ; one year under contract to Mack Sennett : 
has appeared in "Lightning Speed," "Captain 
Cai-eiess," "Dog Law," "Reckless Youth," "The 
Godless Girl." "Texas Tommy." "Heading West- 
ward" and "Law of the Mounte<l." 

MACKAILL, DOROTHY: b, Hull. England, 
March 4, 1905: h, 5 feet 5 inches; blonde hair 
and hazel eyes ; w. 115 pounds ; p. Florence 
Pickard and John M.. non-professionals ; e. 
private schooling and also dramatic training at 
Thorne Academy, London, and received her 
stage tj'aining in elocution and dancing from 
'early childhood; m, Lothar Mendez, profes- 
i'>,sional ; hy, tennis, golf, swimming, yachting 
, and riding. Appeared in the Hippodrome 
chorus in London in "Joy belle," later leading 
the famous "Chicken" number. Also acted in 
her first picture at this time. "The Face at the 
Window." for a British company. When the 
Hippodrome closed she went to Paris with the 
"Chicken" number in a big revue : also ap- 
peared in a French picture in Paris a^ ingenue 
lead. Later on she came to New York un- 
heralded and unsung and landed in the Zieg- 
feld Follies. Thence into jdctures via Marshall 
Neilan. Has played leads with Barry more in 
"The Lotus Eater" and in "Bits of Life": also 
opi>osite Richard Bart hel mess and Milton Sills. 
Also appeared with Johnny Hines in "Torchy" 
comedies ; then became featured player with 
First National. Her more recent pictures are 
"Subway Sadie." "Just Another Blonde," 
"Smile Brother Smile." "The Crystal Cup." 
"Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath." "Man 
Crazy," "Lady Be Good." "The Barker." 
"Waterfront" and "Stranded in Paradise". 

MARION, EDNA: r. n.. Edna Hannam : b. 
Chicago. III.. December 12, 190S ; h. 5 feet 1 
inch : blonde hair and grey eyes ; w. 107 pounds ; 
p. Ellen Mae McLaughlin and John Hannam, 
non-jjrofessionals ; e. private school. New York ; 
not married ; hy, drawing and horseback riding. 
Stage experience includes vaudeville in New 
York and Los Angeles. Screen experience of 
three years (started out in 1926) consists of 
starring in Stern Brothers comedies for one and 
one-half years, second lead in Christie comedies 
and one year with Hal Roach opposite Charlie 
Chase : also ingenue lead in Universal produc- 
tions and appeared in "The Still Alarm." Free 
lancing now. 

MARION. INEZ: r. n.. Inez Marion Mcln- 
heran : b. Pueblo, Cal.. July 3, 1907 : h. 5 feet 
4 inches; blonde hair and blue eyes : w. IIS 
pounds : p. Effie Metzger and Charles McII- 
heran, non-professionals; e. Manual Arts high 
school, Lofi Angeles ; not married ; hy. music 
(vocal and piano), dancing and swimming. 
Mo<leIed for about three years in New York 
and California and has also done night club 
work in New York, In comedy leads for Mack 
Sennett one year ; then to First National with 
Colleen Moore in "It Must Be Love" and "Syn- 
thetic Sin;" also in "Harold Teen:" with 
Thelma Todd in "Seven Footprints of Satan :" 
and with Maria Gorda in "The Private Life of 
Helen of Troy." Her latest part is with Flor- 
ence Vidor in "Tong War." a Paramount pic- 
ture. 

McALISTER, MARY: b. Los Angeles. Cal.. 
May 27, 1909; h. 5 feet 2i^ inches: blonde 
hair and brown eyes ; w. 110 pounds ; p. Vio- 
lette Craig and William McAlister. profe«^sion- 
als ; e, Hollywood high school, stage training 
at Belchers for two years ; hy. swimming, danc- 
ing, music and outdoor sports. With "The 
Wild Duck" stage company for one year, and 
also appeared in "The Little Princess." Screen 
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Play," "Wickedness Preferred." "Devil's Skip- 
per," "Ashes of Vengeance," "Waning Sex," 
"Simon the Jester" and "The Ace of Spades." 

McCONNELL. GLADYS: b. Oklahoma. City, 
Okla.. October '12, UtOT : h. 5 feet SVo inchee : 
liirht blonde hair and blue eyes: w. 116 pounds; 
p. Harriett Sharp and William Marshall Mc- 
Connell, non-i>rofessionaIs ; e, Hollywood hiph 
school : m, Arthur Hagerman. non-professional ; 
hy, hiking. Screen experience in stellar roles 
in two Pat he serials and api>earances in "The 
Tiger's Shadow" and "The Fire Detective." 

McGUIRE. KATHRYN: b. Peoria, 111. ; blonde 
hair and hazel eyes; m. George Landy. director 
of publicity. First National studio. Stage experi- 
ence. Learned all forms of dancing except soft 
shoe ; persuaded to forsake dancing for the 
screen and has appeared in a i-ieries of comedies 
with Lupino Lane ; in "Naughty but Nice," 
"Lilac Time' and "Synthetic Sin" with Colleen 
Moore at Fiist National ; and in "Children of 
the Ritz" with Dorothy Mackaill and Jack 
Mulhall. also at First National. 

MEHAFFEY, BLANCHE: b. Cincinnati. O.. 
July 28. 1907 ; h, 5 feet 3 inches ; red hair 
and grey-blue eyes; w. 119 pounds; p. Blanche 
Berndt and Edward Mehatfey, non-professionals ; 
e. private schools and receivetl her stage train- 
ing in the Follies of 1923 ; m, and div. ; hy, 
golf and tennis. Two years stage experience 
and four on screen. Has appeared with Hoot 
Gibson and Reginald Denny in Universal pro- 
ductions. 

MERTON, COLETTE: r. n.. Colette Helene 
Mazzoletti ; b. New Orleans. La.. March 7, 1907; 
h, 5 feet 6% inches; blonde hair and grey eyes; 
w, 130 pounds; p, Mae Fre*ierick and C. J. 
Mazzoletti, non-professionals; e. Ursuline Con- 
vent and Mrs. Finney's Finishing school, re- 
ceived her stage training with Fanchon and 
Marco ; hy. dancing and reading. With "The 
Big Parade" prologue ; Fanchon and Marco's 
"Gurgle Idea." and an amateur in New Orleans 
College of Oratory. Has appeared in three 
series of "The Collegians" for Universal ; the 
heavy in Denny picture "Clear the Decks ;" in 
"Walking Back," DeMille production ; and the 
shop girl part (vamp) in Colleen Moore's "Why 
Be Good." 

METZGER: RUTH: r. n.. Ruth Magden ; 
b. Colorado Springs. Col.. September 10. 
1907 : h. 5 feet 5 inches ; brown hair and 
eyes ; w\ 129 pounds ; p. Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
Magden. non-professionals ; e. Coloi-ado Springs 
high school ; not married ; hy. horseback 
'riding, books and art. Spent three months 
on stage on the West Coast in "Whistlers." 
In pictures for two years appearing as the 
Nun in "Argentine" directed by Kelly ; a society 
bit in "Scarlet Dove" directed by Arthur 
Gregor ; garden bit in "The Little Snob" di- 
rected by John Adolphi for Warner Brothers ; 
in stock for Warner Brothers "Little Snob" and 
"Noah's Ark ;" and a small bit in "Lights of 
New York" directed by Bryan Foy for Warner 
Brothers. 

MILLER. PATSY RUTH: r. n.. Patricia 
Ruth Miller: b. St. Louis. Mo.; h. 5 feet 1 
inch ; reddish brown hair and brown eyes ; w, 
105 pounds : p, Sadye Lowen and Oscar W. 
Miller, non-professionals ; e. Visitation Convent 
and Mary Institute, St. Louis; not married. 
Stage exi>ei-ience consists of appearances in "A 
Man's Man" at Potboilers; "The Night Stick." 
a Duffy production ; and "Kemijy" with the 
Beverly Community Players. Screen experience 
in Los Angeles for the past six years consists 
of roles in "The Girl I Loved." a Charles Ray 
production ; "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." 
Universal production; "So This Is Paris." di- 
rected by Ernst Lubitsch for Warner Brothers: 
"Marriage by Contract" and "The Girl Who 
Came Back," Tiffany-Stahl productions, and 
many others. 

MOORE, COLLEEN: r. n.. Mrs. John Mc- 
Cormick ; b. Port Huron. Mich.. August 19; 
h, 5 feet 3 inches ; reddish brown hair and 
brown eyes; w, 105 pounds; p, Agnes Kelly 
and Charles Runnels Morrison, non-profession- 
als : e. Holy Names Convent. Tampa. Fla.. and 
Detroit Conservatory of Music ; no stage train- 
ing ; m, John McCormiek. ]>roducer ; hy. yacht- 
ing, fishing, doll house, for which she gathers 
furnishing from all corners of the earth, and 
has recently taken up photography. Entered 
pictures in 1917 with a six months contract 
with the old Griffith Fine Arts Company. Her 
fii-st picture was opposite Robert Harron in 
"The Bad Boy." Steadily progressed until her 
excellent work in "Flaming Youth" established 
her as an individual star. Among her other 
pictures are "Little Orphan Annie" as Annie 
for Selig in 1919 ; "So Long Letty" for Christie 
in 1919 ; "Dinty" for Neilan-First National in 
1920; "Come On Over" and "The Wall Flower" 



for Goldwyn in 1921-22 ; and for First National 
"Slippy McGee." 1921; "The Huntress," 1922; 
"Flaming Youth." "Painted People" and "The 
Perfect Flapper" in 1923; "Flirting With Love." 
"So Big." "Sally" and "The Desert Flower" in 
1924 ; "We Moderns." "Irene," "Ella Cinders" 
and "It Must Be Love" in 1925 ; "Twinkletoes" 
and "Orchids and Ermine" in 1926 ; "Naught v 
But Nice," "Her Wild Oat" and "Lilac Time" 
in 1927 ; and "Haiipiness Ahead." "Oh Kay." 
"Synthetic Sin" and "That's a Bad Girl" in 
1928. 

MOOREHEAD. NATALIE: b, Pittsburgh. Pa.. 
Jidy 27; blonde hair and blue eyes; p. Anna 
Katherine Messnei. non-professional : e. Peabody 
high school. Pittsburgh ; not married. Stage 
experience with a stock comiiany in Trenton. 
N. J., with "The Baby Cyclone" company ; 
thence to Hollywood where she appeared with 
the Henry Duffy Players in "The Best People" 
and "Baby Cyclone." Has been in pictures for 
two months and is under contract to Fox. ap- 
pearing now in "Through Different Eyes." 

MORAN. LOIS: r. n.. Lois Darlington Dow- 
ling; b. Pittsburgh. Pa., March 1. 1909; h, 5 
feet 2 inches ; ash blonde hair and dark blue 
eyes ; w, 108 pounds ; p, Mrs. G. E. Moran. 
Roger Dowling (real father). Dr. T. G, Moran 
(Step father), non-professionals; e. Linden Hall 
Seminary, Greensburg. Convent and Lycee de 
Tours, France ; not married : hy. dancing, cook- 
ing, book collecting and singing. Danced for 
two years (1922-24) in the Paris National Opera 
in Paris, France. Also appeared in "Wisdom 
Tooth" by Marc Connelly in New York. Ap- 
peare<l in Paris in 1924 in such pictures as "La 
Gallerie des Moustris" and "Fen Mat hies 
Pascal." Then returning to the United States 
she a]jpeared in "Stella Dallas," Samuel Gold- 
wyn production ; "Just Suppose," Inspiration 
picture ; "Reckless Lady" and "Prince of 
Tempters" for Fir.st National ; "Padlocked." 
"God Gave Me 20 Cents" and "Whirlwind of 
Youth" for Paramount ; "The Road to Man- 
dalay" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; "Irresistible 
Lover" for Universal ; and "The Music Master," 
"Publicity Madness." "Sharpshooters," "Love 
Hungry." "Don't Many." "Making the Grade." 
"River Pirate." "Blindfold" and "False Colors" 
for Fox. 

MURPHY. EDNA: r. n.. Elizabeth Edna 
Murphy ; b. New York City. November 17 ; h. 
5 feet 2 inches ; blonde hair and blue eyes ; w. 
101 pounds ; p. Mary Ann Gibson and Edward 
Hugh Murphy, non-professionals ; e. Manual 
Training high school. Brooklyn and Bay ridge 
college, Brooklyn ; m. Mervyn LeRoy, director ; 
no hobbies. No stage training. Screen experi- 
ence since 1919 during which time she has ap- 
peared in "Over the Hill," "King of Wild 
Horses." "McFadden's Flats," "Daughters of 
Today" and in Westerns for R K O with the late 
Fred Thomson. 

MYERS. CARMEL: b. San Francisco. Cal.. 
April 4. 1901; h, 5 feet 4 inches; red hair and 
green eyes ; w, 120 pounds ; p. Mrs. Isadore 
Myers and Rabbi Isadore Myers (both deceased), 
non-professionals ; e. Los Angeles high school, 
sang ingenue lead in "The Magic Melody" for 
one season in New York City : not married ; 
hy, tennis, dancing, playing ukelele and sing- 
ing her own comiK>sitions. Has played in many 
Writers' Club productions in Hollywood. En- 
tered pictures in 1917 under tutelage of D. W. 
Griffith. Her first appearance before the cam- 
era was in "The Matri-maniac" with Douglas 
Fairbanks; then followed "Stage Struck." 
"Might and the Man." a lead opposite Harold 
Lock wood in "The Haunted Pajamas." after 
which she signed a two year starring contract 
with Universal. "Sirens of the Sea." "My Un- 
married Wife." "All Night" and "A Society 
Sensation" were some of the pictures made dur- 
ing this time. Then followed a season on the 
stage in New York and another year's contract 
with Universal. Also appearances in "The Last 
Hour," "The Famous Mrs. Fair." "You Are in 
Danger," "The Dancer of the Nile," "The Magic 
Skin," now known as "The Slave of Desire." 
and then "Law Against Law^" for Goldwyn. 
After this came a great part in "Beau Brum- 
mel" with John Barry more for Warner 
Brothei-6. She scored what is possibly her 
greatest success as Iris in Metro-Gold wyn- 
Mayer's "Ben Hur." After that she made "A 
Certain Young Man." "The Demi-Bride" and 
"The Understanding Heart" for the same com- 
pany. Then "Sorrel and Son" for United 
Artists : "The Girl from Rio" for Gotham ; 
"Prowlers of the Sea" for Tiffany-Stahl: "Four 
Walls" and "The Song of Love" (which was 
"Adrienne Lecouvreur") for Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer. Following this picture she was signed 
by Fox for two Movietones The first was a 
two-reel picture with Clark and McCullough in 
which she registered so well that she was im- 
mediately cast in Fox's first 100 per cent, all- 
talking feature length Movietone, "The Ghost 
Talks." from the stage play "Badges" by Max 
Marcin. 



NILSSON, ANNA Q.: b. Ystad. Sweden. 
March 30 ; h. 5 feet 7 inches ; ash blonde hair 
and dark blue eyes ; w. 132 pounds ; p. Anna 
and Per Nilsson, non-professionals ; e. Sweden ; 
not married ; hy, reading. No stage experience. 
Screen experience in such pictures as "Sorrel 
and Son." "Ponjola." "Flowing Gold." "Inez 
from Hollywood" and "The Talkers." 

NOLAN, MARY: i-. n., Mary Imogene Robert- 
son ; b, Louisville, Ky., December IS, 1905 ; h, 
5 feet 5 inches ; blonde hair and green eyes ; 
w, 112 pounds; p, Mary and Jack Robertson, 
non-professionals; e, St. Joseph's convent; not 
married ; hy. her work. Stage experience in 
musical comedy as a dancer ; has appeared in 
"Daffodil" with Arthur Hammerstein ; "Lady 
Butterfly" with Oliver Morosco ; and with Zieg- 
feld for two seasons ; then went to Europe. 
Screen experience in "Uneasy Money." made 
abroad and now being released in New York, 
and "The Viennese Lover" and "The Woman 
God Forgot," also made abroad, and in "Sorrel 
and Son" as Molly ; the daughter in "West of 
Zanzibar." and with John Gilbert in "Thirst" 
for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, all produced in Holly- 
wood. 

O'DAY, MOLLY: r. n.. Suzanne Dobson 
Noonan ; b. Bayonne. N. J.. 1911: h. 5 feet 2% 
inches : reddish brown hair and dark hazel eyes ; 
w, lis pounds; p. Hannah Peterson Kellay and 
F, F. Noonan. mother professional ; e. Notre 
Dame convent, Trenton Island ; not married ; 
hy, dolls and athletics. Screen experience of 
two years in such pictures as "The Little Shep- 
herd of Kingdom Come." "The Patent Leather 
Kid" and "Hard Boiled Haggerty." At the pres- 
ent time on stage with Fanchon and Marco. 

OLMSTEAD, GERTRUDE: b. Chicago, III., 
Novemlier 13 : h. 5 feet 2 inches ; dark hair and 
grey-blue eyes ; w, 117 pounds ; m, Robert Z. 
Leonard, director. Screen experience covering 
a perio<l of several years and has appeared in 
"Mr. Wu" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 

O'NEIL, SALLY : r. n., Virginia Louise 
Noonan; b. Bayonne, N. J., 1910; h. 5 feet 2 
inches ; dark brown hair and dark blue eyes ; 
w, 102 pounds; p, Hannah Peterson Kellay and 
F. F. Noonan. mother professional ; e. Notre 
Dame convent, Trenton Island ; has had stage 
training ; not married ; hy. dolls. Screen ex- 
perience of three years and has appeared in 
"Mike," "Frisco Sally Levy." "The Callahans 
and the Murphvs." "Battle of the Sexes" and in 
"Slide. Kelly. Slide." 

PAGE. ANITA: b. Murray Hill. Flushing. L. 
I.. August 4, 1910; h. 5 feet 2 inches; blonde 
hair and blue eye* ; w\ 118 pounds ; p. Maude 
E. and Marino Pomares ; e, Washington Irving 
high school. New York City ; hy, art and draw- 
ing. Appeared in the following Metro-Gold wyn- 
Mayei- productions. "Telling the World," "Our 
Dancing Daughters." "While the City Sleeps," 
"The Flying Ensign" and "The Broadway Mel- 
ody" in 1928. 

PALMER CORLISS: b, Macon. Ga. ; h. 5 feet 
5% inches ; blonde hair and hazel eyes ; w, 130 
pounds; p, Julia Farrell, non-professional; e, 
Lanier high school. Macon. Ga. ; m, Eugene 
Palmer, writer and publisher : hy, animals. 
Stage experience in New York City. Her screen 
experience consists of roles in "The Night 
Bird." "George Washington Cohen." "Apple- 
sauce." "Honeymoon Hate" and "A Man's 
Past." 

PHILBIN. MARY: b. Chicago, HI., 1908; h. 
5 feet 2 inches : brown hair and grey eyes ; wr, 
100 itounds: p. non-professionals; e, Chicago; 
not married. Entered pictures in December. 
1921. with the Black Motion Picture Company 
in a two reel Western. Has played in such 
pictuies as "The Merry (^o Round." "Fool's 
Highway." "Fifth Avenue Models." "The Man 
Who Laughs." I'The Port of Dreams," and 
many other minor pictures. 

PICKFORD. MARY: r. n.. Gladys Smith; b, 
Toronto. Ontario. Canada. April 8 ; h. 5 feet : 
golden hair and hazel eyes ; w. 100 pounds ; m. 
Douglas Fairbanks. March 28, 1920, star. Began 
stage career at the age of 5 in stock in Toronto : 
on the road with "The Little Red School House" 
at 8 years of age ; nexi: year starreti in "The 
Fatal Wedding;" then had many roles in popu- 
lar melodramas; also with Chauncey Olcott in 
"Edmund Burke" at the age of 13 and made 
her first appearance on Broadway in "The 
Warrens of Virginia." under Belasco, originat- 
ing the role of Betty Warren. Appeared in 
pictures for a while, then persuaded by Belasco 
to return to the stage in "A Good Little Devil." 
Hired by D. W. Griffith at the old Biograi>h 
studio and her first film appearance was in 
about 500 feet of film. "Her First Biscuits" ; 
was then cast for the lead in "The Violin 
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Good Little Devil" for Famous Players, and in 
1916 organized the Mary Pickford Company and 
released pictures through Art craft Filnie, in- 
cluding "Pride of the Claw," "Poor Little Rich 
Girl," "Romance of the Redwood." "The Little 
American," "Rebecca of Sunny Brook Farm." 
"Little Princess," "Stella Maris." "Amarilla of 
Clothesline Alley." "M'lise" and "How C<ould 
You Jean?" In 191S became an independent 
producer, releasing- through First National : this 
group of pictures included "Daddy Longlegs" 
"The Hoodlum" and "Heart of the Hills." In 
1919 with Douglas Fairbanks and Charles Chap- 
lin became one of the organizers of United 
Artists Corporation, which company releafiCB 
her films, among her late ones being "Coquette." 

PREVOST. MARIE: b. Sarnia. Ont.. Canada. 

November 6 : h. r> feet 4 inches ; very dark 
brown hair and blue eyes : e. Manual Arts high 
school. Los Angeles ; m. and div. Kenneth Har- 
Ian, profeseionat ; hy. swimming and open air 
motoring. Flayed in two reel slapstick com- 
edies. First feature picture, a drama, "Old 
Swimmin' Hole." in which she played opposite 
Charles Ray : first big success was "Tarnish." 
followed by "The Marriage Circle" and "Kiss 
Me Again" directed by Ernst Lubitsch ; also 
appeared in "Recompense" and "The Dark 
Swan." Starred under the Metropolitan ban- 
ner in "Up in Mabel's Room," "Almost a 
Lady," "For Wives Only," "Man Bait," "Get- 
ting Gertie's Garter," "The Night Bride." Also 
starred by Pathe-DeMille in "Girl in the Pull- 
man," "The Rush Hour," "On to Reno," 
"Blonde for a Night," and featured in "The 
Godless Girl." DeMille special. Also featured 
in "The Racket." directed by Lewis Milestone 
for Caddo and released through Paramount. 
Starred in "The Exodus of the New World." 
produced by the Pioneer Film Corporation of 
Salt Lake City and in "The Sideshow'* for Co- 
lumbia, directed by Erie Kenton. 

PRICE. KATE: r. n., Kate Duffy; b. Cork. 
Ireland, February 13. 1S72 : h. 5 feet 6V2 inches: 
dark brown hair and blue eyes; w, 210 pounds; 
p, Mary Steele and Phillip Duffy, non-profes- 
sionals : e. Ireland : hy. swimming. Twenty 
years stage experience, appearing in dramatic 
and vaudeville sketches. Screen experience 
consists of roles in "The Cohens and the 
Kellys," "Frisco Sally Levy," "The Godless 
Girl," "Anybody Here Seen Kelly." "Third De- 
gree." "Show Girl," "Paradise" and "The Sea 
Hawk."" 

PKINGLE, AILEEN: b, San Francisco. Cal.. 
July 23 ; h, 5 feet 4 inches ; dark brown hair 
and green eyes; w, 117 pounds; p, Julie Goyhen 
(French) and George W. Bisbee ; e. Miss Muri- 
son's School in San Francisco. Madam's of the 
Sacred Heart. Paris, and Miss McKenzie's 
School in London ; hy, oriental arts. Stage ex- 
perience under the Elliotts at London in "The 
Bracelet" in 1915. Thence to the screen where 
she has ajipeared in "Redhead." for Select pic- 
tures in 1919 ; in "Earthbound." "Souls for 
Sale," "Three Weeks," "His Hour" and "Wife 
of the C-entaur" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 
1920-23-24: also in Paramount's "Tin Gods" in 
1926 ; and again in Metro's "Adam and Evil," 
in 1927. and "Beau Broadway." "Baby Cyclone." 
"Single Man" and "Adrienne Lecouvreur" in 
1928. 

QUILLAN. MARIE: b, Philadelphia. Pa., 
March 17, 1911: h. 5 feet 2 inches; dark brown 
hair and blue eyes; w, 109 pounds; p. Sally 
Owens and Joseph S. Quillan, professionals; e. 
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. South Philadelphia; 
not married ; hy. reading, motion pictures, ten- 
nis, football and sewing. Has been on the stage 
all her life in family acts. Screen experience 
in "Si>eedy" with Harold Lloyd. 

RALSTON. ESTHER: b. Bar Harbor. Me.. 
September 17; h. 5 feet 5 inches; blonde hair 
and blue eyes; w, 124 pounds; p. May and 
Harry Walter Ralston, professionals; e, high 
school in Washington, D. C, and received her 
stage training dancing in a family act; m. 
George Webb, non-professional ; hy, swimming 
and interior decorating. Stage experience as a 
child in Ralston presentations. Screen experi- 
ence consists of roles in "The Phantom For- 
tune" for Univei-sal and also in Universal West- 
erns ; for Paramount in "Peter Pan."* "Beggar 
on Horseback." "The Best People," "The Goose 
Hangs High." "The Lucky Devil," "The Ameri- 
can Venus," "The Little French Girl." "The 
Trouble With Wives." "Wonianhandled." "The 
Quarterback." "The Blind Goddess," "Children 
of Divorce." "Fashions for Women," "Ten 
Modern Commandments." "Figures Don't Lie." 
"The Spotlight." "Love and Learn." "Some- 
thing Always Happens." "The Sawdust Para- 
dise" and "The Case of Lena Smith." 

RAY. ALLENE: r. n.. Allene Burch ; b. 
San Antonio. Tex., January 2 ; h. 5 feet 3 
inches ; blonde hair and hazel eyes ; w. 114 
pounds : p, Willie Ray Mullins and John Burch, 



non-professionals ; e, San Antonio and Fort 
Worth, Tex. high schools ; m, Mr. Wheeler, non- 
professional ; hy, all athletics and riding. Stage 
experience in a musical comedy, San Antonio, 
Tex. Entered pictures in 1919 and has ap- 
peared in such pictures as "The High Card," 
"Tex O'Reilly," "Partners of the Sunset," 
"Your Friend and Mine," and in the following 
serials, "The Green Archer." "Snowed In." 
"The House Without a Key," "Melting Mil- 
lions." "Hawk of the Hills." "The Man With- 
out a Face," "The Terrible People" and "The 
Yellow Cameo.'* 

RENICK, RUTH: r. n.. Ruth Renick Griffith; 
b, Colorado. Tex., September 23; h. 5 feet 1^! 
inches; titian hair and hazel-blue eyes; w, 110 
pounds ; p, non-professionals ; e. Phoenix Union 
and Foi"t North high schools, and the Conserva- 
tory of Music and Dramatic Art of Arizona ; 
not married : hy, sports and horseback riding. 
Has apr>eared in "The Garden Snare." "Molly 
Coddle" and "Ask Dad He Knows." a talkie 
with Edward Everett Horton. 

REYNOLDS. VERA: b, Richmond, Va.. 
November 25 ; h. 5 feet ^/i inch ; brown hair 
and hazel eyes ; \v, 102 pounds ; p, Lily B. 
Dean and Nonnan Reynolds. non-profes- 
sionals. Stage experience as a dancer in Los 
Angeles. Screen experience of 10 years con- 
sists of various roles with Cecil B. DeMille 
for four and one-half years in "Feet of Clay," 
"Road to Yesterday," "Silence" and "Prodi- 
gal Daughters." 




RICA. MONA: r. n., Enriqueta Valenzuela ; 
h. Mexico City, Mexico, July 15, 1909 ; h. 5 
feet 2 inches ; brown hair and eyes; w, 113 
pounds ; e, Mexico City and in a convent ; hy, 
music. Has appeared in the picture "Eternal 
Love." 

ROBERTS. EDITH: r. n., Edith Josephine 
Roberts ; b. New York City, September 17 ; h, 
5 feet 2 inches : brown hair and eyes ; w. 107 
pounds ; p, Blanche Mandell and Max Roberts, 
non-professionals ; e, private schools ; m, Ken- 
neth Snoke. non-professional ; hy, horseback rid- 
ing and painting. On stage in New York in 
vaudeville as a child. Screen experience of 
11 years and has appeared in "Masca." "The 
Adorable Savage." "The Mystery Club." "Seven 
Keys to Baldpate," "Big Brother," "Saturday 
Night," "There You Are" and "Backbone." 

RORK, ANN: b. Darien. Conn., June 12. 
1908; h, 5 feet 4^4 inches; light brown hair 
and eyes: w. 120 pounds: p, Helen Welch and 
Sajn Rork. mother actress and father producer : 
e, Knox School, Cooperstown, N. Y. ; amateur 
stage training ; not married ; hy. riding. Stage 
experience with the Pasadena Community Play- 
ers. Screen expenence in "Old Loves and 
New." "The Blonde Saint," "The Prince of 
Headwaiters" and "The Texas Steer." 

ROSING. BODIL: r. n.. Bodil Hammer ich ; 
b. Copenhagen, Denmark ; blonde hair and blue 
eyes : p, Golla and Angue Hammerich, mother 
noted Danish concert pianist and father dean of 
musicians in University of Copenhagen : e, 



public schools in Denmark. Several years* stage 
experience, some of the time spent in European 
stock. Has appeared in "Sylvelin" and "Fool's 
E>rrand." Retired and maintained a home for 
years before entering pictures. Has two 
daughters, one a writer and one, Mrs. Monte 
Blue, and a son attending the University of 
Washington. Visiting Hollywood about four 
years ago. she was given her first role in pic- 
tures by Monta Bell in "Pretty Lady," has since 
appeared in "The Big Noise." "Out of the 
Ruins." "Wheel of Chance" and "It Must Be 
Love" for First National : in Paramount's "The 
Fleet's In" as the mother of Clara Bow ; and in 
"Sunrise" for Vox. as the mother of Janet 
Gay nor. Also appears in "Eternal Love," 
United Artists ; "Why Be Good." First National, 
and in "Betrayal" for Paramount. 

SCOTT. MABEL JULIENNE: b. Minneapolifi, 
Minn., November 2: h, 5 feet o inches: brown 
hair and eyes ; w. 121 pounds ; p, Mattie and 
Joseph Scott, non-professionals ; e. Minneapolis 
high school and prep school ; not married ; hy. 
golf. When but 17 years of age appeared on 
the stage in New York City in dramatics. Has 
appeared in pictures for the past 11 years in 
various roles, among them being parts in "The 
Barrier." "Behold My Wife." "Don't Neglect 
Your Wife," "No Woman Knows," "Mother." 
"Seven Days." "Wallflowers" and "Dream 
Melody." 

SEBASTIAN. DOROTHY : b, Birmingham, 
Ala., April 26 : h. 5 feet 3 inches ; dark brown 
hair and hazel eyes; w. 115 pounds: p. Stella 
Armstrong and L. R. Sebastian ; e. University 
of Alabama : hy. painting and music. Stage ex- 
perience consists of appearance in "George 
White's Scandals'* in 1924 ; then to the screen 
in "Sackcloth and Scarlet" for Lasky in 1924 ; 
"Winds of Chance" for First National in 1925 : 
and then with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in "The 
Show," "The Demi-Bride." "Love" and "The 
Gallant Gringo" in 1927 and in "Our Dancing 
Daughters" in 1928. 

SHEARER. NORMA: b, Montreal. Ont.. Can- 
ada. August 10, 1904; h. 5 feet 1 inch; brown 
hair and blue-grey eyes ; w, 118 pounds ; p. 
Edith Mary Fisher and Andrew Shearer; e, in 
Montreal public schools ; m, Irving Thai berg, 
producer ; hy, acting. Has appeared in the 
following pictures. "The Stealers" for Robert- 
son-Cole in 1920 : and in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer'a 
"The Snob" in 1924; "He Who Gets Slapped," 
"Tower of Lies" and "His Secretary" in 1925; 
"Upstage" in 1926 ; "The Student Prince" in 
1927, and "The Actress" and others in 1923. 

SHORT. GERTRUDE: b, Cincinnati. C. 
April 6, 1902 : h, 5 feet 3 inches : blonde hair 
and blue eyes ; w, 103 pounds : p. Stella An- 
trim and Lewis Short ; e, private tutor ; m. 
Scott Pembroke, professional ; hy. aviation, ten- 
nis and swimming. Stage experience consists 
of five years in vaudeville ; in Morosco produc- 
tions ; in "A Man's World," and in Alcazar 
stock, 1918. On the screen she has appeared in 
"Rent Free." "Gold Diggers.'* "Beggar on 
Horseback." "The Show." "Adam and Evil,** 
"Tillie the Toiler," "Trial Marriage" and "The 
Telephone Girl" series. 

SLEEPER. MARTHA: b. Lake Bluff. 111.. 
June 24. 1907 ; h, 5 feet 4 inches ; medium 
colored hair and light hazel eyes ; w, 118 
pounds ; p, Minnie Akass and William Sleeper, 
non-professionals ; e. private school and by 
Horace Mann in connection with the Columbia 
college : not married ; hy, swimming, shooting, 
tennis, hoi'seback riding and all kinds of danc- 
ing. Stage experience as a dancer in New York 
(for charity). Screen experience of four years 
appearing in "The Mail Man," in Hal Roach 
comedies, in F B O's "Danger Street," and in 
"Taxi 13." "The Air Legion" and "Voice of 
the Storm." 

STARKE. PAULINE: b. Joplin. Mo., January 
10 ; h. 5 feet 3 inches : dark brown hair and 
blue-gray eyes; w, 118 pounds: P. Edith Bruce 
and George Stark, non-professionals ; e. private 
tutor : m. Jack White, producer ; hy. riding and 
tennis. No stage experience. Screen experience 
In "DeviTs Cargo." "Adventurer," "Sun Up," 
"Love's Blindness," "Women Love Diamonds,'* 
"Captain Salvation" and "Dance Magic." 

STEADMAN, VERA: b. Monterey. Cal.: h, 5 
feet 3 inches : brown hair and eyes ; w. 110 
pounds: hy, horseback riding, tennis and swim- 
ming. Started out as Mack Sennett bathing 
girl who would really swim and is now in leads 
at Christie. opi>osite all comedians. 

SUMNER. VERLYN: b. Lakefield, Minn.. 
June 7 : h. 5 feet 4 inches ; brown hair and 
blue eyes.; w, 120 pounds: p. Mary Rust and 
Eben Sumner, non-professionals ; e. Lakefield 
high school : not married ; hy, tennis, riding, 
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eludes "Baby Mine." "Kick In" and "Trysting 
Place." Screen experience includes such pic- 
tures aB "Speedy." "The Toilers," "Excess 
Baggage," "The Condemned Woman." "Kid, 
Cop and Cats" and "Washing Up." 

SWANSON, GLORIA: b. Chicago. 111.: h, 5 
feet IV* inches: dark brown hair and blue eyes; 
p her father was a captain in the U. S. Army; 
e in schools in Chicap;o, 111., Key West. Porto 
Rico and also attended Art Institute, Chicago ; 
m, MaiMiuise de la Falaise de la Coudraye, 
January 28. 1925, non-profeswional. Began her 
picture career at the old li^sanay Studios where 
she appeared in George Ade's "Elvira Farina" 
and "The Meal Ticket;" then went to Keystone 
and appeared in "The Nick of Time Baby." 
"Teddy at the Throttle." " Haystacks and 
Steeples," and others; and then appeared in 
Mack Sennetfs "The Pullman Bride." From 
Keystone, she went to Triangle where she made 
"Station Content." "Her Decision," "You Can't 
Believe Everything." "Every Woman's Hus- 
band." "Shifting Sands," "Wife or Country." 
and "Secret Code." and. due to her success at 
Triangle, was givei? a trial at Cecil B. DeMille's 
studios and made, under hifi direction. "Don't 
Change Your Husband," "For Better For 
Worse." "Male and Female." "Why Change 
Your Wife." "Something to Think About." "The 
Affairs of Anatol." Then became a Paramount 
star and among her many pictures have been 
"The Great Moment." "Under the Lash," "Her 
HuBband's Trademark." "Beyond the Rocks," 
"The Gilded Cage." "The Impot^ible Mrs. Bel- 
lew." "My American Wife." "Prodigal Daugh- 
ter." "Bluebeard's Eighth Wife." Sam Wood's 
production. "Zaza." Allan Dwan's production. 
"The Humming Bird." which was produced by 
Sidney Olcott and "A Society Scandal" and 
"Manhandled." also Allan Dwan's production. 
"Wage*s of Virtue," "Madam Sans Gene." "Coast 
of Folly." "Stage Struck," "Untamed Lady." 
and "Fine Manners" completes the list of pictures 
she made while with Paramount. In May. 1926, 
decided to produce her own jiictures through 
•her own corporation, making two pictures a 
year for release through United Artists Cor- 
poration ; first picture being "Personality." 
Her latest successes are "Loves of Sunya." 
"Sadie Thompson," and "Queen Kelly." 

SWEET. BLANCHE: b, Chicago. HI., June 
19 ; h. 5 feet 4 inches ; blonde hair and grey 
eyes ; w, 120 pounds ; stage training since 
IH years of age; m. Marshall Neilan, direc- 
tor. Stage exi>erience as solo dancer with 
Gertrude Hoffman, at the age of 12. Fifteen 
years screen experience consists of various 
roles in "Judith of Bethulia." "The Unpar- 
donable Sin." "Anna Chi'istie." "Tess of the 
D'Url>erville." "Singed," and has recently 
made a picture in England for Herbert Wil- 
cox. "The Woman in White." 

TALMADGE, CONSTANCE: b. Brooklyn, N. 
Y.. April 19. 1900; h. .5 feet 7 inches; blonde 
hair and brown eyes; w. 118 pounds; p. Mrs. 
Margaret Talmadge, non-professional ; e, public 
and high schools in Brooklyn. N. Y. Worked 
in "Intolerance." D. W. GrifTith production ; 
"Scandal," "The Honeymoon." "Up the Road 
with Sally," "A Pair of Silk Stockings." "Mrs. 
Leftinprwell's Boots." "Sauce for the Goose." 
"Romance and Arabella" for Select pictures 
in 1917-18-19; then in First National's "A Tem- 
peramental Wife" and "A Virtuous Vamp" in 
1919 : "Two Weeks." "The Love Expert." "In 
Search of a Sinner," "The Perfect Woman," 
"Good References" and "Dangerous Busine.ss'* 
in 1920; and in 1921 "Mama's Affair," "Les- 
sons in Love," "Woman's Place" and "Wed- 
ding Bells;" and in 1922 "Polly of the Fol- 
lies." "The Primitive Lover," "The Divorcee'* 
and "East Is West." Since then she has also 
appeared in "Dulcy," "The Dangerous Maid," 
"The Goldfish." "Her Night of Romance." "Her 
Sister from Paris." "The Duchess of Buffalo." 
"Venus of Venice" and "Breakfast at Sun- 
rise." all First National pictures. 

TALMADGE, NORMA: b. Niagara Falls, N. 
Y.. May 26. 1897 ; h, 5 feet 4 inches ; brown 
hair and eyes ; w. lOS pounds ; p. Mrs. Mar- 
garet Talmadge. non-professional ; e. public and 
high schools in Brooklyn. N. Y. ; m. Joseph 
M. Schenck. executive of United Artists Cor- 
poration. Her screen experience covers these 
comedies and feature lenpth pictures. "The 
Dixie Mother." "In Neishboring Kingdoms." 
"The Tale of Two Cities," "Mrs. 'Enry 'Aw- 
kins" and "Under the Daisies" in 1914 for 
Vitagraph ; in one reelers such as "The Doc- 
tor's Secret," "Father's Hatband," "His Silver 
Bachelorhood." "An Elopement at Home," 
"Fanny's Company." "The Honorable Alger- 
non," "Sawdust and Salome," "His Little 
Paige." "Under False Colors" and "The Wooing 
of Myra May :" in two reelers such as "Officer 
John Donovan." "The Sacrifice of Kathleen." 
"Cupid Versus Money," "The Right of Way," 
"Helpful Sisterhood." "Goodbye Summer" and 
"Sunshine and Shadows"; in three i-eelers such 
as "A Daughter's Strange Inheritance" and 
"The Criminal ;" and in the five reelers. "The 
Battle Cry of Peace." "Captivating Mary C.ar- 



stairs" (this last being the only picture made 
by National Pictures Company). For the Tri- 
angle Film Corporation, with D. W. Griffith 
supervising, she made "Missing Links," "The 
Children in the Hou.se." "Going Straight" and 
"The Devil's Needle." For Selznick from 1917 
to March, 1920. she made "Panthea," "Poppy." 
"The Moth." "Ghosts of Yesterday," "By Right 
of Purchase," "DeLuxe Annie." "The Safety 
Curtain" and "Her Only Way." For Select 
she made "The Forbidden City," "The Proba- 
tion Wife." "The Heart of Wetona," "The Way 
of a Woman," "The New Moon" and "She 
Loves and Lies." Then to First National where 
she appeared in "A Daughter of Two Worlds," 
"The Woman Gives." "Yes or No." "The 
Branded Woman." "The Sign on the Door." 
"The Wonderful Thing," "Love's Redemption." 
"Smilin" Through." "The Eternal Flame." "A 
Voice from the Minaret." "Within the Law," 
"Ashes of Vengeance," "The Song of Love." 
"Secrets." "The Only Woman," "The Lady." 
"Graustark." "Kiki" and "Camille ;" and her 
latest for United Artists, "The Dove" and "The 
Woman Disputed." 

TAYLOR. ESTELLE: b, Wilmington. Del.. 
May 20 ; h, 5 feet 4 inches ; dark brown, almost 
black, hair and brown eyes; w, 125 pounds; p. 
Bertha and Harry Boy Ian. non-professionals : 
e. Wilmington high school and Wilmington busi- 
ness college, and received her stage training 
at Sargent's Dramatic School ; m. Jack Demp- 
sey, professional. Stage appearance in "Come 
on Charlie" and "The Big Fight" in 1929 as 
Shirley, a David Belasco production. Has ap- 
peared in such roles as Lucrezia Borgia in 
Warner Brothers* "Don Juan;" Mary, Queen of 
Scots, in Mary Pickford's "Dorothy Vernon of 
Haddon Hall ;" Miriam in Cecil DeMille's "The 
Ten Commandments ;" Shirley in "The Singa- 
pore Mutiny" for FBO in 1928; as Lady Raf- 
fles in Columbia's "Lady Raffles" in 1928 ; also 
in "Honor Bound" in 1928. and also in "While 




New York Sleeps" and "Monte Cristo" for 
Fox ; in "Bavu" for Universal ; in "The Whip 
Woman" for First National : and Paramount's 
Actor's Fund talkie, "The Pusher in the Face," 
1928. and "New York" in 1927. 

TAYLOR. RUTH: b. Grand Rapids. Mich., 
January 15 ; h. 5 feet 2 inches ; blonde hair 
and blue eyes; 4. 104 pounds; e, Lincoln high 
school, Poi-tland. Ore. ; not married. Studied 
dramatic art and dancing in Portland : was a 
member of the Red Lantern Stock Players, an 
amateur organization. Came to Hollywood in 
192.J ; played extra roles one year: then signed 
by Mack Sennett : played leads and second leads 
in two-reel comedies for two years. In 1927 
signed by Paramount for the role of Loreli 
Lee in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." and since 
then was co-star re<l with James Hall in "Just 
Married." 

THATCHER, EVELYN : b. Omaha. Neb., 
March 14 ; h, 5 feet 7 inches ; red hair and 
grey eyes ; w', 18'i pounds : p. Mary Ellen Mc- 
Millan and William P. Irish, non-profession- 
als ; e, Ohio high school ; has had stage train- 
ing ; widow. On the legitimate stage since 
14 years of age ajipearing in dramatic, musi- 
cal comedy and in vaudeville, known as the 
"Irish Lady." Ten years screen experience 
appearing in Mack Sennett comedies for five 
years and four years in Educationals. 

THEBY, ROSEMARY: b, St. Louis, Mo., 
April 8 ; h. 5 feet .^» inches ; dark brown hair 
and hazel eyes; w, 130 pounds; p. Katherine and 
George Masing. non-professionals ; e. private 
schools in St. Louis ; received her stage training 
in dramatic school. New York City : m, Harry 
Meyers, professional : by, antique dolls and shoes 
and antique furniture. Stage experience in 
New York City. 1910. Screen experience with 
the old Vitagraph company in 1911 ; and has 
appeared in such pictures as "Rc-Incarnation of 
Kamia." "Mills of the Gods." "Weight of a 



Crown." "The Yankee." "First Year to Live.*' 
"So Big." "Rio Grande" and in "Girl of the 
Golden West." 

TODD, THELMA: b, Lawrence, Mass., July 
29 ; h, iy feet 4 inches ; blonde hair and grey 
eyes ; w, 120 pounds ; p, non-professionals ; e, 
Lawrence high school, Low*ell (Mass.) high 
school and Lowell Normal school ; hy, athletic 
sports. Won a state beauty contest as Miss 
Massachusetts and at the same time selected 
by Paramount for its school of acting, while 
teaching school in Lawrence. Has played in 
the following First National pictures. "Vamp- 
ing Venus." "The Crash," "The Haunted 
Hou.se." "Heart to Heart" and "Bad Baby" as 
featured player. 

TORRES, RAQUEL: b, Hermosillo, Sonora, 
Mexico. November 11, 1908; h, 5 feet 2 inches; 
black hair and dark brown eyes; w, 110 pounds; 
p, non-jirofessionals ; e. Mexico and convent in 
Los Angeles : hy, dancing. Has appeared in 
such pictures as "White Shadows in the South 
Seas" with Monte Blue (her first picture) ; and 
also in "The Bridge of San Luis Rey." 

VELEZ, LUPE: r. n.. Lupe Villalabos : b. 
San Luis Potosi. Mexico. July IS. 1910 ; h. 5 
feet 5 inches ; black hair and brown eyes ; w, 
115 pounds ; p, Josephine Velez and Colonel 
Villalabos. mother was an opera singer ; e. Our 
Lady of the Lake Convent. San Antonio. Tex. ; 
hy, making rugs and driving her car. Was a 
dancer in the musical comedy, "Rataplan," in 
Mexico City and also in the "Music Box Revue" 
in Hollywood, owned by Fanchon and Marco. 
Won recognition in her portrayal in Douglas 
Fairbanks' United Artists picture, "The 
Gaucho." after which she played opposite Rod 
LaRocnue in "Stand and Deliver ;" then in D. 
W. Griffith's Unitetl Artists production. "Mas- 
querade :" and has just been loaned to Para- 
mount to co-star with Gary Cooper in "The 
Wolf Song." 

VIDOR, FLORENCE: b, Houston. Tex.. July 
23 ; h, .5 feet 4^^ inches ; brown hair and eyes ; 
w, 118 pounds ; p, Ida and John F.. non-pro- 
fessionals ; e. public schools and Convent of 
■ Sacred Heart in Houston ; m, Jascha Heifetz. 
professional. Began her screen career by work- 
ing for Vitagraph in a small part, having 
been intrwiuced by Corinne Griffith, also of 
Texas. Her next engagement was with Fox in 
Frank Lloyd's "A Tale of Two Cities ;" then 
to Paramount for a year opposite Sessue Haya- 
kawa ; and in Cecil B. DeMille's "Old Wives 
for New ;" also in "Till I Come Back to You." 
Then went to work for Ince in "Lying Lips" 
in 1921 and remained with that organization 
until Ince died. Then signed with Paramount 
and has been featured in "Are Parents People?" 
"Grounds for Divorce," "The Trouble with 
Wives." "The Grand Duchess and the Waiter," 
"Sea Horses," "Eagle of the Sea," "The 
Patriot," and "Tong War." Starred in "You 
Never Know Women." "The Popular Sin," 
"Afraid to Love," "The World at Her Feet."* 
"One Woman to Another," "Honeymoon Hate," 
"Doomsday" and "The Magnificent Flirt." 

WARFIELD. KITTY: b. Cincinnati. O., Apri) 
16 ; h. r» feet 6 inches : dark brown hair and 
blue eyes ; w. 120 pounds ; p, Kitty Costello and 
George Callahan, non-professionals ; e, Pittsburgh 
high school. University of Wisconsin and Pitts- 
burgh ; not married ; hy, writing. Two years' 
stage experience in stock. New York City ; nine 
months' screen experience. Has appeared in 
United Artists' "She Goe-s to. War," directed by 
Heni-y King ; and in Warner Brothers' "The 
Gamblers." 

WHITE. ALICE: r.' n., Alva White: b. Pater- 
son. N. J.. August 28; h, 5 feet 2 inches: 
blonde hair and brown eyes ; w, 110 pounds ; 
p, Marion Alexander, professional, and James 
F. White; e, Hollywood high school, and Roan- 
oke college, Virginia ; hy, dancing, swimming, 
ridinjr. tennis, golf and jazz music. Has played 
in such pictures as "The Sea Tiger" with 
Milton Sills, bit player : as ingenue lead in 
"The Private Life of Helen of Troy" for First 
National ; "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for Para- 
mount ; "Breakfast at Sunrise" for United 
Artists; "Three Ring Marriage." "Harold Teen" 
and "The Big Noise," and as featured player 
in "Show Girl," "Naughty Baby" and 
"Lingerie." 

WILLIAMS, KATHLYN: b, Butte, Mont.; h. 
5 feet 5 inches ; blonde hair and grey-blue eyes ; 
w, 128 pounds ; e. Butte Central high school and 
the Wesleyan university in Helena, Mont. ; m. 
Charles Eyton, professional ; hy. horseback rid- 
ing. 

WILSON, LOIS: b, Pittsburgh, Pa., June 28: 
h, 5 feet 5'^ inches ; light brown hair and hazel 
eyes ; w, 122 pounds ; p, Constance Cooling and 
Andrew Kenley Wilson, non-professionals ; e. 
Alabama high school and Alabama Normal ; 
not married. Stage experience in Los Angeles 
appearing in "The Queen's Husband." "Gossipy 
Six." "Spread Eagle"' and "Mary's Other Hus- 
band." Screen exjierience of 12 years consists 
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"Lulu Betts." "What Every Woman Knows. " 
"Manslaughter," "French Dreesing." "On Trial" 
and "The Gamblers. " 

. WINDSOR. CLAIRE: r. n., Claire Viola 
Cronk : b. Coffee City. Kan,. April 14; h. 5 
feet 6 inches ; blonde hair and blue eyes ; w, 
126 pounds; p, Ella and G. E. Cronk. non-pro- 
fessionals : e, Broadway high school, Seattle, 
Wash., and Washington College. Topeka. Kan., 
also studied voice and piano at Cohn's Con- 
servatory of Mufiic, Seattle. Wash. ; hy. collect- 
ing perfumes, antiques, painting and tennis. 
Started picture career ae an extra on the Lasky 
lot until Allan Dwan signed her to appear in 
stock at First National. Due to an illnese she 
lost out on many parts under this contract but 



Lois Weber looking for a leading woman in 
"What Do Men Want" engaged her to play 
the role. She then changed her name to Wind- 
sor. Made five pictures for Lois Weber and 
was later signed by Goldwyn for a five year 
contract. At the termination of this contract 
she signed with Tiffany-Stahl, with the priv- 
ilege of working for other studios. Her last 
picture is opposite Victor McLaglen for Fox in 
"Captain Lash." 

WRAY, FAY: b. Alberta, Canada. September 
15 ; h. 5 feet 3 inches ; brown hair and blue 
eyes; w, U4 pounds; p, Vina M. and Jerry H. 
Wray. non-professionals ; e. Hollywood high 
school : m. John Monk Saunders, author and 
screen writer ; hy. tennis and music. Played a 



l^art in the famous "Pilgrimage Play" in Hol- 
lywood in the summer of 1923. Started ecreen 
career at Century studios, where she appeared 
as leading woman in "Gasoline Love;" then a 
lead at Fox with Robert Gordon in September, 
1923 ; lead in a five reel independent feature 
and one picture with Hal Roach which resulted 
in a six months' contract. At the expiration 
of this contract she was a Western leading 
woman for Universal. On June 7. 1926. Erich 
Von Stroheini started shooting on "The Wed- 
ding March" with Fay Wray in the leading 
role. She was then put under contract by 
Paramount in February, 1927. Has appeared 
in "The Street of Sin," "The Legion of the 
Condemned." "The First Kiss" and "Four 
Feathers" for Paramount. 



MALE PLAYERS 



ADAMS. JACK: b, Hastings. Neb.. Septem- 
ber 8, 1S79 : h, 5 feet 9 inches ; brown hair and 
grey eyes; w. 150 pounds: p. Anna M. Ebersole 
and Henry H. Rutt, non-professionals; e. Rose- 
land school and Northwestern university, Chi- 
cago ; m, Edna Patton, non-professional ; hy, 
swimming, motoring and art. Fifteen years 
stage experience appearing in Charles Froh- 
man's "The Gypsy Girl" and "Cleopatra ;" 
also in stock. Screen experience consists of 
seven months with Hal Roach, three with Chris- 
tie ; and has appeared in "Behind Closed 
Doors;" "The Time Square," "Upper Cut." "The 
Battle of the Century" and "Sugar Daddy." 

ALEXIS. DEMETRIOS: b, Alexandria. Egypt. 
December 1, 1899 ; h, 6 feet 1 inch ; dark brown 
hair and eyes; w. 175 pounds; p, non-profes- 
sionals ; e. Athens. Greece ; not married ; hy. 
music, art and riding. Stage experience in 
foreign countries, and has appeared in "Dream 
Faces" and "Devil's Plum Tree." Screen ex- 
perience includes roles in "Red Dance," "Sa- 
banesque" and "The Red Sword." 

ALLAN. HUGH: b, Oakland. Cal.. November 
5, 1903; h, 6 feet; black hair and brown eyes; 
w, 165 pounds ; p. Jane Elizabeth Hillam and 
Enoch James Hughes, non-professionals ; e, 
Trement high school, Oakland. Cal. ; hy, mechan- 
ics, block piinting (linoleum cuts) . His first 
appearance in pictures was a part in "Sally" 
in 1924, Since then he has appeared in "An- 
napolis," "Plastered in Paris." "Dress Parade." 
"Object Alimony" and Pat he serials. 

ALVARADO, DON: r. n.. Jose Paige; b. 

Albuquerque. N. M.. November 4. 1904 ; h. 5 
feet 11 inches; black hair and brown eyes; w, 
160 pounds; p. Marie Antoinette Alvarado and 
Candido Paige, non-professionals ; e, Albuquer- 
que high school ; ni, non-professional : hy, horse- 
back riding and tennis. Has appeared in such 
pictures as "Loves of Carmen," with Dolores 
Del Rio for Fox ; in "Breakfast at Sunrise." 
with Constance Talmadge. and in "Drums of 
Love," a D. W. Griffith production for United 
Artists. 

AMES. ROBERT: b. Hartford, Conn.: h, 5 
feet 10 inches; blonde hair and blue eyes; w. 
155 pounds; e, Hartford high school : m, Marion 
Oakes ; hy. golf. Stage and screen experience. 
Entered pictures in 1925, his last four being 
"Without Mercy," "Wedding Song," "Three 
Faces East" and "Crown of Lies." 

ARLEN. RICHARD: b. Charlottesville. Va.. 
September 1 : h, 5 feet 11 inches; medium brown 
hair and grey eyes ; w, 161 pounds : p. Mary 
and James van Mattimore, non-professionals ; e. 
high school in St. Paul. Minn., St. Thomas 
college and the University of Pennsylvania ; no 
stage training ; m, Jobyna Ralston, screen ac- 
tress ; hy. golfing, swimming, riding and tennis. 
Screen experience consists of appearance in the 
following Paramount productions: "In the Name 
of Love," "Behind the Front," "The Enchanted 
Hill," "Padlocked." "She's a Sheik." "Feel My 
Pulse." "Under the Tonto Rim," "Ladies of the 
Mob," "Beggars of Life," "Manhattan Cocktail" 
and "Four Feathers." 

ARMSTRONG. ROBERT; b. Saginaw. Mich.. 
November 20 ; h, 5 feet 10 inches ; brown hair 
and eyes; w. 160 pounds; p, Mina and William 
Armstrong, non-professionals ; e, Seattle high 
school and University of Washington law col- 
lege, Seattle. Wash. : m, Ethel Kent, profes- 
s-ional ; hy, golf and squash. In his 10 years 
stage career he appeared in "Boys Will Be 
Boys," "Shavings," "Honey Girl." "The Man 
Who Came Back," "Sure Fire," "New 



Brooms," "Judy" and "Is Zat So." besides 
two seasons of stock in Des Moines and Mil- 
waukee. Started his picture career in Sep- 
tember, 1927, and has idayed in such pictures 
as " The Main Event." "The Leopard Lady," 
"The Cop," "Celebritv," "Show Folks." "Ned 
McCobb's Daughter." "Shady Lady," "The 
Leatherneck" for Pat he ; "A Girl in Every 
Port" and "Square Crooks" for Fox; and in 
"Baby Cyclone" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 

ARTHUR. GEORGE K.: r. n.. George Brest: 
b. Aberdeen. Scotland. April 27. 1899 ; h. 5 feet 6 
inches ; brown hair and eyes ; w, 140 pounds ; p. 
HaiTiett Collins and George Brest, non-profes- 
sionals ; e. University of Rugby, England, stage 
training in Shakespearean drama ; married : hy, 
squash. Screen experience in such pictures as 
"Irene" with First National ; and "The Boy 
Friend." "Rookies," "Circus Rookies," "AH at 
Sea" and "In Old Heidelberg." 

ARTHUR. JOHNNY: b. Scottdale. Pa.. May 
20; h. 5 feet 8V4 inches; brown hair and eyes; 
w. 140 pounds ; p. Matilda Hertzog and John 
Williams, non-professionals ; e. Columbus, O. 
high school, and in college at Washington, D. C. 
25 years* stage training. Three years in reper- 
toire, two seasons with Tim Murphy, White 
Texas Steer ; with the Polly Primrose company, 
and in such productions as "Before and After," 
"Paid in Full" (produced in London) "Ambitious 
Mrs. Alcock," "The Bridge" "Take My Advice." 
"Officer 666." "Just a Woman." "Fair and 
Warmer." "Up in Mabel's Room," "Ladies 
Night," "Girl in the Limousine," "Three Spoon- 
fuls." "Some Baby." "Elsie," "The Whole 
Town's Talking." "I Love You." "The Butter 
and Egg Man" and "The Desert Song." Screen 
experience includes the following pictures, "On 
Trial." "The Monster." "Mile. Midnight." "The 
Unknown Purplg," "The Desert Song" and "The 
Gamblers." Also appeared in two comedies. 

ASTHER. NILS: b. Sweden. January 17. 
1901 ; h. 6 feet ^^ inch ; dark hair and eyes : 
w, 170 pounds ; p. Hilda and Anton Asther ; 
e. Lunel university and Royal Dramatic school ; 
hy, horseback riding. Stage experience at the 
Royal Dramatic theatre in Sweden. Appeared 
in pic':ures in Germany later coming to the 
United States where he has appeared in "Sorrel! 
and Son" for United Artists in 1927 ; in 
"Laugh, Clown, Laugh" (1927) and in "The 
Cossacks." "Our Dancing Daughters," "Card- 
board Lover." and "Adrienne Lecouvreur," in 
1928 for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 

AUSTIN. WILLIAM: b. Georgetown. British 
Guiana. South America. June 12 ; h. 6 feet 1 
inch ; Brown hair and blue eyes ; w. 170 pounds : 
p. Rosalie Ann Sarah and Charles Percy Austin, 
non-profeseionals ; e. Reading college. England. 
He received his stage training at the Little 
theatre and in Drama Shop productions ; not 
married ; hy. golf, gardening and motoring. 
Appeared at the Morosco theatre in Los Angeles 
for three years beginning in 1919 : then in 
stock with roles in "Tailor Made Man." "Three 
Faces East." "Civilian Clothes." "Polly With 
a Past" and many others. First picture "Rug- 
gles of Red Gap," followed by "It." "The 
World at Her Feet." "Swim. Girl. Swim" for 
Paramount ; "The Flaming Forest" for Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer ; "Her Big Night." and "What 
Happened to Jones" for Universal ; then to 
Paramount again in "Honeymoon Hate," "The 
Fifty-Fifty Girl," "Red Hair," "Som-eone to 
Love" and "Just Married." 

BANCROFT, GEORGE: b. Philadelphia. Pa.. 
September 30 ; h, 6 feet 2 inches ; brown hair 
and eyes; w, 195 pounds; p. non-professionals; 
e. Tomes institute. Port Deposit. Md.. and 
United States Naval Academy ; m, Octavia 



Brooke, ex-i^rofessional (now retired) : hy, all 
outdoor sports. Upon leaving school he went 
to New York and there won recognition. Has 
appeared in such stage succe.sses as "The Trail 
of the Lonesome Pine.'* "Pdid in Full,*' "Old 
Bill. M. P.," "Cinders" and many others. His 
first picture, "Driven," and his first picture for 
Paramount, "C/ode of the West.*' brought him 
to the attention of James Cruze who was casting 
for "The Pony Express." He was put under 
contract to Paramount and has been starred in 
such pictures as "The Show Down." "'The Drag 
Net." "Docks of New York" and "The Wolf 
of Wall Sheet." 

BARD BEN: b, Milwaukee. Wis.. January 
23; h, 5 feet 11 inches; black hair and brown 
eyes; w. 160 pounds: p. Ruth Glover and Soute 
Bard, non-professionaJs ; e. high school in Chi- 
cago and Northwestern university. 25 years' 
stage training: m, Ruth Roland, professional; 
hy, golf, horses and hunting. Stage and screen 
experience. Entered pictures in 1925 and has 
appeared in such pictures as "Love Makes 'Bm 
Wild." "Two Girls Wanted," "Arizona Wildcat." 
"Seventh Heaven." "Come to My House," 
"Sandy." "Dressed to Kill." "Romance of the 
Underworld" and "Love and the Devil." 

BARNES. T. ROY: b, Lincolnshire, England. 
August 11. 1S80 ; h, 5 feet IIV2 inches; brown 
hair and blue eyes ; w, 172 pounds ; p, Charlotte 
Mitchell and Alfred Barnes, non-professionals ; 
m. Bessie Crawford, non-professional : hy. out- 
door sports. Stage experience in "Katinka." 
"The Red Canary." "Over the River" and "The 
Passing Show." On the screen has appeared in 
"Scratch My Back." "So Long Letty." "See My 
Lawyer." "The Old Homestead," "The Great 
White Way," "Is Marriage a Failnre?" and 
many other attractions. 

BARRYMORE. LIONEL: b. Philadelphia. Pa.. 
April 28; h. 6 feet; dark hair and blue eyes; 
w, 155 pounds : p, Georgia Drew and Maurice 
Barrymore. professionals ; e. New York ; hy, mo- 
tion pictures. On the stage when an infant 
with parents. Starred in "The Copperhead," 
"The Jest,** "Peter Ibbetson.'* "The Claw.'* and 
others. Screen experience consists of roles in 
"The Yellow Streak" for Metro in 1915; "The 
Copperhead" for Metro in 1920; "The Splendid 
Road" for First National in 1925; "The Bar- 
rier" and "The Temptress'* for Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer in 1926; and "The Show,*' "The Thir- 
teenth Hour" and "Love" in 1927. 

BARTHELMESS. RICHARD: b. New York 
City, May 9, 1897; h. 5 feet 9 inches: brown 
hair and eyes ; w, 150 pounds ; p. mother a 
professional after father's death ; e, private and 
military schools. Trinity College. Hartford. 
Conn., and received his stage training as a 
child and also in college; hy, notably yachting, 
however, an all-around enjoyment of all 
athletics and appreciation of the arts, travel, 
study and reading. Working in a small Con- 
necticut town a film company came on loca- 
tion and this interfered with the budding 
career of a business man. His first picture, in 
which he appeared as leading man. was "War 
Brides." but the first hit that attracted any 
attention was "Tol'able David.'* His portrayal 
of the Chinaman in Griffith*s "Broken Blos- 
soms" also attracted critical notice. Other 
First National pictures following "Tol'able 
David" were "Shore Leave." "The Beautiful 
City," "The Enchanted Cottage,*' "Classmates," 
•"nie Amateur Gentleman." "The White Black 
Sheep." "New Toys," "Soul Fire." "Just Sup- 
pose,'* "Ranson's Folly." "The Patent Leather 
Kid.'* "The Noose," "The Drop Kick," "The 
Wheel of Chance." "The Little Shepherd of 
Kingdom Come," "Out of the Ruins." and 
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BEERY, WALLACE: b, Kansas City. Mo.. 
April 1 ; h, 6 feet 1 inch ; brown hair and 
hazel eyee ; w. 189 pounds ; p, non-profeesionale ; 
e. Kan.sa£ City high school and Chase School 
of Kansas City ; m. Rita. Oilman, jirofessional ; 
hy, flying, fishing and hunting. Joined Ring- 
ling'e circus when but 16 ; then to New York 
where he sang in Henry Savage's musical shown 
in 1904 ; varied Savage shows with Btock work 
in Kansas City during the summer. Joined 
Eseanay in Chicago in 1913 ; then to Keystone 
and the next year with Universal. He then 
formed his own company which he took to 
Japan to make pictures. After the war he 
returned to work as a free lance villain ; was 
-signed by Paramount and has made many pic- 
tures for that company, 

BELL. REX: r. n.. George Beldam; b. Chi- 
cago. 111.. October 16. 1905 ; h. 6 feet ; light hair 
and blue eyes; w, 171) pounds: p. Daisy Bacon 
and George C. Beldam, non-prof esssionals ; e, 
Hollywood high school, and Iowa university ; no 
stage training; hy, athletics of all kinds. He 
has had two years' sei'een experience. 

BERANGER. ANDRE: r. n.. George Andre 
de Beranger ; b. Sydney, Australia. March 27. 
1895 ; h, 5 feet IOV2 inches ; brown hair and 
eyes ; \v, 150 pound.s ; e, Sydney and Paris : 
not nnarried ; hy. literature, music, painting, 
history, archaeology, ocean cruising and walk- 
ing. Stage experience with the Walter Rent- 
ley players and contemporary comjianies in 
Australia at the age of 16 ; also "Othello," 
"School for Scandal," "Twelfth Night," "Sweet 
Lavender." "The Bells," "Beau Brummel," 
"•'For the King." "Hamlet," "Romeo and Ju- 
liet," "Julius Caesar," "Merchant of Venice." 
and Classic Repertoire (drama and comedy). 
Screen experience in D. W. Griffith's "Birth of 
a Nation." "Home Sweet Home." "Intoler- 
ance." and "Broken Blossoms;" in First Na- 
tional's "The Bright Shawl" and "Ashes of 
Vengeance" and in "The Bat :" with Douglas 
Fairbanks in "The Half Breed" and "The 
Good Bad Man ;" in Universal's "Mixed 
Blood," "The Man in Blue," "A Woman's 
Faith :" P D C's "Beauty and the Bad Man," 
in Paramount's "Sandy." "Those Without 
Sin" and "The Eagle of the Sea." In comedy- 
dramas he has appeared with Douglas FaJr- 
l>anks in "Flirting with Fate" and "Manhat- 
tan Madness:" in First National's "Dulcy :" 
Paramount's "Are Parents People?", "Ground.^ 
for Divorce," "The Grand Duchess and the 
Waiter." "The Lady of the Harem," "Miss 
Brewster's Millions" and "Paradise for Two;" 
in Fox' "Fig Leaves;" Ernst Lubitsch's "So 
This Is Paris ;" in Universal's "The Small 
Bachelor." and in Warner Brothers' "If I 
Were Single." "Powder My Back" and "Be- 
ware of Bachelors." Also in the following 
talkies: Lloyd Bacon's "Stark Mad" for War- 
ner Brothers-Vitaphone; Benjamin GlazerV 
"The Missing Man." for Pathe-Photophone ; and 
Michael Curtiz' "Alimony Annie" for Warner 
Brothers-Vitaphone. 

BETZ. MATHEW: b. St. Louis. Mo., Septem- 
ber 13: h, 6 feet; brown hair and blue eyes; 
w. 1S5 pounds; p. Theresa Krechel and 
Lawrence Betz. non-professionals ; e, St. Louis 
liigh school : m. Lulu Slipp, professional ; hy, 
golf. Stage experience of eight years in vaude- 
ville and appeared in the productions. "Ellis 
Island," "The Fatal Card" and "A Night on 
Broadway." On the screen he has appeared in 
such pictures as "Those Who Dance," "The 
Wedding March." "Sins of the Fathers," "The 
Big City," "Shepherd of the Hills," "Girl's 
Gone Wild," "The Terror." "Fugitives" and 
^'The Patent Leather Kid." 

BEVAN. BILLIE: r. n., William Bevan 
"Harris ; b. Orange. Australia. September 29, 
1887 ; h, 5 feet 714 inches ; brown hair and 
eyes ; w, ISO pounds ; p, Marion Torpy and, , 
Jlobert Harris, non-prof essionaks ; e, Univpi-?itv 
of Sydney ; m. Leona Roberts, non-professioilai : 
hy, orange grove, horticulture and hunting. 
Stage experience with the Pollard Opera Com- 
pany. "Mikado." "Belle of New York." "Ser- 
geant Brue." and "A Knight for a Day." He 
appeared on the screen for 10 years in two reel 
■comedies with Mack Sennett, later appearing in 
such feature productions as "Riley the Cop," 
"Mother Knows Best" and "Easy Pickins." 

BEYER. CHARLES WALTER: b. Newark, 
N. J., February 2S. 1895; h, 6 feet ^4 inch; 
dark brown hair and blue eyes; w. ITS pounds, 
p. Frank J. and Elizabeth Beyer, non-profession- 
als ; e. Mount Pleasant Military Academy and 
•Cornell university ; not married ; hy, tennis, 
squash, short story writing, golf and swimming. 
His stage experience consists of a season with 
Corse Playton, Brooklyn. N. Y. : Orpheum stock 
company. Newark, N. J. ; Girard in Philadelphia. 
Pa. : "Her Family Tree," a Shubert show in New 
"York: "Moonlight." New York and on the road. 



and other shows. Played heavy opposite Rich- 
ard Dix in "Shanghai Bound," "A Man Must 
Live" and "Shock Punch." as well as the heavy 
opposite Gilda Gray in "Cabaret" for Para- 
mount. Took the lead in "Red Riders of Can- 
ada." "Beautiful but Dumb," and "Queen of 
Burlesque" for F B O ; then heavy again oppo- 
site Reginald Denny in "Red Hot Speed." a 
talking picture, and opposite Tom Mix in 
"Hoiseman of the Plains" for Fox. Also ap- 
Iieared in "Taxi 13," "Dead Man's Curve" and 
"Alex the Great" for F B O, and many others. 

BOLES. JOHN: b, Greenville. Tex.; h, 6 feet 
1 inch ; brown hair and grey blue eyes ; w, 183 
ix)unds ; e, Greenville high school, bachelor of 
arts degree from University of Texas and has 
studied voice in New York and Europe ; hy. 
music. He appeared on the stage in "Little 
Jessie James," "Mercenary Mary." "The Ro- 
many Love Si»ll," "Kitty's Kisses" and other 
New York shows. Leading man for Geraldine 
Farrar in her only venture in light opera. 
Started in pictures when he was seen in a 
New York show by Gloria Svvanson and was 
sent for by her. Then played wi.h her in 
"Loves of Sunya." Among his other jiictureri 
are "Bride of the Night." "Shepherd of the 
Hills," "Bride of the Colorado." "What Holds 
Men," and with Universal in "We Americans" 
and "The Last Warning" with Laura LaPlante. 

BOSWORTH, HOBART: b. Marietta. O.. 
August 11. 1867; h, 6 feet: white hair and blue 
eyes ; w, 2ii5 pounds : p. Clara Vandt and Daniel 
Perkins Basworth, non-jirofessionals ; e. uni- 
versity of hard knocks, having left home l>efore 
he was 12 years of age; m, Cecile Kibre, non- 
professional ; hy, landscape painter and horse- 
back riding. Stage experience from 1885 until 
1902 ; has l>een leading man for Minnie Maddern 
Fiske, Julia Marlowe and Henriette Crosman ; 
and starred on Broadway in his own right. 
Screen experience consists of playing the lead 
in the first picture ever made in Los Angeles, 
"The Sultan's Power," made May S-9, 1909; 
wrote, directed and played the lead in "The 
Sea Wolf" ; appeared in "Behind the Door," 
Thomas H. Ince pioduction ; in "The Blood 
Ship." Columbia production ; in Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer's "Woman of Affaii's" : in "King of the 
Mountain." directed by Ernst Lubitsch and 
many other attractions. 

BOYD. WILLIAM: b. June 5 : h. 6 feet: 
blonde hair : e. Tulsa, Okla., left school befoie 
graduation ; m, Elinor Fair, professional. Started 
in 1919 as an extra in Cecil B. DeMille's "Why 
Change Your Wife." From then he progressed 
rapidly through leads and featured roles in 
"Bobbed Hair," "Forty Winks," "New Lives for 
Old," "Feet of Clay," "Triumph" and "The 
Golden Bed." Had an excellent part in "Mid- 
shipman Sterling" with Ramon Novarro. De- 
Mille then featured him with Vera Reynolds 
in "The Road to Yesterday." Late jiictures 
have been "The Volga Boatman." "Her Man 
O'War," "Eve's Leaves," "The Last Frontier," 
"Jim the Conqueror," "The Yankee Clipper." 
"King of Kings.' "Two Arabian Knights." 
"Dress Parade," "The Night Flyer." "Sky- 
scraper," "The Cop." "Power." and "The 
Leatherneck." 

BRADBURY, SR.. JAMES: b. Old Town. Me., 
October 12, lSr)7; h. 5 feet 9 inches: grey hair 
and eyes: w. 172 pounds; p. non-professionals; 
c, Lapman Institute. Tuft's college, and has had 
50 years stage training in New York and 
vicinity ; m. non-professional : hy, work. Has 
been in many stage successes among them b<.'- 
ing Belasco's "Naughty Anthony" and "Is 
Marriage a Failure?;" also with Savage, Froh- 
man anc. m.^.n;' oth€*rs. S-'rten experience con- 
sists of one yeal wiih Sellg ; and in "The Blood 
Ship,' Coiufnbia prodaction : in Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer's "The Fair Co-Ed" with Marion Davies : 
antj '-Tide of the.Emi ire." ir FBO's "Skinner's 
1 Bi^ ,tdea'f and "Blr-ctade " and in First Na- 
tlofcai'b ^ "Waterf.'o.it," diVeci;ed by William 
Seiter. and "Scarlet Seas." Also appeared in 
Paramount productions. 

BRADBURY, JR., JAMES: b. New York City. 

October 5, 1894 ; h, 5 feet 10 inches ; brown 
hair and eyes; w, 150 pounds; p. Ruth Torbett 
and James Bradbury, professionals ; e, Ri ridge 
Tech, Cambridge. Mass., Winterborth Institute, 
and received his stage training in New York 
City. Started his stage career as a child in 
Belasco's "Madam Buterfly" and later api:)eared 
in "White Collars" as Cousin Henry; in the 
"Nervous Wreck" as Moii: ; in "Magnolia" as 
Jackson ; and in "Experience" as the dope. 
On the stage for 20 years. In his eight years 
screen experience he has appeared in such pic- 
tures as "Classmates," "The Diop Kick," 
"Cheyenne" and "The Hawk's Nest" for First 
National ; "The Circus Ace" and "In Old 
Arizona" for Fox ; and in "Night Stick" for 
United Artists. 



BRADY. EDWIN JOE: b. New York, De- 
cember 6 : h. 5 feet 11 inches; brown hair and 
hazel eyes; w, 167 pounds; p. Agnes Sullivan 
and William J. Brady, non-professionals ; e, high 
school in New York and City of New York 
College ; hy, automobiles and golf. No stage 
experience. On the screen he has appeared in 
"A Lesson in Driving." 

BREESE, EDMUND: b. Brooklyn, N. Y., 
June IS. 1871 ; grey hair and blue eyes; p, 
Joseiihine Busby and Renshaw Breese, non-pro- 
fessionals : e, Brooklyn high school ; hy. golf 
and horseback riding. First stage experience in 
1895 at Eureka Springs. Ark., in "My Awful 
Dad." Then aijpeared in "The Lion and the 
Mouse," "So This Is London," "The Third 
Degree," "The Spendthrift," "Woman Thou 
Gavest Me," "Monte Christo." "Three Muske- 
teers," "Trilby" and "Sowing the Wind." Screen 
experience consists of appearances in "The 
Walls of Jericho." "The Shooting of Dan Mc- 
Grew," "The Spell of the Yukon," "The Song 
of the Wage Slave," "At the Rainbow's End," 
"The Master Crook." "The Early Bird," "Step- 
ping Along," "Womanhandled," "Paradise for 
two," "Conquest," "On Trail," "She Knew 
Men." "Fancy Baggage." "The Port of Dreams," 
"The Haunted Hoiuse" and "From Head- 
quarters." Has record of ai)pearing in more 
talkies than any other actor in Hollywood. 

BROOK. CLIVE: b. London, England; h. 5 
feet 11 inches; brown hair and grey eyes; w, 
149 pounds : p, Charlotte Mary and George 
Alfred Brook, mother was opera singer ; e, high 
school in London, Dulwich college. London, and 
received his stage training at Polytechnic, Lon- 
don, in elocution ; m, Mildred Evelyn, English 
actr^s. Stage experience in "Fair and Warm- 
er" with Sir Alfred Butt, and in "Over Sunday" 
and "Sacred and Profane Love" for Basil 
Deane. Screen experience includes two years 
with the Graham-Cutts Company in London, 
during which time he api^eared in "Woman to 
Woman", among other productions : then under 
contract to Thomas Ince in 1924 ; has appeared 
in "Christine of the Hungry Heart." "Entice- 
ment." "The Mirage," "Playing with Souls," 
"Declasse," "If Marriage Fails," "Woman 
Hater," "The Homemakers," "Pleasure Buyers," 
"Seven Sinners," "C-om promise." "Three Faces 
East," "When Love Grows Cold." "Why Girls 
Go Back Home." (The foregoing being Ince. 
First National. Warner Brothers, and R K O 
productions.) For Paramount he played in 
"You Never Know Women," "The Popular Sin," 
"Barl>ed Wire," "Afraid to Love." "Under- 
world," "Forgotten Faces." and "Interference," 
an all-talking picture. 

BROWN, JOE E.: b. Holgate. O., July 28. 
1892; h, 5 feet 7V2 inches; dark brown hair 
and blue eyes ; w, 149 )>ounds ; p, Anna May 
and Mathias Evans, non-professionals; otage 
training gathered while traveling with a circus 
when but nine years of age ; m. Kathryn 
Francis McGrau, non-professional ; hy. all athlet- 
ics, baseball, golf, football, collecting old and 
rare books and his children. With the "Green- 
wich Village Follies" for three years (1921-23) ; 
also with "Captain Jinks," "Betty Lee" and 
"Twinkle Twinkle." Picture career consists of 
appearing in such pictures as "Hit of the 
Show," "The Circus Kid," "Queen of Bur- 
lesque," "Take Me Home" and "Reputation." 

BROWN. JOHN MACK: b. Dothan. Ala.. 
September 1, 1904 ; h, 6 feet ; black hair and 
brown eyes; w, 165 pounds: p, Hattie Estelle 
and J. H. Brown ; e, Do-han public schools 
and the University of Alabama : hy, sports. 
Stage experience in college theatricals. Screen 
experience in such iiictures as "The Bugle 
Call" and "The Fair Co-Ed" in 1927 ; "Our 
Dancing Daughters." "The Little Angel" and 
"A Woman of Affairs" in 1928 for Metro- 
Gold wyn-Mayer. 

BUNNY. GEORGE EDWIN: b. New York 
City, July 13; h, 5 feet 7^^ inches: gray hair 
and brown eyes ; w, 188 iiounds : p, Eleanor 
Sullivan and George Bunny, non-prof essionais ; 
e, St. James academy, Brooklyn, and Christian 
Brothers academy ; m, Anna McCade. non-pro- 
fessional ; hy, baseball and sports. Stage ex- 
perience of 15 years during which time he ap- 
peared in, among many other plays, "Alabama." 
Screen experience consists of roles in such pic- 
tures as "The Love Mart," "Tender Hour." 
"The Dark Angel." "Laddie Be Gooo" and 
"Heroes in Blue." 

BURNS. EDMUND: b. Philadelphia. Pa.. 
September 27, 1892; h, 6 feet 2 inches; black 
hair and blue-gray eyes ; w, 170 pounds ; p. 
Kathryn McDezitt and William Burns ; e. Sixth 
Street high school, Philadelphia : not married ; 
hy. golf. Entered pictures in 1918, following a 
stage career, and has appeared in such pictures 
as "She Goes to War," "Humming Bird." "East 
Is West." "Jazzmania." "Chinese Parrot," 
"Phyllis of the Follies" and "Forlorn River." 

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1892 ; h, 5 feet 5^ inches ; brown hair and 
eyes ; w, 140 pounds ; e, Bris.ol, Pa., high 
echool ; m, Joan Marquis, professional ; hy. 
golfing. On st-age in musical comedy and in 
stock with Morocco ; "Just Out of College," 
"The Sporting Duchess." "A Stubborn Cin- 
derella." "The Girl in the Taxi" and "The Girl 
of My Dreams." Began screen career with Ince- 
Triangle in 1914 and has been with Universal. 
First National and Christie eince. his latest 
Christie productions being "Slick Slickers." "Hot 
Scotch" and "Loose Change." 

BUTTS. BILLY : r.n., Billy Charlee Allen 
Butts ; b. Dallas. Tex., September 8. 1919 ; h. 
54 inches ; blonde hair and grey eyes ; w, 58 
pounds ; p. Maedelle Gardner and Charles Allen 
Butts, non-professionals : e. Wonderland Park 
high school ; no stage training ; hy. horses. Has 
been in pictures for six years appearing in 
feature parts only in such pictures as "Spar- 
rows" with Mary Pickford : "The Tough Guy," 
"The Two Gun Man" and "Lone Hand Saun- 
ders" with the late Fred Thomson; in "The 
Canadian" and "The Last Outlaw" for Para- 
mount : "The Land Beyond the Law" with Ken 
Maynard for First National and "The Black 
Ace" for Pathe ; "Wildwest Romance" and 
"None But the Brave" for Fox. and in "Alias 
Jimmy Valentine" for Metro-Goldwyn -Mayer, 

BYRON, WALTER: b. Leicester. England. 
June 11, 1901: h, 6 feet; brown hair and dark 
blue eyes ; w, 163 pounds ; p. Dulcie Lawrence, 
who was a prominent leading woman until re- 
tirement, and George Butler, comedian with 
Matheson Lang in London. England (family has 
been on the stage for more than 200 years) : 
e, Bellevue granmiar school at Bradden ; not 
married ; hy, golf. First stage appearance at 
the age of 3 a*; Little Willie in "East Lynne :" 
also flayed Eva in "Uncle Tom's Cabin ;" ap- 
peared in chorus of "His Little Widows:" 
understudied Leslie Faber. Eddie Blore and God- 
frey Tearle ; had the lead in "Havoc" opposite 
Frances Carson ; also in "Punch Bowl" and 
"Yes." all in London. Also played leads in 
"The Maid of the Mountainfi." "Betty." "The 
Lady of the Rose" and "The Best People." Ha^ 
played every city in England, Ireland and Scot- 
land. His first film role, two years ago, was 
in "White Heat ;" then did "Passion Island" 
for British Pathe in France ; while there also 
made "Coquette" and "Yvette ;" thence to Eng- 
land and made "One of the Best." "Victory." 
and "Tommy Atkins." Signed by Goldwyn and 
came to Hollywood and had male lead opposite 
Vilma Banky in "The Awakening." 

CALVERT, CAPTAIN E, H.: b. Alexandria, 
Va.. June 27, 1873: h, 6 feet 1 inch; brown 
hair and eyes : w, 200 pounds ; p, Mary Faret 
and Gordon Gard Calvert, non-professionals ; e. 
Georgetown prepai'atory and West Point, and 
received his stage training in stock and pro- 
ductions ; not married ; hy, golf and boxing. 
Stage experience consists of appearances in 
"Arizona," "Ben Hur" and stock ; and in "The 
House of a Thousand Candles," "A Knight for 
a Day." "Coming Through the Rye" and "The 
Lady from Lanes." and three years in vaude- 
ville. Screen experience consists of directing 
and acting at the old Essannay Film Company. 
Chicago, for eight years. Has been in pictures 
for 18 years, and his most recent successes are 
"Sporting Goods." "Legion of the C-ondenrmed." 
"Moran of the Marines" and "The Canary Mur- 
der Case" for Paramount ; "Wliy Sailors Go 
Wrong." "The Wizard." "Prep and Pep" and 
"Four Devils" for Fox; "The Girl from Mont- 
martre," "Sally" and "The Wise Guy" for First 
National ; "Rookies," "Tin Hats." "The Under- 
standing Heart" and "West Point" for Metro- 
Goldwyn -Mayer, and "Let 'er Go Gallagher" for 
DeMille. 

CAMP. SHEP: r. n.. Sheppard Camp; b. 
West Point. Ga.. July 16. 1882 : h. 6 feet 1 inch ; 
brown hair and gray eyee ; w, 225 pounds : p. 
Sally Sheppard and W. A. Camp, non-profes- 
sionals ; e, Richmond academy, Augusta. Ga.. 
and Mercer university ; m. Ottie Chenault. non- 
professional ; hy, music and writing. Stage ex- 
perience in such productions as "The Traveling 
Salesman." "The Round-Up," "Rain." "Blue 
Paradise," "Blossom Time" and "Good Morning 
Judge." Screen experience includes appearances 
in "King Henry VIII." and "Broadway Bound." 

CASTLE. ROBERT : b, Frankfort^on-Main. 
Germany, January 22 ; h. 6 feet 2^^ inches : 
dark browTi hair and eyes; w, 175 pounds; p. 
n on- profess ion a Is ; e, tutored by father ; hy. 
swimming, rowing, riding. Skiing and writing. 
Spent two years with Kammerspiele stock com- 
pany as assistant stage director and actor. In- 
duced by Conrad Veidt to enter picture, "Ma^- 
t*r of Death." Ufa, being his first picure. 
Played in 10 Ufa productions before coming 
to the United States: then signed by Paramount 
Famous Lasky Corporation. 



CAWTHiORN. JOSEPH: b. New York. March 
29 ; h, 5 feet 8^ inches ; white hair and hazel 
eyes ; w, 165 pounds ; e, private tutor ; m. 
Queenie Zassar, professional ; hy. golf, fishing 
and music. On the stage he has appeared in 
"The Little Nugget." "The Fortune Teller," 
"The Beauty and the Beast," "Mother Goose." 
"Tammany Hall" and "Sonny." His screen ex- 
perience includes roles in "Two Girls Wanted," 
"Silk Legs," "Strictly Confidential" and "Hold 
'em Yale." 

CHANDLER. GEORGE: b. Waukegan. 111., 
June 30, 1902 ; h. 5 feet 8 inches ; brown hair 
and eyes : w. 140 pounds ; p, Abbie Beck and 
George Chandler, non-professionals ; e, high 
school in Illinois and the University of Illinois ; 
not married ; hy, music, golf and riding. Stage 
experience as a musician, having played in an 
orchestra while a youngster ; vpith Fanchon and 
Marco on the West Coast ; and in vaudeville 
where he was known as "George Chandler, the 
Musical Nut." Screen experience of one- and 
one-half years and has appeared in "Tenderfoot 
Thrillers" and "The Kid's Clever." 

CHANDLER, LANE : b. Calbertson. Mont.. 
June 4 : h. fi feet 3 inches ; red hair and blue 
eyes ; w. 185 pounds ; p, Irene Oakes and 
George W. Chandler, non- professionals ; e, high 
school in Helena. Mont., and Montana Wesleyan 
university: no stage training; hy, riding and 
golf. Has appeared in such pictures as "Red 
Hair." "Love and Learn." "The Big Killing." 
"The First Kiss" and "The Wolf of Wall 
Street" for Paramount. 

CHANEY, LON: b. Colorado Springs. Col.. 
April 1. 1883 ; h, 5 feet 9 inches ; black hair and 
brown eyes; w, 155 pounds; e. Colorado Springs 




schools ; hy. cooking and photography. Stage 
experience as a producer of "The Little Tycoon" 
with his brother in 1899 ; worked on the stage 
as actor, property man and transportation agent, 
in pictures for over 11 years in various roles, 
among the pictures being "Fires of Revellion" 
(1917) ; "That Devil, Bateese" (1918) : "The 
Miracle Man" (1919) ; "Outside the Law" 
(1921); "The Trap" (1922): "The Hunchback 
of Notre Dame" and "The Shock" (1923); 
"Phantom of the Opera" (192;5) for Universal: 
in Paramount's "Treasure Island" (1921) ; Gold- 
wyn's "The Penalty" (1921) ; Cummings" "Flesh 
and Blood" (1922) ; First National's "Oliver 
Twist" (1922) and with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
making "He Who Gets Slapped." "Tower of 
Lies." "The Monster." "The Unholy Three" in 
1925 ; "The Blackbird." "The Road to Manda- 
lay." "Tell It to the Marines" in 1926 ; "Mr. 
Wu." "The Unknown." "Mockery" in 1927 ; and 
"Laugh. Clown. Laugh." "While the City 
Sleeps" and "West of Zanzibar" in 1928. 

CHAPLIN. CHARLIE: r. n. Charles Spencer 
Chaplin : b. London, England, April 16- 1889 ; 
h. 5 feet 6^^ inches ; dark brown hair and 
blue eyes ; w, 122 pounds ; p. Lily Harley and 
Charles Chaplin, professionals (both deceased) ; 
e, received his stage training in drama. ic and 
vaudeville act; not married; hy. reading, tennis 
and swimming. While on the stage he ap- 
peared as Billie the page boy in "Sherlock 
Holmes'* with William Gillette, in London. 
England. 1898 ; then into vaudeville traveling 
throughout Continental Europe and the United 
States for five years ending in Seattle, Wash., 
in 1914. He then entered pictures with the 
Keystone Company : made 12 pictures for the 
old Essanay Film Company ; 12 for Mutual Film 



Corporation and eight for First National : be- 
gan producing for United Artists Corporation 
in 1925. His latest pictures have been "The 
Gold Rush," "The Circus," and now in prepara- 
don. "City Lights." 

CHARSKY, BORIS: b, Petrograd, Russia, 
May. 1893: h. 5 feet SM: inches; black hair and 
blue eyes ; w, 150 pounds ; e. Prince Olden- 
dursky college : m, Sonia Nekin, non-profes- 
sional ; hy, sports of all kinds, sculpturing and 
painting. Seven years on the Russian stage. 
Two years' screen experience and has appeared 
in "Captain Lash," "Through Different Eyes" 
and "The Red Dance" for Fox. 

CHASE. CHARLES: b. Baltimore. Md., 

October 20. 1893; h, 6 feet; brown hair and 
blue eyes ; w, 155 pounds'; p, Blanche M. 
Thomi>son and Charles Chase, non-professionals ; 
m, Bebe Eltinge, professional ; hy, golf and 
music. Stage experience in musical comedy and 
vaudeville; and has been in pictures since 1914. 

CLARK. ANDY: r. n., Andrew J. Clark; 
b. New York city. March, 1903; h. 5 feet 5^ 
inches ; black hair and brown eyes : w, 135 
pounds; p, Alice Trainor and John H. Clark, 
non-professionals ; e, Fordham prep. New York ; 
hy. baseball, golf and tennis. Two years stage 
experience in Keith-Orpheum vaudeville. Eigh- 
teen years screen* exiierience ; five years as fea- 
tured boy star for Edison (Company, appearing 
in "Andy Series ;" two years for Univei-sal, 
featured boy player : in "The Shanu-ock 
Handicap" for Fox ; "Wings." "Beggars of 
Life" and "The Man I Love" for Paramount, 
and in "One Round Hogan" for Warner Broth- 
ers. 

CLAYTON, ARTHUR: b, London, England. 
Januai-y 29 ; h, 6 feet ; dark brown hair and 
eyes; w. 165 pounds: p. Isabel Frances Taylour 
and Fitzroy Augustus Talbot, non-prof essiona. ; 
e. The Royal Military college of Australia ; m. 
and div. ; hy. riding. Stage experience in the 
British dominions in such productions as "White 
Cargo" and "Captain Applejack." Screen ex- 
perience began in 1919 and he has appeared 
in such pictures as "Laddie." the part of the 
father ; the lord in "The Hope Diamond Mys- 
tery;" the husband in "Confessions of a Wife:" 
the lawyer in "The Whip," and the chief of 
bandits with Tom Mix in "Outlaws of Red 
River." 

CLIVE, HENRY: b. Melbourne, Australia, 
October 3. 1883 ; h, 6 feet 2^^ inches ; brown 
hair and blue eyes ; w, 200 pounds ; p, non-pro- 
fessionals : e. Brighton grammar school and St. 
Francis Xavier's College; m. Helen Cunningham, 
professional : hy. painting, reading and travel- 
ing. Spent 15 years in vaudeville as an illu- 
sionist : five years in sketches and monologue. 
Has played Rickard's Australian Circuit ; Or- 
pheum Circuit five times : Sullivan Considine 
four times ; Keith Circuit seven times : Moss 
Empires ; London Syndicate ; London Palace ; 
C-oloa^eum ; Alhambra (revues) ; South African 
theatres on tour : New Zealand circuit ; and 
Bandman India circuit. Four years in motion 
pictures as leading man with Maxine Elliot 
((joldwyn) ; with Alice Brady (Paramount) ; 
and with Raoul Walsh (Mayflower) ; also heavy 
parts for Fox. He also has continued as an 
artist and illustrator for Hearst publications 
since 1918, doing front covers for Hearst Syn- 
dicate newspapers ; the New York American ; 
Smart Set and Picture Play ; also poster artist 
for Paramount, making 57 paintings for the 
newspapers for such features as "The Sheik,'* 
"Affairs of Anatol" and others. At pr€«ent as- 
sociated with Charlie Chaplin. Formerly with 
Syd Chaplin. 

COBB. JOE: r. n. Joe Frank Cobb; b. 
Shawnee. Okla., November 7. 1917 ; h. 49>^ 
inches ; light brown hair and grey eyes ; w, 
11914 pounds : p, Flossie Jewel and James 
Hardin Cobb : non-professionals ; hy, baseball, 
football, fishing and shows. Started at the age 
of five with Hal Roach's rascals. "Our Gang." 
Has been with the Gang since. Now under long 
term contract at Hal Roach studios. 

CODY. LEW: b. Berlin, N. H.. February 22; 
h. 5 feet 11*^ inches : black hair and brown 
eyes : w, 176 pounds ; p. Cote, non-professionals ; 
e. New Hampshire McGill college : owned five 
stock companies, toured vaudeville, stock in 
"The Great Divide." "The Last Chord," "Within 
the Law" and others : m. Mabel Normand, pro- 
fessional ; hy, outdoor sports, sw^imminng, golf, 
tennis and riding. Has appeared in the fol- 
lowing productions "A Branded Soul" for 
Thomas H. Ince in 1915 ; "Treasure of the Sea" 
for Fox 1917 ; "Don't Change Your Husband" 
for Artcraft in 1919 ; "The Beloved Chester." 
Lew Cody Film Company in 1920 : "The Sign 
on the Door" for First National in 1921 and 
"Reno" for Goldwyn in 1924 : and since then in 
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the Beautiful Cloak Model." "So This It^ Mar- 
riage," "Man and Maid," "A Slave of Fashion," 
"The Sportinjj: Venus." "Time the Comedian," 
"An E^cchange of Wives." "His Secretary," 
"Monte Carlo," "Gay Deceiver" and "The Demi- 
Bride." 

COGHLAN. JUNIOR: b. New Haven, Conn.. 
1917 ; h. 4 feet 2 inchee ; brown hair and eyes ; 
w. 63 pounds ; p. Mre. Coyle and Dr. Frank 
Cophlan. non-prof eseionals ; hy, collecting 
(stamps. When but a baby he played at- 
mosphere parti^, finally being assigned a bit in 
Coldwyn's picture, "Poverty or Riches" in which 
he played the son of Leatrice Joy. Pi'ogrees 
from then was rapid. He played in "Mike" 
and "Skyrocket," both Martihall Neilan produc- 
tions : "Cause for Divorce." "Bobbed Hair." 
"Garrison's Finish." "The Fourth Musketeer" 
and "The Road to Yesterday." a DeMille pro- 
duction, after which DeMille t^igned him. Then 
played in "Her Man O'War." "The Yankee 
Clipper," "The Last Frontier." "Slide Kelly 
Slide," and "The Country Doctor." During 
1927-28 Junior made "Gallagher" and "Marked 
Money" for Pathe. 

COLLIER. JR., WILUAM: b. February 12. 
1903. New York City ; h. 5 feet 10% inchee ; 
black hair and brown eyes; w. 155 ix>unds ; p. 
Paula Marr and William Collier, profetrsionale : 
e. Collegiate high school. New York City ; re- 
ceived stage training with father ; not married ; 
hy, golf, boating, hunting. On stage with 
William Collier in "Caught in the Rain." "The 
Dictator" and "Nothing But Lies." Screen ex- 
perience consists of roles in "The Wanderer," 
"Devil's Cargo" and "The Rainmaker" for 
Paramount; "The Tide of the Empire" for 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; and "The Lion and the 
Mouse," "College Widow." "Dearie." "The De- 
sired Woman." "One Stolen Night." "Beware 
of Bachelors" and "Women They Talk About" 
for Warner Brothers. Has been in the business 
17 years. 

COLMAN, RONALD: b. Richmond. Surrey, 
England. February 9. 1S91 ; h. 5 feet 11 inches; 
dark brown hair and eyes; w. 158 ix>unds ; p. 
CharltK Colman. non-professional ; e. Lit lehamp- 
ton, Sussex, England ; married and separated ; 
hy, tennis, motoring, reading, and swimming. 
Spent two years on the stage in England at 
the close of the war. Hip screen exiierience 
consists of such pictures as "The White Sister." 
"Lady Windermere's Fan," "Beau Geste" "The 
Dark Angel." "Stella Dallas," "His Supreme 
Moment." "Her Sister From Paris." "The 
Winning of Barbara Worlh." "The Magic 
Flame." "The Night of Love." "The Rescue," 
"Two Lovers" and "Bulldog Drummond." 

COLLINS. MONTY: r. n., Monty Francis 
Collins. Jr.. b. New York City. December 3. 
1898; h. 5 feet 10 inches; brown hair and grey 
eyes; w, 140 i>ounds ; p. Norma Wills and Montv 
Collins, Sr.. professionals ; e. Jefferson high 
school, Portland. Ore. : received his stage train- 
ing in musical comedies, vaudeville and stock 
companies ; not married ; h, ra.usic. cartooning 
and acting. First appearance on the stage at 
the age of six in father's and mo her's act at 
Atlantic City. During school vacations he ap- 
I^eared in his father's musical comedies in Spo- 
kane, Seattle. Vancouver. Vic oria, Portland, 
etc. During his high school years he played 
the picture and vaudeville houses with a mono- 
logue and singing act of his own. After th-^ 
war he toured the Northwest for three months 
with a jazz band, playing drums and singing; 
also played minor parts in Baker'B stock com- 
pany in Portland. Ore. On the road playing 
practically every big city in the United State? 
doing the heavy with George Beban in "Loves 
of Ricardo" in the season of 1926-27. Entered 
pictures in August. 1920 as an extra plaving in 
Charles Ray's "Forty-Five Minu'es ' From 
Broadway" ; played extra and minor parts in 
the following Ray Pictures: "Old Swimmin" 
Hole. "Nineteen and Phyllis." "Two Minutes 
to Go. "Midnight Bell" and "My Best Girl" • 
then played extra bits and mino'r parts until 
1925 when he struck oil at Fox where he was 
featured and co-featured in a series of two reel 
comedies under the supervision of Henry 
Lehrman ; later played the comedy relief with 
Buck Jones in "The Cowboy and the Countess" 
and again with Mix in "Arizona Wildcat" • 
signed with Educational in December, 1927. 

CONDON. JACKIE: b. Los Angeles. Cal 
March 25. 1923: h. 53 inches: blonde hair and 
brown eyes : w. 73 pounds : p. Alice Edwards and 
William Condon ; hy. playing ball, marbles and 
sports. Screen experience includes such pictures 
as "Little Lord Fauntleroy." "Daddy Longlegs." 
"The Lovelight." Pollyanna" and "Hoodlums;" 
six months in comedies, in Star comedies and 
in "Hallroom Boys." 

CONKLIN. CHESTER: b. Oskaloosa. la.. Jan- 
uary 11 ; h, 5 feet 5 inches; brown hair and 
blue eyes; w, 152 ixiunds : p, Alice Cooper and 
Phil Conklin, non-professionals ; e, Oskaloosa 
public schools ; m, Minnie Goodwin, non-pro- 



fessional : by. tennis, yachting and fishing. He 
appeared in stock in Omaha. Neb., then in 
roadshows and in vaudeville ; later becoming a 
clown in the Al G. Barnes circus. He star-ed 
out with Keystone comedies and apr>eared in 
them for five years ; then Fox two years and 
one year with Special Pictures. Inc. ; first fea- 
ture length production in Von Stroheim's 
"Greed" ; then in "The Galloping Fish" for 
Ince ; thence to Paramount where he ha-s ap- 
peared in in "A Social Celebrity." "A Woman 
of the World," "Say It Again," "We're in the 
Navy Now," "A Kiw in a Taxi," "Cabaret," 
"Rubber Heels." "Tell It to Sweeney" as co- 
star with George Bancroft : "Two Flaming 
Youths" and "Fools For Luck" as co-star with 
W. C. Fields ; "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" ; 
"Tillie's Punctured Romance," Christie-Para- 
mount production ; in "Varsity" as the falher of 
Buddy Rogers : and in "Marquise Preferred." 
During this time he was loaned to First National 
and F B O playing in "The Big Noise" and 
"Taxi Number 13." Among his other pictures 
are "McFadden's Flats." "The Haunted House." 
"The Wilderness Woman" and "The House of 
Horrors." 

COOK. CLYDE : b. Port McQuarrie. Aus- 
tralia. N. S. W.. December 16. 1890 ; 5 feet 6 
inches; brown hair and blue eyes; w, 142 
pounds ; p, Annie Johns and Jack Cook, non- 
professionals ; e. in various parts of the world: 




m, Alice Draper, professional ; hy. golf and 
boating. Stage experience of 32 years in pan- 
tomime, musical comedies, etc.. in Europe and 
other foreign countries. On the screen he has 
apiieared in comedies and in such features as 
"Docks of New York." "Barbed Wire," "White 
Gold." "Captain Lash." "The Spieler" and "The 
Woman They Should Hang." 

COOPER, GARY: b. Helena. Mont.. May 7: 
h. 6 feet 2 inches ; dark brown hair and blue 
eyes ; w. 180 pounds ; p. Alice and Charles H. 
Cooper, non-professionals : e. Dunstable school. 
England. Helena. Mont., and Iowa college, 
Grinnell. la., not married: hy. fishing, hunt- 
ing, riding, swimming and is a .axidermist. 
Stage experience gathered while playing in 
amateur productions at high school and college. 
Deciding upon a screen career he worked as an 
extra for one yeai-. then got a part with Hans 
Tissler. independent, in a two i-eeler ; Eileen 
Sedg\vick was his first leading lady ; then fol- 
lowe<i a lead in "Winning of Barbara Worth" 
for United Artists; thence 'o Paramount where 
he has appeared in "It." "Children of Divorce." 
"Wings," "Arizona Bound." "Nevada," "Beau 
Sabreur." "Doomsday." "Half a Bride." "The 
First Kiss," "The Shopworn Angel" and "Wolf 
Song" ; also played opiK)site Colleen Moore in 
First National's "Lilac Time," being loaned to 
this company by Paramount. 

CROCKER, HARRY: b. San Francisco. Cal.. 
July 2. 1893 ; h. 6 feet ; dark brown hair and 
eyes ; w. ISO pounds; p, Mary Ives and Henry 
Joseph Crocker, non-proftssionals ; e, Taft high 
school. Watertown. Conn., Yale University, New 
Haven, Conn., and received his stage training 
in college dramatics and on the professional 
stage in Los Angeles : hy. working, writing 
and collecting books. On the stage he playeiJ 
the juvenile lead in L. O. Macloon's "The Whole 



Town's Talking" and "The Goose Hangs High" 
in 1925 ; and the heavy in "Kelly's vacation" 
in 1926. His screen experience includes the part 
of Pennington Fish in "Tillie the Toiler" for 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1927 ; and light heavy 
in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's "Becky" the same 
year; also light heavy in "Sally In Our Alley" 
for Columbia ; and "South Sea Love" in 1927 
for F B O : the tight rope walker, juvenile lead, 
with Charles Chaplin in "The Circus" in 1928 : 
now working on story and assistant director 
with Mr. Chaplin in his current production. 
"City Lights." 

DANE. KARL: r. n., Karl Daen : b, Copen- 
hagen. Denmark. October 12. 1886 ; h. 6 feet 
3'4. inches ; brown hair and blue eyes ; w. 205 
pounds : e, in Copenhagen : hy. athletics and 
racing. First exi>erience on stage as a child in 
1900 appearing in a Coi>enhagen theatre owned 
by his father. Screen experience consists of 
roles in "The Big Parade," "La Boheme," "The 
Scarlet Letter," "The Red Mill." "Trail of '98." 
"Rookies," "Circus Rookies" and "All at Sea." 

D'ARCY. ROY: r. n.. Rby F. Guisti : b, San 
Francisco. Cal., February 10. 1894; h. 5 feet 11 
inches ; dark brown haii- and blue-gray eyes ; 
w. 160 jiounds ; p. Minnie L. and Dr. J. J. 
Guisti, non-professionals ; e, Teichman's Gym- 
nasium, Leipszig, Germany, and the University 
of Jena, Germany ; m. and div. ; hy. books, dogs. 
horses, automobiles, philology and the study of 
l»hilosophy. Stage experience of six years dur- 
ing which time he appeared in "Oh. Boy," 
"Oh My Dear," "La La Lucile." "Lady But- 
terfly." "Princess Vii'tue," "Winter Garden." 
"The Dancing Girl," "Earl Carroll's Vanities," 
Keith and Oi'pheum vaudeville, as well as con- 
cert work and professional dancing in New 
York city. Screen expei"ience of four years 
doing heavy parts in "The Merry Widow," 
"Graustark," "Beverly of Graustark," "On Ze 
Boulevard," "The Grey Hat," "La Boheme," 
"The Temjitress." "Buttons." "Valencia," "Be- 
yond the Sierras." "Riders of the Dark." 
"Romance." "His Night" and "Stolen Kisses" 
for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; "Beware of Blondes" 
for Columbia ; "Family Meddlers" for Tiffany- 
Stahl : "The Last Warning" for Universal, and 
in "Girls Gone Wild" for Fox. 

DELANEY. CHARLES: b. New York City. 
August 4. 1S97 : h. 5 feet 10% inches; brown 
hair and eyes; w. 162 pounds ; p. Katht'rine and 
Timothy Delaney. non-professionals ; received his 
stage training in stock and vaudeville ; m. Mary 
Meek, professional ; hy. avia ion, golf and box- 
ing. Appeared in stock at Somerville. Mass.. 
and at Pawtucket. Mass. ; and on vaudeville 
tour with "The Prescotts," He entered pictures 
in 1923 and has aiipeared in such pictures as 
"The Main Event," DeMille production ; 
"Frisco Sally Levy." "The Thirteenth Hour." 
"Lovelorn" and "The Adventurer" for Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer ; "The Branded Man" and 
"After the S orm." for Gotham ; "College Days" 
for Tiffany-Stahl ; "The Cohens and Kellys." 
"Home James" for Universal ; "Show Girl" and 
"Do Your Duty" for First National : "The Air 
Circus" for Fox; and "The River Woman" for 
Columbia, where he is now working. 

DEMAREST. WILLIAM: b. St. Paul. Minn.. 
Ftbiuary 27. 1894 ; h. 5 fi-et 11 inches ; mixed 
blonde hair and dark blue eyes; w. 17.') pounds; 
p. Minnie Lingrin. professional, and Samuel 
Demarest ; c, St. Paul high school and Oberlin 
college; m. Estelle Collette. professional: hy, 
hunting ami fishing. Stage experience with the 
Keith-Orpheum circuit. New York : and entered 
l>ictures in 1926. Has appeared in Warnei" 
Brothers "Finger Prints" ; in Fox "The Sharp- 
shooters" and "The Escaiie ;" and in First Na- 
tional's "The Crash." also in "The Butter and 
Egg Man," "When the Wife's Away." "Amateur 
Night" and "Pa's Vacation." 

DENNY. REGINALD: b. Richmond. Surrey. 
England, November 30 ; h, 6 feet : brown hair 
and blue eyes ; w. 178 pounds : p. professionals ; 
e, St. Francis, Xavier, Sussex, and received 
his stage training as a child on the stage with 
his parents ; m, Betsy Lee. professional : hy. 
archery, aviation, yachting, fishing and hunt- 
ing. Played with European. English and 
American stock companies. En ered pictures in 
1919 and has been with Universal ever since. 

DEPEW, JOSEPH: b. Harrison. N. J.. July 
11. 1910: h. 6 feet U inch: dark brown hair 
and eyes : w. 19B pounds : p, Ann Say and 
Harry Depew. professionals ; e. private tutor : 
not married ; hy, football and sports. Stage 
experience consists of appearances in "Alias 
the Deacon." "A Single Man." "The Gossipy 
Sex" and "Clarence." Screen experience in- 
cludes roles in such pictures as "Timothy Guest," 
"Steadfast Heart." "The Swan," "Ice Bound" 
and "Coquette." 

DESMOND. WILLIAM: b. New York City. 

January 23 ; h. 5 feet 11 inches dark brown 
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non-professionals ; m, Mary Mclvor. professional, 
former leadinR woman for William S. Hart ; 
hy, horses and outdoor sports. Stage experience 
consists of leads in "Quo Vadis," "The Bird of 
Paradise" with Lenore Ulrich : "Ben Hur." "If 
I were King." "Alias Jimmy Valentine." "Raf- 
fles." "The Sign of the Cross." "The Lion and 
the Mouse," "The Third Degree," "Paid in Full," 
"Midsummer Night's Dream." "Romuo and 
Juliet" and many others. Also in stock in Los 
Angeles for five years at the old Morosco 
theatre, the Burbank theatre and the old Opera 
Housu at First and Main. Headlined over Keith 
and Orpheum circuits in sketches. "The Right 
Man" and "The Dude Bandit." Toured Australia 
Canada in his own dramatic company. Started 
picture career as lead in "Peggy" with Billie 
Burke in 1915 for Thomas H. Ince for Tri- 
angle. Also roles in "Big Timber." "The Riddle 
Rider," "The Return of the Riddle Rider" and 
other Western films. His most recent film is 
Warner Brothers "No Defense." a Vitaphone 
production, in which he plays his first talkie role. 

DIX. RICHARD: b. St. Paul. Minn.. July 
18 ; h. 5 feet 11^ inches; dark brown hair and 
brown eyes : w, 165 pounds ; p, non-profee- 
sionalfi ; e, St. Paul high school. University of 
Minnesota and North weetern, and received hie 
etage training at the Northwestern School of 
Dramatics ; not married. First sLage work in 
St. Paul stock company upon graduation from 
Northwestern ; then to New York where he got 
in touch with the manager of a Pittsburgh stock 
company and went to that city ; thence to Dallas 
in stock and back again to New York city, 
where he played with Faversham in "The 
Hawk." After a year in New York he signed 
with Morocco and came to Los Angeles. Hie 
mediately after he signed with Goldwyn for a 
part in "The Christian"; he then joined Para- 
niouni and has been with that company prac- 
first picture was "Not Guilty" for Schenck ; im- 
tically ever eince. 

DOOLEY, BILLY: b, Chicago. III.. 1893; h. 
6 feet ; blonde hair and blue eyee ; w, 145 
pounds : hy. golf. Stage experience on Orpheum 
Circuit in dance act. Screen career began when 
Al Christie saw his act about three years ago 
and signed him for feads ; has been with 
Christie since ; latest pictures are "The Dizzy 
Diver" and "Happy Heels." 

DREW, JERRY: r. n, Clem Beauchamp ; b. 
Bloomfield. la.. August 26, 1898; h. 5 feet 7 
inches ; dark brown hair and eyes : w, 140 
pounds ; p. Beulah V. Walker and Charles Beau- 
champ, non-professionals ; m. Anita Garvin, pro- 
fessional : hy. squash. Has appeared in "The 
Quiet Worker" and "Beauties Beware." 

DUFFY, JACK: b. Pawtucket, R. I.. Septem- 
ber 4. 1SS2 ; h. 5 feet 7 inches ; brown hair 
and blue eyes ; w, 132 pounds ; hy, horse rac- 
ing. His stage experience includes musical 
comedy for six years and vaudeville for four 
years in New York City. During his screen 
career he has been with Universal. First Na- 
tional. Fox and Christie, and in "Harold Teen." 
a First National picture. Also in "Loose Change" 
and "Hot Scotch." latest pictures at Christie. 

DUGAN. TOM: r.n.. Thomas Dugan ; b, Dub- 
lin. Ireland, 1889 ; h. 5 feet 8 inches : brown 
hair and eyes : w. 145 pounds ; p. Mary Doran 
and Thomas Dugan. non-professional : e. Phila- 
delphia high school : m. Marie Ingle, profes- 
sional ; hy, outdoor spoi-ts. Stage experience as 
headliner for Keith for several years : with 
Shubert's productions in New York, with a 
musical comedy and in Earl Carroll's "Vanities." 
Screen experience includes roles in "The Bar- 
ker." "Sharpshooters," "Dressed to Kill," "Kid 
Gloves," "Melody of Love." "She Knew Men," 
"Midnight Taxi." "The Millian Dollar Collar" 
and "Lights of New York." 

EDESON. ROBERT: b. New Orleans. La.. 

June 3 : h. 6 feet ; grey hair and hazel eyes ; 
w. 185 pounds: p. George R. Edeson. profes- 
sional ; e. Polytechnic institute. Brooklyn. N. Y. ; 
stage training received in early childhood, father 
being producer and manager; m. Mrs. Aida 
Edeson. non-professional ; hy. golf, painting, 
writing and collecting of pewter and antiques. 
Stage experience of 10 years with the Empire 
Stock company. New York : 10 years starring 
under the management of Henry B. Harris in 
"The Little Minister." an American company; 
also appeared in "Strongheart," "Cassmates." 
"Fine Feathers," "The Knife." "Ranson's Folly" 
and many others. Screen experience of many 
years, having appeared as Matthew in "King of 
Kings'* during his five yeai-s at Cecil B. DeMille's 
studios, and in "Chicago" and others. The 
talkies in which he has appeared are "The Little 
Wildcat." "The Home Towners'* for Warner 
Brothers : "The Doctor's Secret" for Paramount ; 
and "The Man Higher Up" and "Dynamite" for 
Met ro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 

EDWARDS. NEELY: r. n, Cornelius Lim- 
bach; b. Delthos. O., September 16. 1889; h, 5 
feet 5 inches : dark brown hair and dark gray 



eyes ; w. 148 pounds ; p, Luciena Lye and Joseph 
Limbach. non-professionals ; e. St. Xavier 
college. Cincinnati. O. : m. Margaret Snow, pro- 
fessional ; hy, golf, boating and painting. Stage 
experience includes appearances in "Breaking 
Into Society" and "Bowery Burlesques." and with 
Hurtig-Seaman for four years ; also with Flanni- 
gan and Edwards vaudeville team, "What Next." 
Screen experience includes such pictures as 
"Hall Room Boys." "Miss Brewster's Millions." 
"The Green Temptation." "The Little Clown." 
"Excess Baggage" and "Show Boat." and as 
featured comedian for Universal for four years. 

ELLIS. ROBERT: b. New York City. June 
27 ; h, 6 feet ; brown hair and blue eyes ; w. 
170 iiounds ; p, Ellen Fox and Robert Francis 
Ellis, non-professionals ; e. New York City high 
school, St. Francis college ; m. Vera Reynolds, 
professional ; hy, boating. Stage experience in 
musical comedy and in stock for 10 years in 
Chicago and New York City. Appeared in 
such successes as "Upstairs and Down," "Bax- 
ter's Partner," "The Hypocrite." and in "Widow 
of the Night." Screen experience as director 
for Selznick ; and as actor in "Broadway," 
"Ladies Must Live," "For Sale." "Montmartre," 
"Varsity" and "Freedom of the Press." 

EMERSON, RALPH: r. n., Walter William 
Emerson ; b, Kalispell. Mont., August 9, 1901 ; 
h, 5 feet 11 inches: dark brown hair and dark 
blue eyes ; w, 162 pounds : p. Effie and Frank 
Emerson (uncle, Raljih Waldo Emerson of radio 
fame) , non-professionals : e, Annapolis and the 
University of Washington ; m. Jane N. Scholtz. 
non-professional ; hy. fishing, hunting and rid- 
ing. Seven years stage experience and has ap- 
peared in such productions as "Alias the Dea- 
con," "Speakeasy," "Upstairs and Down," "The 
Girl in the Limousine." "Lightnin" " and "The 
Enemy." the four latter in New York City. 
Screen experience includes appearances in the 
Fox Movietone and Warner Brothers Vitaphone 
subjects, "In Dutch." "Hard Boiled Rose :" "The 
Albany Night Boat" and "Marriage by Contract" 
for Tiffany-Stahl : and "The Enemy" for Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer. 

FAIRBANKS, DOUGLAS: b Denver. Col., 
May 23. 1SS4: h. 5 feet 10 inches; dark brown 
hair and eyes ; w, 165 pounds ; e, Denver city 
schools and the Colorado School of Mines ; m. 
Mai-y Pickford. star. March 28, 1920 ; hy. 
"Doug." Stage experience in Shakespearean 
plays in New York ; a year in "Mrs. Jack." sup- 
porting Alice Fisher : traveled for some time and 
on his return appeared in "The Pit." "Two 
Little Orphan Boys" and "Fontana." his only 
musical play for Shubert. Star of "Frenzied 
Finance," supported Grace George in "Clothes ;" 
leading comedy parts in "Man of the Hour" and 
"As Ye Sow :" starred in "All for a Girl :" 
co-starred with Tom Wise in "The Gentleman 
from Mississippi." "The Cut" and "A Gentle- 
man of Leisure :" in vaudeville in sketch, "A 
Regular Business," and the lead in "Officer 
666" and "Ha%\'thorne. U. S. A." Started pic- 
ture career with D. W. Giiffith in 1914 and has 
appeared in "The Lamb," "Double Trouble." 
"Reggie Mixes In," "His Pictures in the Pa- 
pers," "The Americano." "The Habit of Happi- 
ness," "The Matrimaniac," "Flirting with Fate." 
"The Good Bad Man." "The Half Breed." "Man- 
hattan Madness" and "American Aristocracy" 
for Triangle ; for Famous Players he appeared 
in "In Again, Out Again," "Wild and Wooly," 
"Down to Earth," "Man from Painted Post," 
"Reaching for the Moon." "Modern Musketeers," 
"Headin" South." "Mr. Fix-It." "Say. Young 
Follow," "Bound in Morocco," "He Comes Up 
Smiling." "Arizona" and "Knickerbocker Buck- 
aroo ;" then formed his own company and made 
"His Majesty the American." "Where the 
Clouds Roll By," "The Mark of Zoito." "The 
Mollycoddle," "The Nut." "Robin Hood," "The 
Thief of Ba^-dad," "Don Q. Son of Zorro." "The 
Black Pirate" and "The Gaucho." 

FAIRBANKS, JR.. DOUGLAS: b. New York 

City. December 9 ; h. 6 feet 1 inch : light brown 
hair and blue eyes ; w, 170 pounds ; p, Beth 
Sully and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.. pi'ofessionais ; 
e. private tutor ; not married ; hy. golf, swim- 
ming, art and poetry. Stage experience appear- 
ing in "Young Woodley" and "Saturday's Chil- 
dren." Screen experience with various roles in 
"The Barker," "The Toilers." "Stella Dallas." 
"Is Zat So," "The Texas Steer" and "The Brass 
Band." 

FARINA: r. n., Alan Clay Hoskins, Jr., b. 

August 9. 1920 ; black hair and eyes : e, now in 
school on the Hal Roach lot with Mrs. Fern Car- 
ter, supervised by Los Angeles board of educa- 
tion ; hy, studying violin and shows great promise 
as a musician. At six months of age he was 
carried through a scene in an "Our Gang" 
comedy. Director McGowan decided he would 
make an aclor out of him and shortly after 



he was put under contract with "Our Gang" 
where he has become one of the best known 
colored child players in the world. 

FARLEY. JAMES: m. Waldron, Ark.. Janu- 
ary 8. 1883; h. 5 feet 11 inches; gray hair and 
dark brown eyes ; w. 180 pounds ; p. Fanny May 
Booth and Samuel H. Farley, non-professionals ; 
e, Kansas City high school and the University 
of Missouri: not married; hy. hiking and climb- 
ing. Stage experience includes appearances in 
"The Barrier," "Way Down East" and "East 
Lynn." Screen experience includes roles in 
"Weary River." "The Racket," "Shady Lady," 
"In Old Arizona" and "Hunted." 

FARRELL, CHARLES: b. Onset Bay. Mass., 
August 9, 1902 ; h, 6 feet 2 inches ; brown 
hair and eyes; w. 182 pounds; p, E.stella Carewe 
and David H. Farrell ; e, Walpole. Ma£6. high 
school and Boston university ; no stage train- 
ing ; not married ; hy. golf, tennis, swimming 
and sailing. Five years screen experience con- 
sists of roles in "Seventh Heaven." "Old Iron- 
sides." "The Rough Riders." "S-reet Angel." 
"Fazil." "River," and "Our Daily Bread." 

FAWCETT, GEORGE: b. Fairfax County, Va.. 
August 25 ; h, 5 feet 9 inches : gray hair and 
blue eyes ; w, 175 pounds ; p, Asbury Fawcett. 
n on -professional ; e. Baltimore high schools and 
University of Virginia ; received his stage train- 
ing at Sargent's School of Acting (now known 
as Academy of Dramatic Art) ; m. Percy Has- 
well. professional ; hy, dogs, parrots and flow- 
ers. Appeared on the stage in stellar roles in 
"Treasure Island." and appeared also in "Great 
John Ganton." "The Fighter" and "The Squaw 
Man." On the screen he has appeared in such 
pictures as "The Crisis" for Selig ; "Forever 
After" for Paramount : "The Little Wildcat" for 
Warner Brothers ; "Tide of Empire" for Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer ; "The Tempest" for United 
Artists and "Lady of the Pavement" for 
Griffith. 

FORBES, RALPH : b, London. England, 
September 30. 1S96 : h, 6 feet; blonde hair 
and blue grey eyes ; w. 165 pounds ; p. non- 
professionals ; e, Denstone C^ollege, England 
(Stratfordshire) and re<?eived his stage training 
in London repertoire ; m. Ruth Chatterton. stage 
star ; hy. motoring and horseback riding. Stage 
experience consists of appearances in "The 
Green Hat" and several William A. Brady 
plays and English repertoire in' London. During 
his screen career he has appeared in "The 
Actress," "Dog of War." "Masks of the Devil.** 
"Beau Geste." and "The Trail of '98." his 
latest picture being "Restless Youth" for Col- 
umbia. 

FORDE, ARTHUR: r. n. Arthur Hanna- 
Forde : b. Plymouth. England. July 29. 1876 : 
h, 5 feet 6 inches ; dark brown hair and blue 
eyes; w. 130 pounds: p. Annie and William 
Hanna-Forde. doctor of music : e. Kinton Bond, 
Plymouth. England, and Cambridge. England. 
Stage manager and actor with Chauncey Olcott, 
Terence Sullivan and Harris & Woods : also in 
William Faversham's "Squaw Man." In pic- 
tures he has been both actor and production 
manager : with the Nestor Film company as 
actor : with Lois Weber as production manager 
five and one-half years ; casting director at Fox 
for two and one-half years : and eight years 
with Christie Film Company as production 
manager. 

FORREST. ALLAN: r. n.. Allan Forrest 
Fisher: b. Brooklyn. N. Y.. September 1. 1889; 
h. 5 feet 11 inches; dark hair and eyes; w, 160 
pounds : p. Emily Forrest and Louis Fisher, non- 
professionals ; e. University school, Cleveland, 
O. : five years' stage training in stock com- 
panies. Screen expenence covers a period of 17 
years during which time he has appeared with 
Jackie Coogan in "Long Live the King," and 
with Marv Pickford in "Dorothy Vernon of 
Haddon Hall." 

FRANCIS. ALEC B. : b. England. December 
2 ; h. 5 feet ll^v, inches : gray-white hair and 
brown and black eyes : w. 142 pounds ; e, Up- 
pingham high school : m, Lucy Bower, non-pro- 
fessional : hy, golf, prairie and the wilds. Stage 
experience in England with Mr. and Mrs. Ken- 
dall. Screen experience in "The Music Master." 
"The Return of Peter Grimm." "The Terror," 
"Smiling Thni," "Lion and the Mouse" and 
"Evangeline." 

FRAZER. ROBERT: b, W'orchester. Mass.. 
.Tune 29: h. 5 feet 11^2 inches: black hair and 
brown eyes; w. 168 pounds; p. Mary Brown and 
.John Frazer. non-professionals ; e, Boston high 
school and a special course in college: m. Mil- 
dred Bright, professional : hy, machinery, radio 
and inventions. Stage experi.jnce includes such 
productions as "Ben Hur." "The Wanderer." 
"The Mirage" and "Seremoda." Screen experi- 
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Give." "Splendid Road," "Keeper of the Bees." 
"Out of the Ruins." "Men." "The Charmer" and 
"The Little Snob." 

GIBSON. HOOT: r. n.. Edward Gibson: b. 
Tekamah, Neb., 1S92 ; h, 5 feet 9 inches ; dark 
hair and blue eyee ; w, 160 pounds; p. Delia 
(libson. non-prof ee*5ional ; e. Tekamah, Neb. hipfh 
school, and received his etage training- in vaude- 
ville; m, non-profeseional ; hy, boxing, auto rac- 
ing and bronc bueting. In vaudeville with Dick 
Stanley and Bud Atkinson in Australia. En- 
tered pictures about 15 years apo as a cowboy 
and has been with Universal ever eince. 

GILBERT, JOHN: b, Logan. Utah.. July 10, 
1897 ; h, 5 feet 11 inches : brown hair and eyes ; 
w, 135 pounds ; e, in public schools all over the 
country, and Hitchcock Military academy at 
San Rafael. C-al. An actor, on the legitimate 
stage : also writ«r, producer and director. 
Screen experience coneiete of roles in "Apostle 
of Vengeance" for Ince in 1917: "Heart of the 
Hills" for First National in 1919: "The Count 
of Monte Cristo" for Fox in 1922; thence to 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer where he has appeared 
in "He Who Gefs Slapped," "The Merry Widow" 
and "The Big Parade" in 1925 ; "Flesh and the 
Devil." "Love" and "The Cossacks" in 1927 : 
and in "Four Walls." "A Woman of Affairs" 
and others in 1928. 

GILLEN WATER. CLAUDE: b. Lauseanna. 
Mo.. August 2. 1870; h, 6 feet 2 inches; grey 
hair and brown eyes ; w, 168 pounds ; p, Lucy 
Hunter and James E. Gillenwater. non-profes- 
sionals : e. St. Louis high school : m. Carlyn 
Stellitz. non-professionals ; hy. reading, geog- 
raphy and historical events. Eight years stage 
experience with David Belasco. Screen expe- 
rience in the following productions : "Little 
Lord Fauntleroy." "My Boy," "Alice Adams," 
"Remember." "Women They Talk About," 
"Stark Mad." "Stolen Kisses." "Three Wise 
Fools," "A Dangerous Woman" and "Daddy." 

GILLESPIE. WILLIAM A. : b, Aberdeen. 
Scotland. January 23. 1894; h, 5 feet 11 inches; 
black hair and gray eyes : w, 175 pounds ; p. 
Margaret Noble and William Gillespie, non- 
professionals : e. college in Winnipeg. Manitoba. 
Canada: m, Ann Monahan. non-professional; 
hy. music, hunting and fishing. Stage experi- 
ence with the Emerson Players. Manitoba, for 
three seasons ; with the Arcadians for two sea- 
sons ; in vaudeville for five years and with 
"Skeets Brown Minstrels." Screen experience in 
"Now or Never." "Grandma's Boy." "High and 
Dizzy,*' "Easy Street." "The Immigrant." "Exit 
Smiling" and "Horse Shy." 

GIRARD, JOSEPH W. : b. Williamsport. Pa., 
reared in Philadelphia : h. 6 feet ; gray hair and 
dark bro^^'n eyes ; w, 195 pounds ; e, Philadel- 
phia high echoo! ; not married ; hy, sports. Stage 
experience of many years ; entered pictures in 
1914 with Edieon Company in New York : five 
years for Universal, two in New York and three 
on West Coast. Has appeared in "20,000 
Leagues Under the Sea" in 1916; in Warner 
Brothers' "The Terror" and "From Headquar- 
t^s" (not yet released), both talking features ; 
also in Pathe'r^ "The Leatherneck^*." a talking 
feature. 

GLASS, GASTON: b, Paris, France, Decem- 
ber 31, 1898: h, 5 feet 10^^ inches; black hair 
and brown eyes : w, 160 pounds ; p, Annette 
and Eugene Glass, non-professionals : e, Paris 
high school, and received his stage training 
with Sarah Bernhardt : not married : hy, horses. 
Stage experience covering a period of 20 years 
during which time he was with Sarah Bern- 
hardt in "Camille." "Cleopatra" and "Joan of 
Arc." both in America and abroad. Screen ex- 
perience of 10 years taking various roles in 
such pictures as "Behind Closed Doors." "Humo- 
resque," "I Am the Law," "The Spider and the 
Rose," "The Hero." "Mothers-in-Law." "The Red 
Mark," "Name the Woman" and "Geraldine." 
In his early screen career he appeared in pic- 
tures in Europe produced by Pathe, Freres and 
Gaumont. 

GLEASON, RUSSEL: b, Portland. Ore.; h, 
6 feet, light brown hair and blue eyes ; w, 150 
pounds ; p. Lucile Webster and James Glea.'ion, 
professionals ; e, Oakland. Cat., high school and 
Berkeley college, no etage training ; not mar- 
ried : hy. swimming and acting. 

GRAVES, JR., ROBERT: b. New York City, 
October 22, 1888; h. 5 feet 11*^ inches: brown 
hair and eyes ; w, 190 pounds ; p. Charlotte 
Catlin and Robert Graves, non-professionals ; e. 
Mt. Pleasent academy. New York. Williams 
college in 1910 being an A. B.. and Harvard 
Law school in 19i:! ; and in addition educational 
advantages in France, received his stage train- 
ing at the Castle Square theatre. Boston, in 
1912 ; m, Ellen Godsey, professional ; hy. riding 
and reading. Started stage career with John 
Craig in Boston in 1912. Previously was head of 
dramatics at Williams college : had his own 



company in Pittsfield, Mass., from 1912 to 1916 ; 
played one year on Broadway in "The Mislead- 
ing Lady" with Lewis Stone ; produced plays 
for the road in New York office at Hudson and 
Fulton theatres. Enlisted in 1912, gained com- 
mission and went to France. Made his first 
picture in 1914. playing the heavy in "The 
Midnight Strike." a Warner feature directed 
by Chester Devon. Came to California in 1924 
and has been steadily employed since. Has 
been under contract to Educational for three 
years, playing feature, heavy and character roles. 

GRAVES. RALPH: b, Cleveland. O., January 

23. 1900 ; h. 6 feet 2 inches : brown hair and 
blue eyes; w. 175 pounds; p, Lillian M. Graves; 
e. East high school and received his stage 
training in stock : m. Virginia Goodwin, non- 
profeseional ; hy, bridge, golf and boating. Ten 
years screen experience ; four of which were 
spent with Griffith, three with Sennett and 
since then with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 

GRIBBON. EDDIE: b. New York City, Jan- 
uary 3. 1893 : 6 feet ; brown hair and blue eyes ; 
w, 195 pounds ; received his stage training in 
stock and vaudeville ; hy, all sports. Three years 
stage experience and 12 years screen. 

GRIPP. HARRY: b, Yrone. Pa., November 

20, 1885; h, 5 feet IOV2 inches; blonde hair and 
blue eyes; w, 175 pounds; p, non-inofessionals ; 
e, private schools in Pennsylvania. Maryland 




and Rhode Island ; m. non -professional ; no hob- 
bies. No stage exi>erience. Fifteen years screen 
experience and has appeared in the following 
Fox pictures, "Siberia," "No Man's Gold," "P 
& A Train Robbery," "Honor Bound" and "Our 
Daily Bread." 

HAINES, WILLIAM: b, S anton, Va., Janu- 
ary 1, 1900; h, 6 feet; black hair and brown 
eyes ; w, 165 pounds ; e, Stanton Military 
Academy and received his stage training in 
theatrical school at Stanton ; hy. reading and 
music. He has appeared in such pictures as 
"Three Wise Fools" for Goldwyn in 1923 and 
for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in "Tower of Lies,'* 
"Mike." "Brown of Harvard." "Tell It to the 
Marines." "A Little Journey." "Spring Fever." 
"Slide, Kelly. Slide." "West Point." "Telling 
the World." "Excess Baggage" and "Alia.s 
Jimmy Valentine." 

HALE. ALAN: b. Washington. D. C, Febru- 
ary 10. 1892; h. 6 feet 2 inches; w, 220 pounds; 
]i. James MacKahn. a manufacturer of patent 
medicines : m, Gretchen Hartman, ex-profes- 
sional, formerly Hale's leading woman in the 
Biograph days. His first picture was "The Cow- 
boy and the Lady," followed by the role of 
George Washington in "Fighting Rev. Watts," 
and slapstick comedy with the Lubin Company, 
His better known parts have been in **The 
Covered Wagon," in which he played the vil- 
lain : "The Four Horseman." in which he played 
the father : and in "Robin Hood." the pait 



of Little John. Other well-known productions 
have been "The Dictator," "One Glorious Day," 
"The Wise Fool," "The Great Imper-sonator," 
"Hollywood" and "Rolling Stones." He then 
gratified a life-long ambition and became a 
director. After directing "The Scarlet Honey- 
moon" for Fox, DeMille signed him to direct 
Leatrice Joy in "The Wedding Song.'* After a 
year of successful directing he returned to the 
screen, successfully playing a role in "The 
Leopard Lady" after which he was teamed with 
William Boyd in "Skyscraper,** "The Cop" and 
"Power." He also played the male lead in 
"Sal of Singapore'* and "The Spieler." Now 
playing in "The Leatherneck.'* 

HALL. BEN: b. New York State, March 18, 
1903 ; h, 5 feet 7^/^ inches ; blonde hair and gray 
eyes ; w, 123 jTOunds ; p, Constance Bursly and 
George E. Hall : e, P. S.. and Catholic school ; 
not married : hy. swimming, dancing and horses. 
Stage exj)erience includes appearances in a 
sketch with Sylvia Ashton, 1925, in "Duchess of 
Suds," taking the part of the butcher boy ; also 
in a sketch with his father in bits from Dick- 
ens, taking child partB. Screen exi>erience as 
Goofy in "Harold Teen," directed by Mervyn 
LeRoy for First National ; and as Sandy in 
"Hot Stuff" Highbrow Harold in a series of 
comedies produced by Universal ; Pete in "Hot 
News" with Bebe Daniels ; Movietone comedy 
for Fox, "Mind Your Business." taking the part 
of the caddy ; in "Skyrocket" with Peggy Hop- 
kins Joyce, directed by Marshall Neilan, taking 
the part of the young scenario writer ; and in 
two- reel Dorothy Devore comedy. 

HALL, DONALD: b, Nurree, East India, 
August 14 ; h, 5 feet 8 inches ; iron gray hair 
and gray eyes ; w, 132 pounds ; p. Charlotte 
Butter and Col. George W. M. Hall. non-i>ro- 
fessionals : e, private tutors ; not married : hy, 
swimming, golf and walking. Stage experience 
of 15 years and has appeared in "Floradora." 
"Greek Slave," "Geisha,*' "San Toy" and "The 
Runaway Girl," Screen experience consists of 
having appeared in "The Zeppelin," "The Spirit 
of Youth" and "The Younger Generation." 

HALL, JAMES: b, Dallas, Tex., October 22; 

h, 5 feet 11 inches; brown hair and light brown 
eyes ; w, 158 pounds ; p, Maria and Clinton 
Brown, non-professionals ; e. Dallas. Tex. ; not 
married ; hy, swimming. Ran away with 
"Kismet" Hall when very young. At 14 he 
obtained a job with the "Everywoman" com- 
pany. Then played in "Chin Chin" as a dancer 
and later joined the Ziegfeld Follies of 1915 
as the youngest member of the troupe. After 
the war he worked with "The Girl Revue*' ; 
later opposite Madge Kennedy in "Poppy" and 
in 1926 in "Merry, Merry." The pictures in 
which he has appeared are "The Campus Flirt." 
"Hotel Imperial." "S i-anded in Paris." "Love's 
Greatest Mistake," "Ritzy.*' "Senorita." "Rolled 
Stockings.'* "Swim. Girl, Swim." "The Fifty- 
Fifty Girl," "Just Married,'* "Four Sons." "The 
Fleet's In," "The Canary Murder Case" and 
"Hells Angels." 

HALLOR. RAY: b. Washington. D. C. Jan- 
uary 14. 1900; h. 5 feet 9'^^ inches; black hair 
and grey eyes ; w. 145 pounds ; p. Annie Smith 
and William Bailor ; e. Blake high school. 
Washington. D. C. and Boston college. Boston. 
Mass. : not married ; hy, boxing, singing and 
bridge. He opened with the Gus Edwards Re- 
vue at Reisenwebers in 1918 ; and with Maude 
Adams in 1917-1$. His screen experience in- 
cludes roles with the Edison company in 1915; 
with Thannhauser in 1916 ; with Charles Ray in 
"The Courtship of Myles Standish" in 1922 ; 
opposite Constance Talmadge in "Learning to 
Love" in the part of Billy Carmichael. 1924 ; 
with Colleen Moore in "Sally" in 1925 : in "Inez 
of Hollywood." 1925; in "The Trail of '98*' in 
1927 : with Tiffany-Stahl in 1927-28 in five pic- 
tures ; took the lead in "Black Pearl" with Lila 
Lee. Rayart production, and the heavy in 
Pathe's "Noisy Neighbors." 

HAMILTON. NEIL: r. n., James Neil Hamil- 
ton ; b, Lynn. Mass., September 9. 1899 ; h. 5 
feet 11 inches : brown hair and eyes : w. 155 
ix>unds : p. Elizabeth O'Neil and Alexander B. 
Hamilton, non-professionals ; e. West Haven 
high school. Conn. ; m, Elsa Whitner, non-pro- 
fessional : hy, sailing, magic and sports in gen- 
eral. On the stage he appeared in the road 
show of "The Better *01e" (The Coburns) sUr- 
ring De Wolf Hopper in 1919 ; in "Ruined Lady" 
(Brady) with Grace George in 1920; in "Artist's 
Life" (Shuberts) with Peggy Wood in 1920; 
in "East Is West" and "Turn To the Right": 
also with the Toledo stock company as juvenile 
in 1921 and with Cecil Spooner stock company 
in Brooklyn as lead in 1922. During his four 
years in New York and between engagements 
on the stage he appeared as an extra in pic- 
tures. His first big opportunity in pictures 
came when D. W. Griffith signed him for the 
role of John White in "White Rose" in Decem- 
ber, 1922. This was followed by the lead in 
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in 1924. all produced and directed by Griffith. In 
May, 1025. after being loaned by the Gritiith 
organization for four picturee to Famous Play- 
ers, he finally signed with Paramount and i.s 
with this company at the present lime. Other 
pictures in which he has appeared are "The 
Fourth Commandment" for Christy Cabanne 

(1924) : "Man and Woman" for Famous Play- 
ers (1924) his first and only heavy part: then 
in "Sideshow of Life" (1924) ; "Street of For- 
gotten Men (1924) ; "Little French Girl" (1925t ; 
"New Broome (1925) : "The Splendid Crime 

(1925) : "Desert Gold" (1925) : "Beau Geete" 
as Digby (1926) : "Diplomacy" (1926) ; and 
"The Great Gatsby" (1926). For Fox he made 
"Mother Machree." "Don't Marry" (192S) ; "The 
Music Master" (1926): "The Joy Girl" (1927). 
For Universal "Grip of the Yukon" (1927-2S) 
and "Shield of Honor" (1927). Other Para- 
mount jiictures are "Ten Modern Command- 
ments" (1927 ) : "Something Always Happens" 
(1928) ; "The Patriot" as the crown prince. 
(1928): "Hot News" (1928): "Take Me Home" 
(1928) and "Three Week Ends." 

HARDY, OLIVER: r. n., Oliver Norvelle 
Hardy: b. Atlanta. Ga., January IS, 1892; h. 
6 feet 1 inch : black hair and brown eyes ; w. 
284 pounds : p, Emmie Norvelle and Oliver 
Hardy, non-professionals : e. University of 
Georgia, Athens, Ga. ; received his stage train- 
ing as a child in 1906: also a bit in Hoyt's 
"The Midnight Bell ;" m. Myrtle B. Reeves, 
professional, formerly actress at Universal ; hy. 
golf, has won 24 cuiie and two gold medals, and 
in 1924 in a tournament of the West Coast 
industry won over Bill Farnum by one stroke 
with 350 actors participating. He was in stock 
four years, after which he formed his own sing- 
ing act with which he toured the South. He 
started in pictures in Jacksonville as featured 
comedian with Raymond McKee. Lubin. Got 
an offer when his own act closed and wa^ 
about to go to Australia for booking, stayed 
there three years. Edwin Carewe was leading 
man at the same time in another unit, di- 
rected by Gorge Nichols ; later did a series of 
two reel Vim comedies with Harry Myers and 
Rosemary Theby. In 1915 in Ithaca for Pathe. 
co-featured in Wallingford series with Burr 
Mcintosh. Max Figman. LoUta Robinson and 
others. Also played with Tryon at Roach. At 
Vitagraph from 1918 until Vitagraph sold to 
Warners in 1925, directing and co-directing 
most with Semon. Last work before going to 
Roach's with Buck Jones in Fox features. Now 
under long term contract with Roach starring 
in Laurel-Hardy comedies. 

HARLAN, OTIS: b, Zaneeville, O.. Decem- 
ber 29 ; h. 5 feet 5 inches ; mixed grey hair 
and brown eyes ; w. 215 pounds ; e. Zanesville 
high school and Kenyon college in Ohio, also 
Gondier Military acedmy and Yale : m. Nellie 
Harvey, non-professional : hy. his daughter. 
Marian. Abroad five timee in 38 years. With 
Weber and Fields. Anna Held and Elsie Janis. 
Also in "What Happened to Jones." "A Black 
Sheep." "A Trip to Chinatown." "Baby Mine" 
and "Folies Bergere." Has been in pictures 
eight years and recently appeared in "The Port 
of Dreams," "Show Boat" and "Good Morning 
Judge." 

HARMAN. PAT H.: r. n.. Plummer Hull 
Harman : b. Lewietown. 111.. February 3. IS90 : 
h. 5 feet 11^/^ inches ; brown hair and eyes; 
w. 207 pounds : p. Elizabeth and John H. Har- 
man. professionals ; e. Lewistown high school. 
Blooniington normal and received his stage 
training in minstrel shows appearing with his 
father ; hy, athletics, dancing, swimming, golf, 
horseback riding and playing bass drum with 
Ellis Band. Stage ex-perience with A! G. Fields 
Minstrele, Dockstadda Minstrel. Gackman and 
Foos Carnival Ck>mpany. Robinson Circus. Col. 
Uden Wild West Show, performing and playing 
on brass drum. Started in pictures doubling 
for Mahon Hamilton with Kinemacolor : alfio 
appeared in "Nathan Hale." "The Freshman." 
"Courtmartialed," "The Warning." "Weary 
River." "Sal of Singapore." "The Last Warn- 
ing." "Show Folks." "When a Man's a Man." 
"The Duke Steps Out," "Synthetic Sin," "Wa- 
ter Front." "The Side Show" and "Homesick.*" 
In many comedies on the Mack Sennett lot and 
in "The Eternal Struggle" and "The Silent 
Watcher." 

HERBERT, HOLMES: b. Dublin. Ireland. 
July 30 : h, 5 feet 11 inches : fair haired and 
gray eyes: w. 165 pounds: p. Harriett Clay and 
Edward Herbert, professionals : e. Nottingham 
high school and Rugby college : not married : 
hy, golf, swimming, riding and books. First 
appearance on stage at the age of 8 at Sadler 
& Wells theatre, London ; later with John San- 
ger circus. Robys Midget Minstrels. J. R. Ben- 
eon Company, in English provinces : appeared 
in Drury Lane. Adalphi, Lyceum. Aldwyck, 
Kingsway. His Majesty's. Haymarket. the Royal 
Court and other theatres. On the American 
stage for three years with Charles Frohman 
Company, with Billie Burke. Blanche Bates, 



Grace (George and Mrs. Patrick Campbell. Pic- 
ture career includes appearances in "The Ter- 
ror," "On Trial," "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." 
"The Fire Brigade," "The Charlatan" and 
"Sporting Age." 

HERSHOLT. JEAN: b, Copenhagen. Den- 
mark, July 12 : h, 5 feet 11 inches : medium 
brown hair and dark blue eyes ; w. 180 pounds ; 
p. both Danish professionals : e. Grammar and 
high schools of Copenhagen : and received his 
stage training at the Dagmar theatre, Copen- 
hagen : in lepertoire all over Scandinavia : m. 
non-professional ; hy, collecting rare books, 
painting and sketching. In repertoire in Den- 
mark. Norway. Sweden and Finland. Screen 
experience consists of roles in "Younger Gen- 
eration" for Columbia ; "Abie's Irish Rose" for 
Paramount : "Battle of the Sexes," a D. W. 
Griffith production ; "The Climax" and "Girl on 
the Barge" for Universal; "Stella- Dallas" and 
"Greed." Goldwyn productions ; also in "Don Q" 
with Douglas Fairbanks: in "The Goldfish," 
"So Big" and "It Must Be Love" for First 
National : and in "The Student Prince" for Met- 
ro-CJoldwyn-Mayer. Also* in pictures for the 
Great Northern Films of Copenhagen and was 
under contract to Thomas H. Ince at Inceville 
(1914-15). 

HILL. ALEXANDER: b. New York City. July 
14. 1892: h. 5 feet 8^ inchee ; dark hair and 
blue eyes: w. 158 pounds; p. Emilia Harriet 
Deutshland and Harry Edward Hill ; m. Renee 
H. Boucicault. professional ; hy, boxing, svrim- 
ming. riding, horses, golf and reading. In hit, 
25 years on the stage he has made appearances 
on the Orpheum Circuit, Loew's Circuit, also in 
Andra Chariot Revues in London. "8 Pence a 
Mile." "Kill that Fly." "Keep Smiling,'* and 
with Albert de Courville Revue, "Hullo Rag- 
time." and "Potash and Perlmutter." Queen's 
theatre. London. England. His two years 
screen career consists of doubling for Harry 
Langdon. Fii'st National : in William Fox pro- 
ductions, "Dre^6ed to Kill" and "The Escape" ; 
the heavy in "Roadhouse" with Lionel Barry- 
more ; second lead in "Me. Gangster" ; and in 
"Nightstick." a United Artists production. 

HILLIARD. ERNEST: b. New York City. 
February 1. 1890 ; h. 5 feet 7 inches, brown hai.' 
and hazel eyes ; w, 150 pounds : p. mother. 
Greenfield, non-professional, father, Charles, pro- 
fessional ; e, in high schools in Europe and in 
college in Alsace. Lorraine ; has had stage train- 
ing : m, Rulo Nixon, non-professional ; hy. wood 
carving and outdoor sports. Stage experience 
in New York City and in Europe appearing in 
dramatic and dancing acts. Screen experience 
began in 1912 and he has appeared in such pic- 
tures as "Red Wine," "Divine Sinners." "The 
Beloved Vagabond." "The Dude Ranch.** "Di- 
vorce Coupons," "The Matinee Idol." "Dugan of 
the Dugout." "Ladv Raffles," "Out With the 
Tide." "The Big Hop" and "The Midnight Ad- 
venture." 

HINES, JOHNNY: b. Golden. Col.. July 25. 
1897 ; h. 5 feet 10 inches ; black hair and brown 
eyes : w, 160 pounds ; ii. Isabelle McMullin and 
John Hines. non-professionals ; e, Ck)llege of the 
City of New York and received his stage train- 
ing in New York City : hy. driving, swimming 
and billiards. Stage experience in such produc- 
tions as "Sherlock Holmes," "Trilby." "Broad- 
way Jones." and "Alias Jimmy Valentine." 

HOLT, JACK: b. Virginia: h, 6 feet, dark 
brown hair and eyes : w. 180 pounds ; p. father 
an Episcopal clergyman ; e. New York public 
schools. Virginia Military institute, and received 
his stage training in amateur dramatics ; _ m, 
non-profeesional ; hy, polo, riding and hunting. 
Before going on the stage he wae a civil engi- 
neer with a railroad company : them became a 
rancher in Oregon and other Western states 
where he learned to ride and rope on the open 
range : also explored for copper in Alaska. He 
started his theatrical career in stock companies 
and vaudeville, later entering pictures through 
his ability as a rider: His first screen feat be- 
ing to ride a horse from a 30 foot cliff into 
deep water. Following this he was cast in 
Western roles ; later in other parts, including 
that of screen villain. Probably his best known 
parts were in Paramount "s Zane Gray produc- 
tions such as "The Light of Western Stars," 
"Wild Horse Mesa," "The Enchanted Hill.*' 
"Born to the West," and "Wanderer of the 
Wasteland." Some of his recent pictures are 
"Submarine." for Columbia, and "The Vanish- 
ing Pioneer." "The Water Hole," "Avalanche," 
and "Sunset Pass" for Paramount. 

HOLMES. STUART: b. Chicago. 111.. 1887; 
h. 5 feet 11^ inches ; auburn hair and hazel 
eyes : w. ISO pounds ; p. William Holmes, non- 
professional ; e. Chicago high school, studied 
art in Chicago : m. Blanche Maynard, non-pro- 
fessional : hy, hunting and sculpture. Twenty 
years stage experience includes engagement in 
Germany, in Orpheum vaudeville and also in 
Shakespearean roles in 1905. Screen expe- 
rience of 20 years consists of appearances in 



such pictures as "Tess of the d'Urberville." 
"The Four Horsemen." a galley slave in "Pris- 
oner of Zenda," and in "The Man Who Laughs," 
taking the part of Louis XV. 

HORTON, EDWARD EVERETT: b. Brook- 
lyn, N. Y.. March IS ; h, 6 feet; brown hair and 
gray eyes; w, 160 xx)unds : p, Isabella Diack 
and E. E. Horton ; e. Polytechnic high school 
and the Columbia university : not married ; hy, 
antiques, basketball and hiking. Twelve years 
stage experience. Has appeared in such pro- 
ductions as "Clarence," "T^e Nervous Wreck." 
and "The Hottentot." Screen experience con- 
sists of appearances in "The Terror," "Beggar 
on Horseback." "Miss Information" and "The 
Hottentot." 

HUGHES. LLOYD: b. Bisbee. Ariz.. October 
21 ; h, 6 feet: dark brown hair and grey eyes; 
w, 155 pounds : p. May and William Hughes, 
non-professionals ; e. Polytechnic high school ; 
m. Gloria Hope, professional : hy, golf, swim- 
ming and handball. Has appeared in such 
pictures as "The Mysterious Island" and "Where 
East Is East" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and in 
"Heart to Heart." "No Place to Go," "The Stol- 
en Bride." and "An Affair of the Follies" for 
First National. 

JANNINGS, EMiL; b, Brooklyn. N. Y., July 
26 ; h. 6 feet ; light brown hair and brown eyefi ; 
w, 200 pounds : p. non-professionals ; e. Zurich, 
Switzerland and Gkirlitz ; received his stage 
training working at the Gorlitz theatre and 
traxeling with roving stock company ; m, Gussie 
Holl. European variety star, now retired ; hy, 
gardens and pets and the theatre. He did 
various odd jobs and played bits as a boy with 
the Gorlitz theatre in Germany ; traveled with 
a stock company going from place to place 
throughout the German provinces in wagons ; 
also a member of a stock company at Gardele- 
gen theatre. Gardelegen, Germany, and stock 
companies at Bremen. Leipzig and Mainz ; with 
the Darmstadt Royal theatre, and with Max 
Reinhardt at Deutsche theatre. Berlin, playing 
the Shakesperean roles of Ibsen. Schiller. Goethe 
and Strindberg. He was induced by Ernst 
Lubitsch to enter motion pictures in 1915. play- 
ing roles while continuing his stage work ; then 
left the speaking stage entirely for pictures. He 
has appeared in "Madame DuBarry," "Passion," 
which was his first important picture to be 
shown in America ; "Deception," "The Loves 
of Pharoah." "Peter the Great." "Faust." "The 
Last Laugh," and "Variety." all Ufa produc- 
tions. For Paramount he has made "The Way 
of All Flesh." "The Street of Sin," "The Last 
Command," "The Patriot*' and "Sins of the 
Fathers." 

JEFFERSON, THOMAS: b. New York City, 
September 10 ; h. 5 feet 6 inches ; gray hair and 
blue eyes: w, 115 pounds: p. Margaret Lockyer 
and Joseph Jefferson, professionals ; e. New 
York and France ; m. Daisy M. Robinson, pro- 
feasional ; hy. reading and painting. Twenty- 
years stage experience in New York and France 
and has appeared in "Rip Van Winkle," "Light- 
ning" and all of Shakespeare's plays. Started 
in motion picture industry in 1909 in New 
York with D. W. Griflith : later appeared in 
Metro's "The Spenders." Griffith's "Sable 
Lorcha," and "The Fencing Master." Biograph's 
"The Poor Gentleman." Universal's "The Be- 
loved Liar." and in Fox's "Paid to Love.'^ 

JENNINGS. DeWITT: r. n., DeWitt Clarke 

Jennings: b. Cameron. Mo.. June 21 : h. 6 feet; 
dark hair and hazel eyes ; w. 180 pounds ; p. 
Georgia and Oliver Salmon, non-professionals ; 
e. St. Marks academy, and at Laramie. Wyo.. 
college; m. Ethel Conroy. professional, and has 
three children (2 boys, 1 girl) ; hy, automo- 
biles, swimming and golf. Stage experience 
with stock company in New York City ; with 
James O'Neil in "Within the Law," and in "The 
Thirteenth Chair." "Women in Room 13." "Un- 
der Cover." "The Red Dawn." Entered pictures 
in 1920. appearing in such pictures as "McFad- 
den's Flats." "Name the Man." "The Great 
Mail Robbery." "Home Made," "The Night 
Flyer," "Marry the Girl." "The Unknown Pur- 
ple." "Within the Law." "Alibi." "Trial of 
Mary Dugan" and "The Valiant." 

KARNS. ROSCOE: b, San Bernardino. Cat.. 
September 7, 1893; h, 5 feet 10 inches; brown 
hair and eyee> ; w. 160 pounds ; p, Susan Jane 
Messmore and Lewis Scott Karns. non-profes- 
sionals : e. San Diego. Cal., high school and 
University of Southern California. Los Angeles : 
has had 15 years stage training; m. Mary M. 
Fraso, non-professional : hy, football, baseball 
and horseback riding. He received his stage 
experience at the Morosco theatre. Los Angeles, 
in "Civilian Clothes." "Eyes of Youth." and 
"The Thirteenth Chair" : with Marjorie Ram- 
beau in "Merely Mary Ann." on tour ; with 
Florence Reed in "Master of the House." at 
the Alcazar theatre. San Francisco. Cal- ; and 
with stock companies in Oakland. San Diego, 
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Vancouver. B. C. Canada, His screen experi- 
ence consists of the rolets of the catcher in 
"Warming Ui)" with Richard Dix ; Dix' buddy. 
Swat y. in "Moran of the Marines" ; the one-Iepr 
man in "Bepg:ars of Life" ; George in "Some- 
thing Always Happens," all Paramount pic- 
tures. He also has ajipeared in Fox "Win That 
*Iirl." "Headlines" ; Universal'^ "Jazz Mad" 
with Jean Hersholt. and as the radio operator, 
with Ramon Novarro in "The Flying Ensign," 
a Melro-Goldwj-n-Mayer production. 

KEATON. BUSTER: b. Pickway. Kan.. Octo- 
ber 4. 1896; h, 5 feet 5 inches; black hair and 
eye*; ; w, 140 jx>unds : e, various towns where 
parents played: hy. reading, mufiic and soli. 
Keaton had stage experience as a baby with 
"The Three Keatone." and played in vaudeville 
knockabout act with parents for years ; small 
time, large time, one night stands and every- 
thing. He started his screen career in comediew 
as a comedian in 1917 under Rascoe Arbuckle. 
Since then he has appeared in "The Three 
Ages," "Our Hospitality." "The Navigator," 
"Sherlock Holmes. Jr.." "Battling Buster," 
"Steamboat Bill, Jr.," "The Cameraman," the 
latter for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1928; and 
many others. 

KEEFE. CORNELIUS: b, Boston. Mass.. July 
13. 1902 : h. 6 feet 1 inch ; black hair and 
brown eyes : w. 165 pounds ; p, n on -profession- 
als ; e. Brookline high and Newton high ; stage 
training included two and one-half years in 
stock ; not married ; hy, swimnning. tennis, gen- 
eral outdoor exercise, reading good books and 
plays. He spent two and one-half years play- 
ing juvenile in stock in Lynn, Mass.. Maine 
and New York. This was followed by 62 weeks 
wi;h "The Poor Nut." 10 months of that time 
being in New York. He was brought to Cali- 
fornia by First National to play the part he 
originated on the stage, the juvenile lead, in 
the screen version of "The Poor Nut." He 
also has ]>layed the lead in "Hook and Ladder 
Number 9" and "A Moment of Temptation" 
for F B O ; the juvenile in "Three's A Crowd" 
with Harry Langdon for First Nal^ional ; the 
juvenile in "Come to My House" with Olive 
Borden for Fox : the juvenile in "A Light In 
the Window" with Henry B. Walthall for Ray- 
art; the lead in "Satan and the Woman" with 
Claire Windsor for Excellent pictures ; the lead 
in "You Can't Beat the Law" with Lila Lee 
for Ray art ; in "The Man from Headquarters" 
for Rayart ; the lead in "Hearts of Men" for 
Crescent Pictures : the lead in "Thunder God" 
with Lila Lee for Crescent Pictures ; the lead 
in '"The Adorable Cheat" with LiFa Lee. Chester- 
field i^roduction : the featured i-ole in "Circum- 
stantial Evidence," Chesterfield ; the juvenile in 
"The Cohens and Kellys In Atlantic City," Uni- 
versal ; and the juvenile in the Warner Broth- 
ers-Vitaphone picture, "Thanksgiving Day." 

KEMP. MATTY: b. New York City, Septem- 
ber 10. 1907; h, 5 feet 10^ inches; brown hair 
and eyes : w, 162 pounds ; p, Henrietta Goeren 
and Henry Kemp, non-professionals ; e. South 
Side high school. Rockville Center, Long Island ; 
has had stage training ; hy, golf, riding and 
tennis. Screen experience consists of roles in 
pictures such as "The Goodbye Kiss," Mack 
Sennett production ; "Magnificent Flirt," Para- 
mount production, and in "The Million Dollar 
Collar," Warner Brothers production. 

KENT. LARRY: r. n., Henri W. Trumbull: 
b, on shipboard two days out of Liverpool. Sep- 
tember 15 : h, 5 feet 11 inches ; brown hair and 
grey eyes; w. 155 pounds; p. Grace and W^il- 
liam Trumbull, non-professionals : e. W. C. ; hy. 
yachting. Stage experience of two years and 
screen experience of five. 

KING. CLAUDE: r. n., Claude Euart King: 
b. Northampton, England. January 15. 1879 ; h. 
5 feet llVi inches ; iron gray hair and dark 
brown eyes : w. 175 pounds ; p. Ewart Birt and 
Benjamin King, non-professionals : e. English 
college; m, Evelyn Hall, professional : hy, 
horses, polo and outdoor sports. Stage experi- 
ence includes appearances in "Declasse." "In 
the Next Room," "Back to Methuselah" and 
"Paola and Franeesca." On the screen he has 
appeared in "Red Hair," "Night of Mystery'." 
"Strange Cargoes," "Nobody's Children," "The 
Making of O'Malley" and "Bella Donna." 

KING. EMMETT: b. Griflin, Ga.. May .^1 ; 

h, 6 feet ; gray hair and blue eyes ; w. 170 
]X>unds : p. John Charles King, non-professional : 
e. Griffin high school and state university of 
Georgia : not married : hy. motoring. Thirty 
yeai's stage experience and has appeared in 
"The American Tragedy" in Los Angeles, and 
in George Arliss' "Alexander Hamilton" in 
New York City. Ten years screen experience 
including appearances in "Barbara Frietchie." 
with Florence Vidor at Thomas H. Ince studio : 
and in "Laugh, Clown, Laugh." "On Trial." 
"Noisy Neighbors" and "Shopworn Angel." 

KOHLER. FRED: b. Kansas City. Mo., April 
20 ; h, 6 feet ; light brown hair and blue eves ; 
w. 200 pounds ; p. non-professionals ; e, in Kan- 



sas City high school and received his stage train- 
ing with a stock company (four years) ; m. 
non-professional ; hy. hunting, riding, fishing, 
golf and dogs. Has appeared in such pictures 
as "The Code of Honor" for Selig Company ; 
and in "The Thundering Herd." "The Way of 
All Flesh." "Old Ironsides." "City Gone Wild," 
"Underworld" and "Shootin' Irons" for Para- 
mount. 

LANE. LUPINO: r. n., Henry Lane: b. Lon- 
don. England. June 16; h, 5 feet 3 inches: dark 
brown hair and eyes: w, 135 pounds; p, Char- 
lotte and Henry Lane, professionals ; e. Worth- 
ing and London. England, and has family stage 
training which has been handed down through 
generations; m. Violet Blythe. professional; hy, 
writing, reading,- music, swimming. SQuash and 
collecting old theatrical bills. His stage career 
started at the age of 7. and in the years fol- 
lowing he played in all the principal cities of 
the world, starring in Paris. London. New York 
and Berlin. His favorite part is that of Koko 
in "The Mikado." He also played the Shubert 
theatre in New York; 18 months in the Zieg- 
feld Follies ; four years as the principal 
comedian at the Empire theatre, London ; three 
years at the London Hippodrome: and three 
yeare at the London Pavilion. For five years 
he was acting manager as well as direc.or and 
author of several Julian Wylie productions ; 
and the principal comedian for Sir Alfred Butt 
for five years. He has been on the stage about 
25 years, and is a member of one of the oldest 
theatrical families in the world. He has had 
five years' screen experience, starting in D. W. 




Griffith's "Isn't Life Wonderful." and has ap- 
peared in several feature comedies for Fox, and 
in Educational's two-i-eel comedies. 

LASALLE. NED: b. Kobe. Japan, 1901; h. 
6 feet ; black hair and blue eyes; w. 175 pounds ; 
P. Henrietta McLain and Thomas LaSalle, pro- 
fessionals : e, by tutor ; hy, riding, golf, reading, 
basketball and football. Fifteen years' stage 
experience ; three years screen. Appeared in all 
series of "Mike and Ike" comedies for Stern 
Brothers, released through Universal. 

LAUREL. STAN; b, Ulverston, England, 
June 16. 1895: h, 5 feet 9 inches; auburn hair 
and blue eyes : w, 150 i)ounds ; p, Madge Met- 
calfe and Arthur Jefferson, non- professionals ; 
e. King James grammar school. Bishop Auck- 
land. England, and received his stage training 
in a circus, musical comedy, drama and vaude- 
ville: m. Lois Neilson. ex-professional; hy, 
fishing. He has spent 20 years on the stage. 
Laurel started in pictures with Hal Roach in 
1917, starring in about 50 comedies ; then be- 
came a producer of comedies for a short time ; 
later directed two reel comedies for Hal Roach ; 
now co-starring with Oliver Hardy in the com- 
edy team of Laurel-Hardy, produced by Hal 
Roach for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer release. 

LEBEDEFF, IVAN B. : b, Uspoliai, Lithuania 

ibefore 1918-Russia) . June 18. 1899; h. 6 feet 1 
inch; black hair and eyes; w. 148 pounds; p, 
Angeligna Foscarini-Labura and Basil Lebedeff. 
non-professionals; e, high school (Gymnasium), 
University (college) of St. Petersburg. Imperial 
Lyceum of Alexander I (college). Military Acad- 
emy (college) . St. Petersburg. Russia ; received 
his stage training from the great Russian dra- 
matic actor. Vladimir N. Davidoff : hy. literal 
ture. music, tennis and horseback riding. Has 
been in pictures for seven years in such pic- 
tures as "King Frederick." character part, Ufa 
production, made in Germany in 1922 ; "The 
Lucky Death," lead. Alcatros productions, made 
in France in 1924 ; "The Soul of an Artist," 
character : "600,000 Francs Per Month." char- 
acter, and in "The Charming Prince." char- 
acter lead. Cine-France productions, made in 



France in 1924 ; then the heavy in "Burned 
Fingers" for Pathe in 1925 ; "The Sorrows of 
Satan" for Paramount in 1926 : "The Loves of " 
Sunya" for United Artists in 1926; "The Angel 
of Broadway." "The Forbidden Woman" and 
"Let 'er Go Gallagher" for DeMille in 1927 : 
"Sin Town" for Pathe in 1927; "Walking Back" 
for Pathe in 1928. and "The Veiled Woman.' 
character, for Fox in 1928. 

LEDERER. OTTO: b, Prague, Bohemia, 
April 17. 18S6 ; h. 5 feet 9 inches; brown hair 
and eyes : w. 165 pounds : p, Elizabeth Estein 
and Herbert Lederer. non-professionals ; e. Con- 
servatory of Arts in Prague; m, Slorita Maruri, 
non-professional ; hy. golf and horseback riding. 
Stage experience with the National theatre in 
Prague, the Irving Place theatre. New York, the 
Morosco Stock company, and in a German stock ; 
in "Abie's Irish Rose" and "The Music Master." 
Screen experience of IS years ; started with 
Vitagraph as leading character man ; remained 
with this company for eight years ; later ap- 
peared in three serials at United Studios ; in 
"The Cohens and Kellys in Atlantic City" for 
Universal ; in "Prediction" and "One Stolen 
Night," Vitaphone productions ; and in Warner 
Brothers "The Jazz Singer ;" also in "From 
Headtiuarters" and "King of Kings." 

LEE, DAVID: b, Los Angeles, CaL, December 
29, 1926 : h. :.!6 inches ; brown hair and dark 
blue eyes: w, 47 pounds; p. Ella Mae Smith and 
Frank D. Lee, non-professionals ; hy, children's 
games. Has been in pictures since July, 1928. 
appearing in "The Singing Fool" with Al Jol- 
son ; in "Frozen River" and "She Knew Men*" 

LEIGH. FRANK: b. London, England, April 
18 ; h, 6 feet 1 inch ; dark hair and brown eyes ; 
w, 184 pounds ; p. Florence Bianchi and Manuel 
Leigh, mother professional ; e. England ; m. 
Gertrude Manning, professional : hy, all outdoor 
sports. Stage experience of 20 years. api>earing 
in his own acts and in "Sorrows of Satan" and 
"Silver Kings" in England. Picture career be- 
gan in 1912 in England; in 1914 entered war. 
returning to pictures in 1916 in New York City; 
thence to Hollywood in 1918 and has worked 
for Paramount and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Ap- 
peared in "Dangerous Days." "Lord and Lady 
Algy," "Fedora." "Golden Dreams," "Cup of 
Fury" and "The Hill Billy." 

LEWIS. GEORGE: b. Mexico City. Mexico. 
December 10; h, 6 feet; brown hair and eyes; 
w, 175 pounds ; p, non-professionals ; e, San 
Diego high school ; m, Mary Lou Lohman, non- 
professional ; hy, all outdoor sports ; appeared 
in amateur theatricals : in pictures for three 
years and has been with the Pickford-Fair- 
banks and Universal studios. Among the pic- 
tures in which he has appeared are "His Peo- 
ple." "The Old Soak." "13 Washing. on Square." 
"Honeymoon Flats," "The Four Flushers." 
"Give and Take," and "The Collegians." 

LEWIS. MITCHELL: b. Syracuse. N. Y., June 
26 : h, 6 feet 2 inches ; dark brown hair and 
eyes : w, 178 pounds : p. Rose and Manuel Lewis, 
father professional ; e, Syracuse. N. Y., high 
school ; m, Nanette Rejan, professional : hy, 
outdoor sports. On the stage since a child and 
has appeared with William Faversham in Eng- 
land, also with Nazimova, Holbrook Blinn and 
the late Theodore Roberts, and in "The Two 
Orphans" and "Arizona" in New Yor"k City. 
Twelve years' screen experience during which 
time he has appeared in "The Barrier." "The 
Bar Sinister." "The Sign Invisible," "Hard 
Boiled Hagerty," "Eagle of the Sea." "Frivolous 
Sal," "Miss Nobody." "Tenderloin" and "Way 
of the Strong." 

LLOYD. HAROLD: b. Burchard. Neb., April 
20, 1893 ; h, 5 feet 10 inches: brown hair and 
eyes ; p, Elizabeth Eraser and J. Darsie Lloyd, 
non-professionals : e. Denver and San Diego high 
schools, and received his stage training teaching 
in dramatic school in San Diego for John Lane 
O'Connor (School of Dramatic Art) ; m. Mildred 
Davis, professional ; hy. golfing, handball and 
swimming. He made his debut on the stage 
at the age of 12 as Little Abe in "Tess of 
d'Urbervilles" with the Burwood Stock company 
in Omaha, and in "The Little Minister." Screen 
experience since 1913 starting with Edison Com- 
]iany in San Diego ; then to Universal : later with 
Mack Sennett. His first contract was with Hal 
Roach for whom he did "Lonesome Luke" com- 
edies. Has appeared in such pictures as "Sailor 
Made Man," "Grandma's Boy," "Doctor Jack," 
"Safety Last," "Why Worry," "Girl Shy," "The 
Freshman." "The Kid Brother," "For Heaven's 
Sake" and "Speedy." 

LODER. JOHN: b. London, England. March 
1 ; h, 5 feet 3 inches ; brown hair and hazel 
eyes ; w, 178 pounds ; p. Frances Lowe and 
Major-General Sir William Lowe : e. South 
Lodge, Enfield. England and Eton college; hy. 
hunting. Loder made his debut in pictures 
through Ufa in March 1927. which was followed 
with leads in 10 important pictures. Following 
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near London. Here Jesse L. Lasky saw him 
and after a tett. offered him a contract. He ie 
now appearing in Paramount's seoond-all-talk- 
ing picture. "Half an Hour" with Ruth Chat- 
terton, H. B. Warner and Robert Edet;on. 

LORCH, THEODORE: b. Sprin^rtield. III.. 
September 29 : h, 6 feet ; dark brown hair and 
dark eyes; w, 184 pounds; p. Katheiine Girard 
and Andrew Lorch. non-professionals : e. North 
high school, business college and Chickeos col- 
lege : not married. Star on the road for 1-1 
years ; in etock for six years as leading man : 
starred in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," "Soldier 
of Empire," "Sherlock Holme*^." with Julia 
Marlowe in "The Crowded Hour," and in vaude- 
ville with Frank Tinney. Screen expei-ience in 
featured roles in Warner's "Man on the Box" 
and "The Better 'Ole ;" Universal's "Show Boat" 
and "Grip of the Yukon," with Buster Keaton ; 
and in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's "Spite Marriage," 
and in many other pictures. 

LOVE. MONTAGU: b. Portsmouth. England; 
h, 6 feet 2 inches ; red hair and blue eyes ; p. 
Fannie Louise and Harry Love, nnn-profe.^- 
sionals ; e, Portsmouth grammar school, and at 
college in Cambridge. England : not married : 
hy. swimming, riding, golf, music and drawing. 
Spent seven years on the legitimate stage. 

LUDEN, JACK: b. Reading. Pa., February 6 ; 
h, 6 feet; brown hair and eyes; w. 180 pounds; 
p, Anna B. and Jacob C. Luden, non-prof ee- 
sionale ; e, Milita.ry Academy at Cornwall-on- 
the-Hudson. Tome schools at Port Deposit, Md., 
two years John Hopkins universi'.y ; not mai'- 
ried ; hy, swimming and all atheltic activities. 
He appeared with the Paramount Junior stars 
in "Fascinating Youth." followed by the juvenile 
lead in "It's the Old Army Game." In the 
spring of 1926 he went to Paramount's West 
Coast studios; then loaned to FBO to appear 
with Evelyn Brent in "The Jade Gup" : also 
appeared in F B O's "Bill Grimm's Progress*': 
opposite Alberta Vaughn in "Uneasy Pay- 
ment£" : opposite Shirley Palmer in "Yours to 
Command" and in "The City of Shadows" ; back 
to Paramount in "The Laet Outlaw" and the 
lead in "Shootin' Irons"; played the juvenile 
for Paramount in "Tell It to Sweeney." which 
co-starred George Bancroft and Chester Conklin ; 
and the lead in "Two Flaming Youths." "Part- 
ners in Crime." "The Woman from Moscow," 
"Forgotten Faces" and "Sins of the Fathers." 

LUGOSI. BELA: r. n. Bela Lugosi Blasko ; 

b. Lugos, Hungary. October 20. 1888 ; h, 6 feet 
1% inches; brown hair and grey eyes; w, 177 
pounds ; p, Paula von Vojnics and Stephen 
Blasko, president of a bank in Lugos. Hun- 
gary ; e, gymnasium in Lugos, and the Academy 
of Theatrical Arts, Budapest ; not married ; hy, 
sculpturing and hunting big game. Twenty 
years' stage experience. Six years spent in 
different cities of Hungary ; eight as leading 
member of the National theatre of Hungary in 
Budapest; played the leading parts in the world 
literature from Hamlet to Liliom ; and six years 
in the United States, from 1922 to 1928, in "The 
Red Poppy," featured lead ; "Fernado the 
Apache"; Henry Baron in "Greenwich Village." 
New York City : featured in "Arabesque" as 
the sheik. New York National theatre : featured 
lead in "Open House" at the New York Cri- 
terion theatre ; as Petros in "The Devil in the 
Cheese" at the New York Charles Hopkins the- 
atre, and at the New York Fulton theatre with 
Horace Liveright. Screen experience began in 
1915 at which time he was the star of Budapest 
Phonix and Star companies; in 1919-20 featured 
in Berlin in "Shlave Fremder Willens" and 
"Der Tanz Auf Dem Vulken" for Eichberg 
company, and a Luna film ; in 1923, the char- 
acter lead in Fox "The Silent Command" : in 
1924 "The Rejected Woman" for Distinction 
Film Company, New York, and "The Daughters 
Who Pay" for Banner Film Company, New 
York- the heavy in the latter two; and in 1925 
the character lead in Chadwick's "The Midnight 
Girl." His latest heavy is in Fox "The Veiled 
Woman," Los Angeles. 

LUKAS, PAUL: b. Budapest. Hungary, May 
26. 1895: h. 6 feet 2 inches; brown hair and 
eyes ; w, 182 pounds : p. Marie Zilaky and John 
Lukas, non-professionals : e, prejiaratory and 
College of Budapest, and received his stage 
training at the Actor's Academy of Hungary ; 
not married ; hy. fencing, tennis and riding. 
His debut on the stage took place in 1916 at 
the Comedy theatre. Budapest, in the title role 
of Franz Molar's "Liliom." At this theatre 
for nine years playing every conceivable char- 
acter in the works of Shakespeare. Jehov. 
George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Moliere and 
Galsworthy. Max Reinhardt, director of "The 
Miracle." then saw Lukas and took him as 
guest artist to the theatres of Berlin and 
Vienna. His entrance in pictures was made via 
Ufa in the role of Samson in "Samson aad 
Delilah." later appearing in "Loves of an Act- 
ress," "Three Sinners." "The Woman from 
Moscow." "Hot News." "Manhattan C-ocktail" 



and "The Shopworn Angel" for Paramount. For 
United Artists he has appeared in "Two Lover.s" 
and for First National in "The Night Watch." 
Now appearing in Paramount's "The Wolf of 
Wall Street." starring George Bancroft, with 
Baelanova, Nancy Carroll and Lane Chandler 
in the cast. 

LUPINO. WALLACE: b. Edinburgh. Scot- 
land, January 23, 1898; h, 5 feet 8 inches; fair 
haired and blue eyes; w, 150 pounds; p. Char- 
lotte and Harry Lupino. professionals ; e. high 
school Clapham, London, and received his stage 
training from his father, the la^e Harry Lupino; 
m. Rose Jones (cousin of Buster Keaton) non- 
prof est^ional ; hy, all kinds of sports. He wari 
with Me*?6rs. Wylie and Tate companies (famous 
London producers of revues) for six years play- 
ing principal comedian at London Hippodrome. 
Palace theatre. London Pavilion and Alhambra 
theatre in their productions : also appeared in 
the Provinces. He has been with Educational 
since 1923 in Lupino Lane comedies as com- 
edian and heavy and co-director. 

LYON, BEN: b, Atlanta, Ga.. February 6. 
1901 ; h. 6 feet: dark brown hair and blue eyes; 
w, 170 pounds : p, A. W. and Ben Lyon, non- 
professionals : e. Park school. Baltimore, and 
Baltimore City college : not married ; hy. avia- 
tion, and is very proud of being a government 
pilot having license No. 4373, and boxing. Stage 
experience includes appearances in "Mary the 
Third," "Seventeen," and "The Wonderful 
Thing" with Jeanne Eagels ; eight months in 
stock in Providence. R. I. ; and Buffalo, N. Y. 
Screen experience consists of various roles in 
First National pictures, about 28, among them 
being "For the Love of Mike." "Bluebeard's 
Seven Wives" and "The New C'Onimandment ;" 
his latest appearance is in "Hell's Angels" for 
Caddo. 

MacGREGOR. MALCOLM : b, Newark, N. 
J., October 13 ; h, 6 feet; black hair and brown 
eyes ; w. 172 pounds ; p. Emily Ripley and A. 
H. MacGregor, non-professionals ; e. prepara- 
tory school and at Yale ; hy, sailing and music. 
No stage experience. Screen experience in- 
cludes roles in such pictures as "Smouldering 
Fires." "Girl on the Barge." "Prisoner of 
Zenda," "Freedom of the Press" and "Buck 
Privates." 

MACKAYE. FRED: b. Hackettstown, N. J,. 
June 5 : h. 5 feet 11 inches ; brown hair and 
hazel eyes: w, 168 pounds; e. Polytechnic high 
school in Los Angeles and Stanford college, 
Stanford, Cal. ; not married ; hy. golf, riding, 
football and swimming. With theatre of 
Golden Bough in Carmel for four years. In 
pictures for two years appearing in "Dancing 
Daughters." "The Port of Dreams" and "Erik 
the Great." 

MACLEAN. DOUGLAS: b. Philadelphia. Pa.. 
January 10; h, 5 feet 9 inches; brown hair 
and hazel brown eyes ; w^, 145 pounds ; e. North- 
western university, preparatory school and 
Lewis Institute of Technology in Chicago ; m. 
Faith Cole ; hy, golf and yachting. Hie first 
role on the stage was opposite Maude Adams in 
"Rosalind" on tour for one season : then one 
year in stock at Pitt^field, Ma^^s., and one year 
at Morosco. Los Angeles. He started screen 
career in the leading role opposite Alice Brady 
in "As Ye Sow" for World Film Company ; 
a'so played opposite Mary Pickford in "Captain 
Kidd. Jr." and "Johanna Enlists" ; also oppo- 
site Dorothy Dalton and Enid Bennett. His 
latest pictures are "Let It Rain." "Soft 
Cushions" and "The Carnation Kid" for 
Christie. 

MAHONEY. WILKIE: b. San Miguel. Cal.. 

1S97 ; h. 6 feet 3 inches; black hair and blue 
eyes; w. 155 pounds; p. Belle Couter and 
Daniel Frank Mahoney, non-professionals : e, 
St. Matthews Military academy and Santa 
Clara university ; hy. football, billiards, books 
and short story writing. Two years' stage ex- 
perience including presentations and vaudeville. 
Six years' screen experience and has appeared 
in such pictures as "Exit Smiling," Metro-Gold- 
wyn-Mayer ; "Evening Clothes'* and "Casey at 
the Bat" for Paramount: "The Battle of the 
Century'* for Roach and in "Hell Ship Bron^on" 
for Gotham. Wrote original stories of "Glory 
Hallelujah." "Hollywood Bound" and gagged 
"The Old Boy Herself." "Not the Type." "The 
Nax-y's Sweetheart." "Mother Knows Her Gro- 
ceries" and "Corked." 

MARCUS. JAMES: b. New York City. Janu- 
ary 21. 1868; h. 6 feet 3 inches; brown hair 
and grey eyes ; -w, 240 pounds ; p. Georgine 
Holmstead and James A. Marcus, non-profes- 
sionals ; e. New York City and private school 
in Connecticut ; m, Lillian Hathaway, profes- 
sional ; hy, his home. Stage experience cover- 
ing a period of 40 years and has appeared in 
"The Man of the Hour" and "The Cub" and 
with Halbert Flynn in "Romance of the World." 



Screen experience since 1915 appearing in "The 
Iron Horse." "Scaramouche." "Little Lord 
Fauntleroy," "Rain" and "Revenge." 

MARTIN, DUKE: r. n.. Edward Marin; b. 
San Francisco. Cal., June 18. 1894 ; h. 6 feet 1 
inch; brown hair and blue eyes; w. 180 pounds; 
not married ; hy. swimming and boxing. Martin 
was in vaudeville 10 years and has been in 
I)ictures 15 months. Among his pictures are 
"Fortune Hunter" for Warner Brothers; 
"Across to Singapore" for Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer : "Now We're in the Air," "The City 
Gone Wild," "Moran of the Marines" and "Easy 
Come Easy Go" for Paramount ; "Flying 
Romeos" for First National ; and "Albany Night 
Boat" and "Marriage of Tomorrow" for Tiffany- 
Stahl. 

MARTINDEL. EDWARD: b. Hamilton, O., h. 
6 feet 1^ inch ; grey hair and blue eyes : w, 
2011 pounds; p. Emma and Frank Martindel, 
non-professionals ; e, Hamilton, O. high school ; 
m. non-professional : hy, playing organ and 
cooking. Stage experience as an oratorio and 
concert singer ; with musical comedy in Victor 
Herbert operas ; starred in "The Alaskan ;" lead- 
ing man for Mrs. Patrick Campbell and Pauline 
Frederick ; also in vaudeville. Entered pictures 
in 1917 and has had various roles in many 
pictures, including "The Duchess of Buffalo." 
First National : "Lovers" and "In Old Kentucky" 
for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; "Singing Fool" and 
"On Trial," for Warner Brothers audiens ; "Com- 
panionate Marriage" for Gotham ; and in "Why 
Be Good" with Colleen Moore for First Na- 
tional ; and "Desert Song" for Warner Brothers, 
not yet released. 

MASON. DAN: b. Syracuse. N. Y., Februai-y 
9, 1857 ; h, 5 feet 6 inches ; brown hair and grey 
eyes ; w, 140 pounds ; p. Nancy McMillen and 
Jacob Mason, non-professionals ; e, public 
school ; m and div., professional ; hy. fishing 
and baseball. Began his stage career in 1 875, 
appearing in vaudeville ; was on the legitimaie 
stage for 35 years. Produced "Pecks Bad Boy" 
and took the part of the grocery man. Screen 
experience dates back to the old Edison Com- 
pany, his first comedy being "Professor Nut." 
Later in "Toonerville Trolley" comedy for Edu- 
cational and in the FBO series. "Plum Center." 
Has also appeared as the comedy character in 
*' Wages for Wives." "A Hero on Horseback," 
"The Fire Brigade," "The Big Parade." latter 
two for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; and in "Idle 
Tongues:" with Fox in '"The Scarlet Letter" 
many years ago in the East and also with 
Warner Brothers' *'Why Girls Leave Home." 
His latest pictures are "The Awakening" an 1 
"Sally." 

McCOY, TIM: b. Saginaw. Mich.. April 10; 
h, 5 feet 11 inches; light hair and blue eyes; 
w. 170 pounds ; p. Timothy H. McCoy : e. St. 
Ignatius college, Chicago ; hy, Indians. He has 
appeared in the following pictures : "The 
Thundering Herd" and "The Covered Wagon" 
for Paramount in 1923 ; in ''Wyoming'* and 
"Spoilers of the West" for Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer in 1927 ; and "The Bush Ranger," "The 
Masked Stranger" and others for Metro-Gold- 
wyn-Mayer in 1928. 

McCULLOUGH, PHILO: b, San Bernardino. 
Cal.. June 16. 1893; h. 6 feet; brown hair and 
blue eyes; w, 180 pounds; p. Mary S. Mc- 
Cullough, non-professional ; e, Los Angelee high 
school, and received hie stage training as an 
original member of the Burbank Stock Com- 
pany. Los Angeles. Cal. ; m. Lura Anson, pro- 
fessional ; hy, swimming, bridge and golf. He 
was in stock for eight years. In his 16 years 
in the picture industry he has spent four with 
Fox. two with First National and the rest 
free-lancing. He has appeared in such pic- 
tures as "Warming Up'* with Richard Dix ; 
"The Night Flyer" and "The Leatherneck*' with 
William Boyd; "Charlatan." an all-star feature: 
"The Savage" with May McAvoy ; "Mismates" 
with Doris Kenyon ; and "Winds of Chance" 
with Anna Q. Nilsson. 

McDONALD, FRANCIS J. : b. Bowling Green. 
Ky., August 22 : h. 5 feet 9 inches : dark hair 
and eyes : w, 150 pounds ; p. Catherine Ashlue 
and John Francis McDonald, non-professionals : 
e. St. Xavier college. Cincinnati, O. : not mar- 
ried ; hy, golf, fishing and hunting. Stage ex- 
perience in dramatic stock companies. Robinsons 
4 Paw. Cincinnati, O. ; Lois Stock, Seattle, 
Wash. ; Virginia Brissac. San Diego. Cal. ; with 
the American Stock Company. Spokane. Wash., 
and one season on Orpheum circuit with "The 
Luck of the Totem." Screen experience includes 
appearances in such pictures as "The Dragnet." 
"Legion of the Condemned." "Forgotten Faces," 
"Carnation Kid," "Port of Dreams.'* "The Clean- 
up," "The Valley of Hell" and "Desert's Toll." 

MEIGHAN. THOMAS: b. Pitteburgh, Pa.: h, 
6 feet 1 inch; dark hair and blue eyes; w, 180 
pounds ; e. Pittsburgh high school and St. Mary's 
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hy, swimming and ^olf. His fii-Ht stage experi- 
ence wat^ as an extra in "Mise Nell" in Pitts- 
buryrh : then three seasons with David Warfield : 
later played the lead for a lonp run, both here 
and in England, in "The College Widow ;" 
starred in "Broadway Jonets." Gained recogni- 
tion as a screen star as a result of his part 
in "The Miracle Man :" secured his firs-t posi- 
tion opiX)site Laura Hope Crews in "The Fight- 
ing Hope" and ha*^ since appeared in "The 
Bachelor Daddy," "Coming Through." "Man- 
slaughter," "Our Leading Citizen," "Old Home 
Week," "The Man Who Found Himself." "Irish 
Luck," "The New Klondike." "Tin Gods." 
"We're All Gamblers" and "The City Gone 
Wild" for Paramount : then eigned by Howard 
Hughes and made "The Racket." 

MENJOU. ADOLPHE: r. n.. Adolphe Jean 
Menjou : b. Pittsburgh. Pa.. February IS, 1890; 
h. r, feet 10 inchee : dark brown hair and dark 
blue eyes : w. 147 pounds ; p. Nora Joyce and 
Albert Menjou. non-professionale ; e. Culver 
Military Academy (Indiana) and Cornell uni- 
versity (New York) ; received his stage training 
in college theatricals, vaudeville and on the 
New York etage : m, Kathryn Carver, profes- 
t^ional ; hy, dog breeding (eealyham and scot- 
ties). He spent two years on the stage and 
in vaudeville. On the screen he hae appeared 
in such pictures as "The Sheik," "Three Mus- 
keteers," "A Woman of Paris," "The Marriage 
Circle," "The Grand Duchais and the Waiter." 
"Serenade." "The Amazons." "The Valentine 
Girl." "The Kis<^." "The Moth." "Service for 
Ladies." "Hie Private Life." "Hifi Tiger Lady." 
"Marquis Preferred," "The King on Main 
Street," "Are Parents People?", "Gentleman in 
Evening Clothes." "The Ace of Cads," "The 
Social Celebrity." "Blonde or Brunette," and "A 
Gentleman of Paris." 

MESSINGER, BUDDY : r. n.. Melvin J iv 
Messinger ; b. San Francisco. Cal.. October 26. 
1909 ; h. ."» feet 8 inches ; dark brown hair and 
hazel eyes: w. 150 pounds: p. Josephine E. 
Hone and Henry Bert Messinger, non-profes- 
sionals; e. Hollywood and Los Angeles high 
schools and Hollywood Secretarial college ; had 
little stage training ; not married : hy. hunting, 
horses, mechanical engines, golf, weight lifting 
and swimming. His late screen appearances 
have been in "A Lady of Chance" and "Hot 
Stuff." 

METCALFE. ARTHUR: b. London. England. 
December IS : h, 6 feet : grey hair and blue eyes ; 
w, 170 pounds; e. Cambridge high school : 31 
years* stage training ; m : hy, golfing and gar- 
dening. On the stage he appeared in "The 
Green Hat" in New York, and "The Awful 
Truth" in Hollywood, has also been on road. 
Has appeared in such pictures ae "Dead Man's 
Curve" for R K O and "Gold Braid" for Metro- 
Gold wyn-Mayer. 

MEYERS. HARRY: b. New Haven, Conn.; 
h. 6 feet ; brown hair and blue eyes ; w, 195 
pounds ; p, Minnie Lowny and Clifford Meyers, 
non-profeseionale ; e. New Haven high school. 
Industrial Arts college. Philadelphia ; m, Rose- 
mary Theby. profe»i;sional ; hy. writing, design- 
ing and drawing. In stock and vaudeville for 
18 years in New York and the Northeastern 
states. Hat; been in pictures; since 1910. having 
appeared in "The Holy City" and "Deal in 
Oil:" directe<l "The Drug Terror." Other pic- 
tures in which he has appeared are "The Yan- 
kee," "Dream of Love." "The Dove." "Getting 
GertieV Garter." "Up in Mabel's Room" and 
"Exit Smiling." 

MILJAN. JOHN: h. Lead City. S. D., No- 
vember 9 : h, 6 feet: brown hair and eyes: w. 
168 pounds ; p, Mary and Frank Miljan. non- 
professionals ; e. Lead City high school, and 
St. Martin's college : m. Victorie Lowe, non- 
professional : hy. horse« and gardening. Mil- 
jan was on the t^'atre for 14 years (190S-1922) 
covering almost in all its branches— road, stock 
and rei>ertoire. He aiipenred in stock in Hobo- 
ken. Stnten Island. Binghamton. N. Y. : Soniei- 
ville. Mass. ; Philadelphia. Cleveland, Superior. 
Wis.. Richmond. Va.. Denver. Colo.. Ogden. 
Utah. Oakland. Cal.. and many other cities. He 
started his screen career with Fox in 1922 ap- 
pearing in "Love Letters" : then in "The Lone 
Wolf." "Romance Ranch." and "The Painted 
Lady." also Fox pictures. O her pictures are 
"Empty Hearts." "On the Stroke of Three" 
and "Flaming Waters" for F B O : "The Devil's 
Circus." and "Lovers" for Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer : "The Amateur Gentleman." "Sackcloth 
and Scarlet" and "Lady Be Good" for First 
National ; "Rough House Rosie" for Paramount ; 
"The Yankee Clipper" and "Almost a Lady" 
for DeMiile : "Footloose Widows." "My Official 
Wife." "Wolfs Clothing." "Old San Francisco." 
"What Happened to Father," "Sailor's Sweet- 
heart." "The Desired Woman," "Sailor Izzy 
Murphy." "Husbands For Rent." "The Crim- 
6on City." "The Little Snob" and "The Silver 
Slave" for Warner Brothers. He also ha* ap- 
peared in the following talking and sound pic- 



tures, "Desert Song." "Hard Boiled Rose" and 
"Hunted" for Metro-Gold wyn-Mayer ; "Glorious 
Betsy." "Tenderloin," "Land of the Silver Fox," 
"Women They Talk About." "Terror." "Stark 
Mad." "The Home Towners," and "Queen of 
the Night Club." 

MILLER, WALTER: b. Dayton, O., March 
9. 1M93 : h. 5 feet 11 inches ; brown hair and 
eyes ; w. 170 ixiunds ; p. Isabella Corwin and 
George E. Miller ; e. Manual Training high 
school. Brooklyn. N. Y. ; m. Eileen Schofield, 
dancer : hy, golf, swimming and books. Trav- 
eled with the Roe and Stanley stock companies : 
the Hall stock of Jersey City : the Lyceum stock 
of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; and the Lyceum stock of 
Troy, N. Y., and appeared in five vaudeville 
acts. Also had juvenile leads and characters in 
stock and light comedy in vaudeville as well as 
hokums. Screen experience with the old Bio- 
graph company under D. W. Gritfith and in 
"The Mothering Heart" with the Reliance com- 
pany : in Metro's "Miss Robinson Crusoe ;" in 
Fox's "The Marble Heart ;" with Universal ; and 
in Pathe's "Green Archer" and 11 other serials: 
also appeared in Robert son -Cole's "The Steal- 
ers." 

MIX. TOM: r. n.. Thomas Edwin Mix; b. El 
Paso. Tex.. January 6 : h. 6 feet ; black hair 
and brown eyes ; w. 165 pounds ; p, Elizabeth 
Smith and E. E. Mix ; married : hy. aviation 
and outdooi- sports. Stage experience gathered 
on vaudeville tour in 1928. Has api>eared in a 
great many pictures, among them "The 
Drifter." "King Cowboy." "The Dude Ranch." 
"Outlawed" and "Son of the Golden West." 




MOORE, CLEVE: r. n.. Cleve Morrison; b. 
Port Huron. Mich.. June 10. 1904; h. 5 feet 11 
inches: brown hair and eyes; w, 155 pounds; 
I). Agnes and C. R. Kelley. non-professionals : 
e. Mercersburg academy, Santa Clara college 
and Loyola college (law) ; hy, swimming. Has 
appeared in such pictures as "Lilac Time." 
"The Air Circus." "Her Summer Hero." "The 
Stolen Bride." "It Must Be Love" and 'We 
Moderns." At the pi-esent time he is appearing 
on the legitimate stage at the Playhouse. 

MORRIS. CHESTER: b. February 16. 1902. 
New York City ; h. 5 feet 9 inches ; black hair 
and green eyes ; w, IfiO pounds, p. Etta Haw- 
kins and William Morris, professionals ; e. 
Mount Vernon high school and New York School 
of Fine Art : m. Suzanne Kilborn. profesfiionai ; 
hy. golf, boxing, tennis and art. MorrLs had 
the leading part in George M. Cohan's "Home 
Towners" at the Hudson theatre. New Yoi-k 
City : the title role in "Yellow" at the National 
theatre. New York City, and was featured in 
"Whispering Friends" at the Hudson theatre. 
New York City ; also featured in A. H. Woods' 
"Crime" at the Times Square theatre, New- 
York City, and "Fast Life" at the Ambassador 
theatre, New York City. In pictures he has 
appeared in "Night Stick." a Roland West pro- 
duction for United Artists. 

MULHALL, JACK: b, Wappingers Falls. N. 
Y., October 7, 1S94 ; h. 5 feet 11 inches; brown 
hair and blue eyes ; w. 152 pounds ; e. Wap- 
pingers Falls high school and St. Mary's 
Academy. His stage experience includes boy 
parts in the stock company at Whitehead's the- 
atre. Passaic, N. J., then wi.h various New- 
York productions as juvenile lead, the last being 
with Ned Wayburn in "The Producer." His 
first appearance in pictures was in Hal Reed's 



"Cold Cash" with Gertrude McCoy as leading 
woman ; then with the Biograph Company, play- 
ing with the Gishes, Henry Walthall, Mary 
Pick fold, Marshall Neilan, Lionel Barry more. 
An onio Moreno, Blanche Sweet and others. Hi(5 
first connection with First National was the 
signing of a contract to play opposite Norma 
and Constance Talmadge. After this he free- 
lanced for a while and then rejoined First Na- 
tional as the featured male player in "Subway 
Sadie." "Just Another Blonde." "Man Crazy," 
"The Crys.al Cup." "Smile. Brother. Smile." 
"Lady Be Good." "The Butter and Egg Man." 
"Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath." "Water- 
front" and "Bad Baby." 

MUNSON, BYRON: b. Chicago. III.. June 
29, 1900; h. 6 feet 1 inch; brown hair and blue 
eyes; w. 170 i)ounds ; p. Maude Campbell and 
Arthur Munson ; e. Culver Military academy ; 
not married ; hy, tennis, horses and dogs. Has 
appeared in such pictures as "Old Huts." "The 
Mask." "Annapolis" and "Publicity Madness." 

MURRAY. JAMES: b. New York City. Feb- 
ruary 9. 1901 ; h, 5 feet 11^^ inches; light brown 
hair and green eyes; w. 178 pounds; p. non- 
professionals ; e, Evander Childs high school ; 
hy, athletics. First picture he made was "The 
Pilgrims" in 1923, and later in "Hospitality :" 
latest releases are "The Crowd" and "The Big 
City" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 

NAGEL. CONRAD: b. Keokuk. la.. March 16. 
1897; h. 6 feet: blonde hair and blue eyes; w, 
160_ pounds ; e. Highland Park college. Des 
Moines bachelor of oratory ; hy, books. During 
his stage career he played with the Peerless 
Stock company in juvenile parts in 1914 at Des 
Moines. Deciding upon a screen career he ap- 
peared in "The Fighting Chance" for Lasky in 
1920 : and thence to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 
"Three Weeks." "Tess of the d'Urbervilles," 
"The Snob." in 1924; "The Waning Sex." and 
"Tin Hats" in 1926 ; in "Qualiiy Street." "The 
Hypnotist" in 1927; "The Mysterious Lady" and 
others in 1928. 

NOVARRO, RAMON: b. Durango. Mexico. 
February 6, 1900 ; h. 5 feet 8 inches ; black hair 
and brown eyes ; w. 155 pounds ; e, college in 
Mexico ; hy. music and violin. On the stage 
he appeared with the Marion Morgan dancers 
in 1919. His screen productions include "The 
Prisoner of Zenda" and "Scaramouche" in 1922 ; 
"The Midshipman" in 1925 ; "Ben Hur." "The 
Student Prince" and "The Road to Romance" 
in 1927. and "Forbidden Hours" and others 
in 1928. all for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 

NUGENT, EDWARD: b. New York City. 
February 7. 1904 : h. 6 feet ^/y inch ; dark brown 
hair and green eyes; w. 150 pounds; p. non- 
professionals ; e. New York City ; hy. collecting 
antiques. Sang in the Metropolitan Opera Boys' 
chorus: danced at Grauman's Million Dollar 
theatre ; and played with various stock com- 
panies in New York City. Screen experience 
includes appearances in "Our Dancing Daugh- 
ters." his first picture: "The Flying Fleet," 
"The Bellamy Trial" and "A Single Man." 

NYE, CARROLL: b. Canton. O., October 4. 
1901; h, 6 feet; brown hair and dark brown 
eyes; w. 160 i>ounds : p. Myra and William P. 
Nye. mo her on Los Angeles Times; e. Covina. 
Cal.. and University of California, Los Angeles: 
m. Helene Lynch, professional (in motion pic- 
tures) ; hy, reading, swimming and writing for 
his own pleasure (used to be a reporter on the 
Times ) . Three years on the stage, mostly in 
stock from 1922-1925, at the Majestic theatre, 
Los Angeles, under the direction of the late 
Witliamene Wilkes, appearing in support of 
Pauline Lord in "Anna Christie." Wallace Ed- 
dinger. Edward E. Horton. etc. Played Cen- 
turion in "Androcles and the Lion" under the 
direction of Miss Wilkes at the Orange Grove; 
al?o a season of stock in Glendale with Rob- 
inson players doing all types of roles ; also six 
months in "White Collars" at the Egan theatre. 
His screen career began June. 1925. when he 
appeared in "Classified" as the brother of 
Corinne Griffi-h. Since then he has played 35 
featured roles including "Her Honor the Gov- 
ernor" and "Kosher Kitty Kelly" for FBO; 
"The Brute," "Heart of Maryland," "The Sil- 
ver Slave." all together 11 juvenile leads at 
Warner Brothers in 1927 : also appearances in 
"Craig's Wife" for DeMiile; "While the City 
Sleeps" with Lon Chaney : in "Gold Braid" 
with Ramon Novarro. and in "Confession." an 
all-audien. for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 

OAKIE. JACK: b. Sedalia, Mo.. November 12; 
h. 5 feet 11 inches: brown hair and blue eyes; 
w. 155 pounds ; e. DeLaSalle high school in 
New York City ; not married ; hy. seeing shows. 
He was placed in the cast for the Junior 
League's charity show of 1919 in New York 
City by Fay Leslie, which resulted in the part- 
nership of Oakie and Lulu McConnell which 
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in "Innocent Eyee." "Artists and Modelt;," sev- 
eral "Passing Shows," once with the "Follies" 
and in "PeRgy Ann," filling in between time? 
with vaudeville bookinge over the iwo-a-day. In 
pictures he has appeared in Univereal's "Find- 
cre Keepers." starrinjr Laura LaPlante. then 
with Clara Bow in Paramount 's "The Fleet 'e 
In" and also with Charles Rogere and Mary 
Brian in "Someone to Love." 

O'BRIEN. GEORGE: b, San Francisco. Cal.. 
April, 1900 : h. 6 feet ^ inch ; dark brown hair 
and eyes ; w. 185 pounds ; p. Margaret L. and 
Daniel J. O'Brien, non-prof eesionals ; e. Poly- 
technic high Kchool. San Francisco, Cal.. Santa 
Clara College. Santa Clara. Cal., and received 
hie stage training in amateur thealricale ; not 
married ; hy, boxing, swimming, football, basket- 
ball and volley ball. His four years of screen 
experience consists of appearances in such pic- 
tures as "The Iron Horse" as Davy Brandon : 
"The Man Who Came Back" as Harry Potter ; 
"The Painted Lady" as Luther Smith ; "The 
Dancers" as Tony ; "The Roughneck" as Jerry 
Delaney ; "The Fighting Heart" as Denny Bol- 
ton ; "Havoc" as Dick Chapell ; "Thank You" 
as Kenneth Jamieson ; "The Silver Treasure" as 
Nostromo ; "Three Bad Men." "The Johnstown 
Flood" as Tom O'Day ; "Rustlin' for Cupid." 
"Fig Leaves" as Adam Smith : "The Blue 
Eagle" as a sailor ; "Paid to Love" as Prince 
Michael; "Sunrise" as The Man; "Is Zat So?" 
as Chick Cowan ; "East Side West Side" as 
John Breen ; "Sharpshooters" as a sailor ; 
"Honor Bound" as a convict ; "Blindfold" as 
a policeman ; all Fox pictures, and in Warner 
Brothers "Noah's Ark" as Japhet. 

O'BRIEN, TOM: b, San Diego, Cal.; h. 5 
feet 11% inches; dark brown hair and dark blue 
eyes ; w, 195 pounds ; p, Mary E. and Thomas 
O'Brien, father professional ; e, Los Angeles 
high school. University of California and tfni- 
versity of Pennsylvania ; m, Ina Mae More- 
house, professional ; hy. hunting, exploring and 
giaking good pictures. On the stage for 20 
years appearing with the Burbank StOck Com- 
pany, Los Angeles. Cal.. Oliver Morasco pro- 
ducer ; Alcazar Stock Company, San Francisco. 
Cal., Frederick Belasco producer ; in Sullivan 
& Considine vaudeville for five years in his 
own act ; also in Orpheum and B. F. Keith's 
vaudeville for about five years in his own act ; 
with C^h Hawkins Company Number 2, "The 
Great Divide," Henry Miller producer ; the star 
of "Rose of Panama," Mort Singer producer, 
and many other productions on the road. He 
entered motion pictures in 1913 and has ap- 
peared in such roles as Bat Burke in "Scrap 
Iron," with Charles Ray Productions in 1921 ; 
Bull O'Hara in "The Big Parade." 1925; Top 
Sergeant Ryan in "Tin Hats." 1926 ; Mike in 
"The Flaming Forest." 1926; Top Sergeant 
O'Grady in "The Bugle Call," 1927 ; Joe O'Neill 
in "The Fire Brigade," 1927 ; Steve in "The 
Frontiersman," 1927 for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; 
Red in "San Francisco Nights," 1927. and Bill 
in "The Chorus Kid," 1928 for Gotham : Ajax 
in "The Private Life of Helen of Troy" for 
First National in 1927 : and for Universal the 
motorcycle cop in "That's My Daddy." 1928 ; 
Johnson in "Anybody Seen Kelly," 1928 ; the 
detective in "It Can Be Done," 1928, and in 
"The Last Warning," 1928 : has appeared in 
many other pictures. 

OLAND, WARNER: b. Umea. Sweden. Octo- 
ber 3 ; h. 5 feet 11 inches ; brown hair and eyes ; 
w, 180 pounds ; p, Maria Fosberg and Jonas 
James Oland. non- professionals ; e. Boston, 
Mas6., high school, received hie stage training 
at Dr. Curry's Dramatic school ; m. Edith 
Shearn. professional ; hy. golf, tennis and ranch- 
ing. Twenty years stage experience and has 
appeared in "Ibsen's Love Comedy." "The 
Doll's House" and "The Father." Screen expe- 
rience consists of appearances in "The Jazz 
Singer," "Tong War." "Love's Dream." "The 
Scarlet Lady" and "The Wheel of Chance.' 

OUVER. GUY: b. Chicago. III.; h, 5 feet 
10^ inches ; brown hair and eyes : w. 162 
pounds: e. in Chicago. Has been in vaudeville. 
Began picture career as stock actor with Lubin, 
being one of the first motion picture actors. 
Has been with Paramount since they started 
in their barn at Vine and Selma streets. Ai>- 
peared in such pictures as "The Covered 
Wagon." "To the Last Man." "The Blind God- 
dess," "The Vanishing Pioneer." "Old Iron- 
sides." "Beggars of Life." "Hot News," and 
scoree of other Paramount productions. 

O'SHEA, DANNY: b. Boston. Mase.. Octo- 
ber. 1903; h. 5 feet 11 inches; brown hair and 
eyes; w. 181 pounds: p. Danny O'Shea. non- 
professional ; e. public school in Boston. Cath- 
olic college and Boston Tech. then to war ; not 
married ; hy. all sports, fighting and dancing. 
Danced in musical comedy, "Kid Boots." *in(l 
"The Gingham Girl." and others in New York 
City ; also at the Orpheum. Los Angeles. 
Started in pictures with Mack Sennctt. with 
whom he remained for two and one-half years ; 
thence to FBO for one and one-half years, ap- 
pearing in fight pictures. Other pictures in 



which he has appeared are "Dugan of the Dug- 
out," "Manhattan Cocktail." "Story of Judy 
Judd" and "On the Stroke of Twelve." Is now 
free-lancing. 

PALLETTE, EUGENE: b. Winfield. Kan.. 
July 8, 18S9 ; h. 5 feet 9 inchee ; brown hair 
and blue eyes : w, 185 pounds ; p, Elnora Jack- 
son and William Baird Pallette, non-profes- 
sionals ; e. Culver Military Academy ; not mar- 
ried ; hy, hunting and fishing. Stage experi- 
ence covering a period of six years during 
which time he has appeared in stock and on the 
road in the Middlewest and South. Eighteen 
years screen experience and has appeared in 
"Fair and Warnier," "Parlor. Bedroom and 
Bath." "Fine Feathers" for Metro; "The Three 
Musketeere" with Douglas Fairbanks ; "The Red 
Mark," Cruze ; in 12 Roach comedies in 1927 : 
with Richard Barthelmess in "Out of the 
Ruins ;" with Adolphe Menjou in Paramount 's 
"His Private Life." in Warner Brothers first 
100 per cent talking picture, "Lights of New 
York." and also in Paramount 's "The Canary 
Murder Case" and "The Dummy," both talking 
features. Also in four short subjects for War- 
ner Brothers. 

PANGBORN, FRANKUN: b. Newark. N. J., 
January 23 : h, 5 feet 10^ inches ; brown hair 
and hazel eyes : w, 156 pounds ; p. Harriet and 
Benjamin F. Pangborn, non-professionals ; e. 
Bar ringer high school, Newark, N. J., and 
received his stage training in New York City ; 
hy. tennis, motoring and swimming. Spent sev- 
eral seaeone with Mme. Alia Nazimova in "The 
Marionettes," a Charles Frohman production ; 
with Pauline Frederick in "Joseph and His 
Brethren," a George Tyler production ; with 
Francine Larrimore in "Parasites," a Shubert 
production : took the part of Messala in "Ben 
Hur," Klaw and Erianger production ; with the 
Jessie Boustelle Company in Detroit and Buf- 
falo : five years at the Majestic theatre. Los 
Angeles, and featured with Trixie Friganza at 
the Majestic theatre. Los Angeles, in "Weak 
Sisters." He has appeared in such picture* as 
Warner Brothers Vita phone production, "On 
Trial": D. W. Griffith's (United Artists) pro- 
duction. "Masquerade" ; Fox Movietone produc- 
tion. "Watch Out"; DeMille's "My Friend From 
India" ; and in "The Rejuvenation of Aunt 
Mary." "The Night Bride," "Getting Gertie's 
Garter," "Blonde for a Night," and "The Girl 
in the Pullman." all Pathe-DeMille pictures. 

PANZER. PAUL: r. n., Paul Panzerbeiter : 
h, Wurtzherg. Bavaria, November 3 ; h. 5 feet 
10^ inches ; black hair and brown eyes ; w, 170 
pounds : e. Heidelberg university ; m. .Josephini 
Atkinson, non-professional ; hy, reading, music 
and singing. Stage experience in "San Toy," 
"The Country Bird." "The Geisha," "Flora- 
dora" and "Silver Slipper." Screen experience 
with Pathe. four years ; and has appeared in 
"Perils of Pauline." "Enemies of Women," 
"Son of the Sahara," "Ancient Mariner." "Si- 
beria," "Johnstown Flood." "Thunder Moun- 
tain" and "Sally in Our Alley." 

PAYNE. LOUIS: b. New York City, Janu- 
ary 13, 1876; h, 5 feet 11 inches; brown hair 
and eyes ; w, 190 pounds ; p. Francis Harvey 
and Alfred Payne, non-professionals ; e. New 
York City high .-^hools and Polytechnic college, 
Brooklyn : ni, Mrs. Leslie Carter, professional ; 
hy. tennis. Has been on the stage since 16 
years of age in New York and appeared with 
Nat Goodwin in "In Missouri." Ten years 
screen experience and has appeared in such 
pictures as "The Whip." "The Yankee Ship- 
per." "The Lady Who Lied" and "Interfer- 
ence." 

PHILLIPS. EDDIE : b. Philadelphia. Pa.. 
August 14 ; h, 5 feet ; black hair and brown 
eyes; w. 160 pounds : p. non -professionals ; e. 
North East high and University of Pennsyl- 
vania, and received his stage training in Or- 
pheum stock : hy. golf and magic. Three years 
in etock and played with Blanche Bates. Hol- 
brook Blinn and Lionel Barrymore : also in Or- 
pheum stock in German town. Began screen 
career with Mary Pickford in "The Lovelight" 
and has been in pictures for five years. Was 
brought from New York by Mary Pickford after 
making her believe that he was an Italian. 

POLAND. JOSEPH FRANKLIN: b. Water- 
bury. Conn. ; h. 5 feet 11 inches ; brown hair 
and blue eyes; w. 160 pounds; e, Erasmus Hall, 
Brooklyn. N. Y.. and Columbia university ; hy, 
chess, tennis and handball. Appeared in all 
feature comedies for Universal during 1926-27- 
2S- with such players as Reginald Denny, Laura 
LaPlante and Glenn Tryon. 

POWELL, WILLIAM: b. Kansas City. Mo., 
July 29 ; h, 6 feet ; brown hair and eyes ; w, 
168 pounds; p, Hattie and Horatio Powell ; e. 
in Pittsburgh, Pa., and the American Academy 
of Dramatic Arts in New York, and also re- 
ceived his stage training at this academy ; hy. 
reading. Spent 10 years on the dramatic stage 
with such productions as "Within the Law," 



"Going Up" and "Spanish Love." He has been 
in pictures since 1921, his first role being in 
"Sherlock Holmes" with John Barrymore. later 
appearing in "When Knighthood Was in 
Flower." "The Outcast." "The Bright Shawl." 
"Under the Red Robe" and "Romola." He 
then went to Paramount to appear with Richard 
Dix in "Too Many Kisses," which was followed 
by a contract and appearances in "Dangerous 
Money." "Aloma of the South Seas." "The Run- 
away," "Desert Gold." "Beau Geste." "Tin 
Gods," "The Great Gatsby." "New York." 
"Love's Greatest Mistake." "Special Delivery," 
"Time to Love," "Senorita," "Beau Sabreur," 
"She's a Sheik." "The Last Command," "Feel 
My Pulse," "Partners in Crime." "The Drag- 
Net." ""Hie Vanishing Pioneer," "Forgotien 
Faces," "Interference" and "The Canary Murder 
Case." 

QUILLAN. EDDIE : b. Philadelphia, Pa., 
March 31, 1907; h, 5 feet 6 inches: brown 
hair and eyes ; w, 140 pounds ; p. Sarah Owen 
and Joseph Quillan. professionals ; e. Mount 
Carmel high school and received his stage train- 
ing playing in the Quillan act with his family ; 
not married ; hy. swimming, golf, fights, volley 
ball and tennis. From the time he was able 
to walk, he toured the country with his family, 
who were vaudeville troupers. On the screen he 
has made 18 two-reel comedies for Mack Sen- 
nett : had a title role in DeMille's "The God- 
less Girl." after which he was signed by Pathe. 
Under that banner he has played featured roles 
in "Show Folks," "Geraldine." and is at pres- 
ent working on "Noisy Neighbors." 

QUILLAN, JOHN: b, Philadelphia. Pa.. June 
25. 1906 ; h. 5 feet 7 inches ; black hair and 
brown eyes ; w, 128 i>ounds ; e. Our Lady of 
Mt. Carme! high school. St. Gabriel's college 
and private tutors ; stage training in vaudeville 
before he was five years old ; hy, baseball, 
swimming and football. Stage experience with 
the Quillan family and has appeared in Shubert 
shows in Philadelphia and Atlantic City : 
"Pierre of the Plains" at the Windsor Square; 
also in "The Rising Generation," written by 
his father during the war. Screen experience 
of one year and has appeai-ed in "Noisy Neigh- 
bors." titled "Finnegan's Ball." Also in a 
Vita phone selection with John, Marie and Joe. 

QUILLAN. JOSEPH: b. Glasgow. Scotland, 
July 27, 1884; h. 5 feet 7 inches; auburn hair 
and blue grey eyes ; w. 190 pounds ; p. Rose Ann 
Moore and James Quillan. non-professionals ; e, 
St. Joseph's college. Burnfries, and has been on 
the stage since he was 18 years old; m. Sarah 
Quillan, professional ; hy, boxing and baseball. 
In vaudeville since he was 18 years old. His 
first appearance in pictures was in Pathe' s 
"Noisy Neighbors." 

RANDOLF. ANDERS: b. Denmark. December 
18, 1876 ; h, 5 feet 11 inches ; brown-grey hair 
and grey-blue eyes ; w, 185 pounds ; p. non- 
professionals ; m, non-profeesional ; hy, none. 
Three years stage experience and 15 years 
screen. 

RAYMOND, JACK E.: r. n.. George Feder ; 
b. Minneajx)Iis, Minn., December 14, 1901 : h. 5 
feet 4 inches : brown hair and eyes ; w, 128 
pounds ; p, Jennie and Joseph Feder, non-pro- 
fessionals : e, Hagerstown. Md. : hy, golf and 
pinochle. Twelve years in vaudeville and musical 
comedy ; one year in stock in Dallas, Tex., and 
six months in stock in Los Angeles, Cal. Six 
years screen experience as assistant director on 
"The Last Command" for Paramount ; and in 
such roles as Bernie in "Sally of the Scandals," 
FBO; Bernie in "The Butter and Egg Man," 
First National; Snoopy Max in "Synthetic Sin." 
First National : the Barker in "Lonesome." Jake 
in "Melody of Love." Universal ; and Pinsky in 
"Younger Generation," Columbia. He also was 
cameraman for Universal's "The Kid's Clever." 

RICHMOND. WARNER P: b. Calpaper 
County. Virginia. January 11, 1895; h. 5 feet 
11 inches ; brown hair and blue eyes ; w, 170 
pounds : p, Emilie and William Richmond ; e. 
Virginia Military institute, Lexington, Va., and 
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. ; m. 
Felice Striker Rose, non-professional ; hy, horses 
and the autobiographical history of "The Foe 
of the Rebellion." Created leads in "The Eyes 
of Youth," Shubert show, and "Little Miss 
Brown" with Brady managing; supported stare 
in "As a Man Thinks" and "Indian Summer" 
with John Mason ; "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" 
with Charlotte Walker : "Misleading Lady" with 
Lewis Stone ; and in the Theatre Guild produc- 
tion of "John Ferguson." He has appeared in 
such pictures as "Tol'able David" with Richard 
Barthelmess: "Slide. Kelly. Slide." Metro-Gold- 
wyn-Mayer production with William Haines ; 
"'The Fire Brigade." Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer pro- 
duction with Charles Ray; "Chicago." Cecil B. 
DeMille production ; also in Warner Brothers 
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"THE PATRIOT" 

L HAVE ihuught a good deal about "The 
Palriol" since wrilinp. a \veek ago ihis morn- 
ing, the promise lo wrile more about it before 
pre.s;, lime for this i-^sue should come lo hand. 
In fact I have thought enough about it lo reach 
th. lii'cision thai thi?. was a bad idea. There is, 
after all, no point in Avriiing a great deal about 
;t picMire ^o good that everyone ought to see it. 
Tlir thing to be written about such a picture, 
ol>vfously, is merely a strong plea for each and 
every reader lo see it for himself. Any further 
di?cu>sion of such a picture, any lengthy de- 
scription or explanation of its merits, tends to 
dissipate the picture's power to imparl enter- 
tainment to the reader. I wish never to do a 
thing like that. 

\nil so I shall say but little more of "The 
Patriot." I shall merely repeat that anyone who 
believes that he is in the picture business — or 
out of it, anyone who thinks he knows all lliere 
is lo know about pictures — or nothing, anyone 
who lives by, of, for or because of motion pic- 
lures — or anyone who does not, should see ""The 
Patriot" because it is the best picture that any- 
one can go to see at this time. 



£^ PATRIOT 

EMIL JANNINGS 
FLORENCE VIDOR 

Uliere/sno doubt 
about itJannin^s is 
one of the Greatest 
actors ojrthis day.His 
interpretation of the 
mad Kin^ is flawless 
from the standpoint 
ofactirw. "srue Patriot" 

is one ^the^reatest 
pictures ever made. 

PRINCESS THEATRE . BUCHANMf .MICH- 




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nele." "Heart of Maryland." "The Retieeming 
Sin" and "Stark Mad." Amonp his other pic- 
tures are "Manhattan Madneas." "Fifty-Fifty" 
and "Big Brother." 

ROGERS. CHARLES (Bt'DDY): b. Olathe. 
Kan., August 13 ; h. 6 feet : black hair and eyos : 
w, 175 pounds; p. Maude and Bert Hem v 
Rogers, non-professionals ; e. Olathe high school. 
University of Kansas, and was trained for the 
screen in The Paramount Picture School ; by. 
music and gymnastics. Has appeared in^ such 
pictures as "Fascinating Youth," "Wings." "My 
Best Girl." "Get Y.our Man." "Abie's Irish 
Rose." "Varsity" and "Someone to Love." 

ROLAND, GILBERT: r. n., Luis Antonio 
Damaso De Alonso : b. Juarez. Mexico. December 
11, 1905: h, 5 feet 11 inches; black hair and 
brown ey^ ; w. 165 pounds; p. Mr. and Mrs. 
Francisco Alonso. non-professionals ; e, private 
schools in Mexico. He hats appeared in "The 
Plastic Age," "The Campus Flirt" in support 
of Bebe Daniels; "The Blonde Saint" for Firbt 
National ; in "CamiJle" as leading man for 
Norma Talmadge. First National picture; and in 
"The Dove" and "The Woman Disputed." also 
as leading man for Norma Talmadge, United 
Artists productions. 

ROLLINS. DAVID: b, Kansas City, Mo., 
September 2, 1909 ; h, 5 feet 10^^ inches ; brown 
hair and blue eyefi ; w. 135 pounds; p. non- 
professionals; e. Northwast high school, Kansas 
City, and Glendale high. Glendale. Cal.. college 
at Culver, Ind., and received his stage training 
in school : hy. riding, tennis, swimming, golf, 
hiking and motor boats. Has appeared in the 
following pictures: "High School Hero," directed 
by David Butler, juvenile; "Love Is Blonde." 
comedy, lead: "Win That Girl." with Sue Car- 
ol, lead ; "Air Circus," directed by Hawks, 
lead ; "Prep and Pep." directed by John Ford, 
juvenile ; "Our Daily Break." directed by Mui-- 
nau ; and Fox Movietone Follies ; all Fox pro- 
ductions. Also in Universal's "Thanks for the 
Buggy Ride," directed by William Seiter. 

ROMAN, FRANK: b. Granada. Spain. Sep- 
tember 25. 190y ; h. 5 feet 10 inches; black hair 
and dark brown eyes; w. 150 pounds; p, An- 
tonia Sierra and Ellas Roman, non-profession- 
als; e. High school in California and Dramatic 
school : not married ; hy, all outdoor sports. 
Stage experience of two years in stock. Screen 
experience since 1927 and has appeared in 
"Four Devils" and "The Veiled Woman." 

ROQUEMORE. HENRY: b. Marshall. Tex.. 
March 13. ISvSS ; h, 5 feet 6 inches; gray hair 
and dark eyet^ ; w, 222 povmds ; p, Mary Myers 
and John Lewis Roiiueniore. non-pi"ofessionals ; 
e, Palestine high ischool and the University of 
Texas ; m. Fern Enimett. professional ; hy, golf 
and riding. Stage exi>erience of 27 years con- 
sists of appearances in the following produc- 
tions: "Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway," 
"The Man on the Box," "Fair and Warmer." 
"The Traveling Salesman" and "When We Were 
Twenty-one." Screen experience consists of 
roles in such inctures as "The Wagon Show," 
**Sinners in Love" and "Stocks and Blondes." 

ROSS. CHURCHILL: r. n.. Ross Weigle : b. 
Lafayette. Ind.. January 29. 1901 ; h, 5 feet 7 
inches: blonde hair and blue grey eyes; w. 120 
pounds : p. non-professionals ; e. Jefferson high 
school and the Exeter Academy. New Hamp- 
shire ; not married ; hy, reading, writing and 
music. Played in the Little theatre. Indian- 
aix>lis, for a short time. He has appeared with 
F B O. First National and Paramount, and in 
"The Collegians" series for Universal. 

RUBEN. J. WALTER: b. New York City. 
August. 1899 ; h. 5 feet loVj inches : brown hair 
and eyes; w, 156 pounds; ji. Ruth Waltern and 
Max Rubens, non-professionals; e. DeWitt Clin- 
ton high school. New York City, and Columbia 
university ; received his stage training when but 
a child ; m. June Stevenson, non-professional ; 
by, dogs and ,jnze-fighting. Screen experience 
includes such pictures as "The Gay Retreat." 
"The Last Outlaw." "Shootin' Irons" and "Un- 
der the Tonto Rim" in 1927 ; and "The Vanish- 
ing Pioneer," "Fools for Luck," "Avalanche" 
and "Sunset Pass" in 192S. 

RUBIN. BENNY: b. Boston. Mass.. February 
2 ; h. 5 feet l^i^ inches; black hair and brown 
eyes ; w, 142 pounds ; p. non-professionals ; e. 
on stage ; m, professional ; hy. boxing, baseball 
and golf. Spent nine years in vaudeville ; two 
in burlesque and holds record for engagements 
at the Palace theatre. New York City, for a 
total of six weeks out of seven. Also first 
actor to be held over at the Capitol theatre. 
New York. Played in stock in New York, Bos- 
ton, Chicago and Portland, Me. With "Gay 



Paree" and "Half a Widow" company and long 
engagements in all large Eastern theatres. Sent 
for by Fox and started his screen career in 
"Daisies Won't Tell." Now under contract to 
Universal. 

SARGENT. LEWIS: b. Los Angeles. Cal., 
1904 ; h. 5 feet 9 inches ; light brown hair and 
gray-green eyes ; w. 150 pounds ; p, Elsa and 
Lewis Sargent, non-prof eesionals ; e. Issiacs 
Business college ; m. Pauline Buzzard, non-pro- 
fessional ; hy. fishing, hunting, boxing, riding, 
rowing, swimming, tumbling and driving. Stage 
appearances at the Glendale Community theatre 
in 1924. Screen experience consists of roles of 
Huck in "Huckleberry Finn" in 1919 ; the star 
in "Soul of Youth" for Paramount ; co-starred 
in "Just Around the Corner" in 1921 for Cos- 
mopolitan, New^ York ; starred in 15 one-reelei-s 
for Universal in 1923 ; Noah Claypool in "Oliver 
Twist" in 1924 for United Artists; Jimmy Cooke 
in "Racing Blood" series for R K O in 1928. 
Also had parte in "The River Pirate" and 
"Roadhouse" for Fox in 1928 : and in "The 
Godless Girl," a DeMille production. 

SCHILDKRAUT, JOSEPH: b. Vienna, Aus- 
tria, March 22; h. 5 feet 9^4 inches; black hair 
and eyes ; w. 146 pounds ; p. Mrs. Rudoli>h 
Schildkraut. father professional ; e. graduate of 
Mommsen college. Berlin, and Imi^erial Academy 
of Music in Vienna, and Academy of Dramatic 
Arts in New York ; m, Elise Bartlett, profes- 
sional ; hy. dogs, music and book collecting. 
Five years under Max Reinhardt in Berlin and 
Vienna, later starring for New York Theatre 
Guild in "Peer Gynt." "Firebrand," etc. He 
has been in pictures on and off for six years, 
appearing in such pictures as "King of Kings," 
"Road to Yesterday," "Heart Thief." "Forbidden 
Woman." "Tenth Avenue," "Show Boat." He 
is at present under contract to Universal. 

SEATON. SCOTT: b. Sacramento. Cal., 
March II, 1878; h. 5 feet 10*^ inches; gray 
hair and brown eyes ; w, 170 pounds ; p, Mary 




Cheefman and Horace Seaton. non-profe.ssional(s ; 
e, Oakland high school ; widower ; hy. automo- 
biles and theatres. Stage exi>erience includes 
traveling in stock for five years with James 
Neill ; in "Hills of California" with Frank 
Bacon ; and was starred in "What Hapiiened to 
Jones" with Harry Carson Clark. Screen ex- 
perience since 1926 as the father in "Wild 
Beauty" for Universal ; the Judge in "The 
Greyhound Limited," an audien. with Monte Blue 
for Warner Brothers; the colonel in "Leather- 
necks" for Pathe and in 14 pictures for Fox, 

SHELDON. GENE: r. n.. Eugene Hume; b. 
Columbus, O., February 1, 1908; h, 5 feet 8 
inches ; brown hair and hazel eyes ; w, 143 
pounds ; ji. Ada and C. R. Hume, non-profes- 
sionals ; e. West high school ; not married ; hy. 
music, football, investments, singing, swimming 
and track sports. Four years' stage training 
starting out at the age of 16 playing amateur 
dates in and around Columbus. O.. and finally 
joined a small musical comedy show, Ray nor 
Tehr & Company. Columbus ; later iilayed 24 
weeks with six peoide "flash" act : thence to a 
cabaret where he discovered accidentally that he 
could do comedy, s^oon after conceiving the act 
he is doing at the present time. Contemplates 
a contract with Hal Roach. 

SILLS. MILTON: b. Chicago. 111., January 
12 ; h, 6 feet IMj inches; brown hair and grey 
eyes ; w. 190 pounds ; p, Josephine Antoinette 
and William Henry Sills, non-professionals; e. 
Hyde Park high school, and the Univei-sity 
of Chicago, Chicago. III. : received his stage 
training as leading man in Belasco. Shubert, 
Frohman and Brady shows; m. Doris Kenyon. 
professional ; hy, tennis, horseback riding, chess, 
gardening, swimming and reading. Stage ex- 



jierience as leading man in "This Woman and 
This Man." Avery Hop wood production : "Just 
to Get Married," Clyde Fitch- Frohman produc- 
tion : "Governor's Lady," Belasco production ; 
"Law of the Land." "Panthea," Shubert i)ro- 
duction : "The Man Inside," Belasco produc- 
tion ; "Diplomacy." Gordon production, and also 
appeared in Shakespearean roles. Some of his 
more recent pictures are "The Barker," "Burn- 
ing Daylight." "The Crash." "The Hawk's 
Nest" and "The Valley of Giants."' 

SIMPSON. RUSSELL: b, San Francisco. Cal.. 
June 17, 1880 ; h, 5 feet 1 inch ; auburn hair 
and blue eyes ; w, 170 pounds ; p, Alice and 
William Simpson, non-professionals ; e, gradu- 
ate of grammar school, and received his stage 
training in stock in San Francisco and Seattle ; 
m. Gertrude Alter, formerly a singer ; hy, carv- 
ing and working in wood and iron. On the 
stage he api)eared in the road shows of "Quincy 
Adams Sawyer." "York State Folks" and "Right 
of Sword" : also with Henry Savage in "The 
College Widow" ; in David Belasco's "The Girl 
of the Golden West" and "What's Wrong" ; 
and with Klaw & Erlanger's "The Count of 
Luxembourg." He has had various roles in such 
pictures as "The Barrier." Lubin production ; 
"Tates Boomerang," World film ; "Blue Jeans." 
Metro pro<luction ; "The Brand." "Beauty Pulls 
the Strings" and "Godless Men," Goldw^yn pro- 
ductions ; "The Virginian," B. P. Schulberg 
production ; "The Girl of the Golden West." 
Edwin Carewe ; "Annie Laurie" and "Trail of 
"98," Metro-Gold^\'yn-Mayer ; and in Tiffany- 
Stahl's "Wild Geese." 

SIDNEY. GEORGE: r. n., Sammy Greenfield: 

b. Hungary, March 15. 1878; h, 5 feet 3 inches; 
dark brown hair and eyes: w, 190 pounds; p. 
Esther Blerch and Nathan Greenfield ; not mar- 
ried ; hy, amusements. Thirty years' stage ex- 
perience, appearing in "Busy Issy" for 14 yeais. 
in "Welcome, Stranger" and in "Give and 
Take." Has appeared in such screen successes as 
"Potash and Perlmutter," "The Cohens and 
the Kellys," "Prince of Pilscn," "Auctioneer," 
"We Americans." "Lost at the Front," "Life 
of Riley" and "Millionaires." 

SMALLEY, PHILLIPS: r. n.. Wendell Phil- 
lips Smalley ; b. Brooklyn, N. Y.. August 7. 
1875: h, 6 feet; brown hair and eyes; w, ISO 
pounds ; p, Phoebe Garnaut { adopted daughter 
of Wendell Phillips) and George Washington 
Smalley, non-prof es.sionals ; e. Balliol college. 
Oxford university. Harvard university and 
Harvard Law school ; m. Phyllis Lorraine 
Ephlin. professional : hy, books, water colors, 
tennis, riding, glass and china. Stage api>ear- 
ances were with Mrs. Fiske in "Mirando of the 
Balcony," "Little Italy," "Divorcons," "Tess of 
the d'Urbervilles." "Captain Mally," and 
"Hedda Gabler" about two years; three years in 
"Why Girls Leave Home" ; one year with 
Bertha Gallande in "Return of Eve" ; and two 
years with Dust in Farnum in "The Squaw 
Man." Also with Raymond Hitchcock in 
"Galloper" and "Yankee Tourist" for three 
years : and with Macloon & Albei-tson, Los An- 
geles playhouse, in "The Goose Hangs High," 
"Cradle Snatchers." "Young Blood," and "Door 
Mat," taking the lead in the latter two. He 
has starred, directed and produced 350 pictures 
in conjunction with Lois Weber; spent seven 
yeans with Universal ; two years with Bosworth. 
inc. : four with the Rex Company : one \\nth 
the New York Motion Picture Company ; and 
one and one-half years with Gaumont Talking 
Pictures as star and director with Lois Weber. 

SMITH. STANLEY: b. Kansas City. 1905: 
h, 6 feet ; fair haired and blue-grey eyes ; w, 155 
pounds : p. non-profe.ssionals ; e. high school in 
Hollywood and in Kansas City ; received his 
stage training in high school amateur per- 
formances. Stage experience consists of ap- 
pearances as the juvenile role in "Kiki :" the 
shell-shocked lieutenant in "What Price Glory" 
on road tour, starting in San Francisco and 
extending to Canada and the East ; followed by 
two years in stock- fir.st in the Brandeis thea- 
tre. Omaha, and then at Houston. Tex., playing 
juvenile leads exclusively. Intended to go on 
with the legitimate stage, and had already made 
plans to appear in "The Royal Family." star- 
ring Charlotte Walker at the Geary theatre, San 
Francisco, opening September 16. when he was 
seen by Paul Bern and immediately signed. 
He will appear in his first screen venture in 
the very near future, following his engagement 
in "The Royal Family." 

SOJIN. KAMIYAMA: h, Sendai, Japan, Jan- 

uai-y 30. 1891; h. 5 feet 9 inches; black hair 
and brown eyes ; w. 140 ix)unds ; p. Uraji 
Tsunogawa and Goro Kamiyama. non-profes- 
sionals : e. at Daini Chugaku. Miyagi. Waseda 
univei«ity in Tokyo, and received his stage 
training at the Imperial theatre in Tokyo : m. 
Ura Mita. professional ; hy, hunting and fishing. 
In his 20 years on the stage he has taken vari- 
ous parts in Shakespeare's plays such as Shylock 
in "The Merchant of Venice," Hamlet in "Ham- 
let." Macl>eth in "Macbeth," and Othello in 
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ISynthetic Jin" 

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With Dorothy MacKaill &'JacK Mulhall 
ofConnne Griffith in 

'^'Outcast" 
"Prisoners " 

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"Faust"; in Ibsen 'f^ "A Leading; Port" and other 
Ibsen Inlays ; was leading' man in Tolstoy's 
"Resurrection" ; also produt-ed, directed and ap- 
peared in more than 100 hiph class dramas 
pretsented for the first time on the Japanese 
sta^e. Five years' screen experience appearing 
as the Mongolian prince in United Artiets "The 
Thief of Bagdad" and as Daman, the pirate 
chief, in "The Rescue" : as Lee Tai, the Chinese 
millionaire, in "East of Suez"; Sadik, the Jew- 
ish jeweler, in "The Wanderer" ; the Sultan, in 
"The Lady of the Harem" ; also appearing in 
"Something Always Happens" for Paramount; 
the fortune teller, in "The Sea Beast " ; head of 
the Chamber of Commerce, in "Old San Fran- 
cisco" ; the spy of Spain, in "Across the 
Pacific"; as Yoy, the Chinese Mandarin, in 
"City of Sin" for Warner Brotherti ; the leader 
of the bandits, in "Eve's Leaves" for DeMille ; 
the Persian prince, in "King of Kings" ; Sadik 
Lama, in "The Devil Dancer" ; as English 
Charlie, in "The Road to Mandalay" ; the Lama 
priest, in "Foreign Devils" ; the Chinese general, 
in "Telling the World. In the following First 
National pictures he took parts of the Arabian 
sheik, in "All Aboard" with Johnny Hines ; the 
Chinese general, in "The Hawk's Nest." and 
the Sultan, in "Seven Footprints to Satan" ; 
also appearing as the Chinese ambassador, in 
"Diplomacy" ; the Chinese Mandarin, in "Streets 
of Shanghai" for Tiffany-Stahl : Chinese detec- 
tive, in "The Chinese Parrot." Universal pic- 
ture ; the witch doctor, in "The Tropic Mad- 
ness," FBO; and a& Billy, the butler, in "The 
Bat." 

SOMERSET, PAT: b. Scotland. February 28. 
1897; h, fi feet; reddish brown hair and blue 
eyes ; w, 160 pounds ; p. Miss Harvey and Ad- 
miral Berkley Holme Sumner, non-professional ; 
e, Harrow, Sandhurst, England, and received his 
stage training under Sir Gerald De Maurier ; 
m, Shelby Worrall, non-professional : hy, swim- 
ming, tennis and boating. Stage experience in- 
cludes appearances in "Interference." "Mid 
Channel," "Irene." "The Dancers," "Orange 
Blossoms" and "The Outsider." Screen experi- 
ence includes appearances in "Mother Machree" 
and "From Headquarters." 

SPEAR, HARRY: b. Los Angeles, Cal., De- 
cember 16. 1921; h. 49 inches; light brown 
hair and blue eyes ; w. 62 pounds ; p. grand- 
mother was on the stage for 30 years, playing 
mother parts in pictures ; grandfather "was stage 
manager for Frohman in 1895. also stage man- 
ager for Ethel Barrymore and Henry Miller; 
e. in school on Hal Roach lot with Mrs. Fern 
Carter, supervised by Los Angeles boaid of edu- 
cation : hy, training animals, has a family of 
13 white rats and two dogs. Started in pic- 
tures when three years old with Big Boy at 
Educational. Has worked with Rod LaRocque, 
"Smith Family" ; comedies on Mack Sennett lot. 
and with Buck Jones at Fox. Now under con- 
tract to Hal Roach in "Our Gang." 

ST. ANGELO, ROBERT: b. Elena. Italy. May 
7 : h. 6 feet 1 inch : coal black hair and brown 
eyes ; w, 185 pounds ; p, Charles St. Angelo ; 
hy, tennis, swimming and sketching. Received 
his first bit in the Fitzmaurice production "To 
Have and to Hold"; then worked for a year as 
an extra playing in "Adam's Rib," "Man- 
slaughter" and "The Ten Commandments" ; also 
appeared in "As a Man Desir«5." His first real 
part was in "The King of Kings" in which he 
did so well that he was put under a long term 
contract. Since then he has played various 
roles in "Turkish Delight," "Chicago" and 
"Craig's Wife.' His latest will be in Pathe's 
first 100 per cent talking picture "The Missing 
Man." 

ST. JOHN. AL: b, Santa Ana, Cal.. Septem- 
ber 10 ; h, 5 feet 8 inches ; blonde hair and blue 
eyes; w, 140 pounds; e. Santa Ana and Los 
Angeles high schools, and received his stage 
training in San Francisco. Los Angeles and 
New York City : m. non-professional : hy. hunt- 
ing. Has spent four years in musical comedy 
and 15 years in pictures. 

STANTON, WILL: b, London. England. 
September 18, 1893 ; h. 5 feet 2 inches ; brown 
hair and eyes; w, 117 pounds; p. Emily 
Kempster and Henry Stanton, non-professionals ; 
e. private tutor, and St. Judes, London. Eng- 
land : m. Rosalind May. professional ; hy. golf, 
polo and cricket. He was on the stage for 20 
years appearing in music hall productions. Shu- 
bert's Winter Garden and vaudeville, finally 
succeeding Charlie Chaplin for a tour of Amer- 
ica. He has been in pictures for two years, 
three months with Hal Roach, also Quarter- 
master Bates in Gloria Swanson's "Sadie Thomp- 
son" ; then three months with Columbia. He 
also has appeared in the Fox Van Bibber com- 
edies, and in "False Colors.** 

STERN. LOUIS: b, New York City. January 
10, 1860: h. 5 feet 10 inches; grey hair and 
brown eyes ; w. 170 pounds : p. Carrie and 
Marcus Stern, professionals ; e. New York high 



schjol and the Co.umbia uni\e. sity ; m. Peggy 
Vv aid. pvotVss.onai ; hy, riding, motoring and 
tennis, opent 25 years on the stage and 17 in 
pictures. Has appeared in such pictures as 
"Humoresque." "The Road to Romance." "Lit- 
tle Wild Cat" and "Where East Is East." 

STOCKDALE. CARL: b, Worthington. Minn.. 
February 19. 1S74 ; h, 5 feet U^ inches; brown 
hair and blue-grey eyes ; w, 152 i>ounds ; p. 
Melissa Shremaker and William Stockdale. non- 
professionals ; e, Minnesota high schol and the 
University of North Dakota : stage training of 
15 years; not married; hy, outdoor si>orts. Stage 
experience in stock and roadshows in the East 
and in Western stock in Portland, Ore., and 
at the Alcazar theatre in San Francisco. En- 
tered pictures in 1912 with the old Essanay 
Film Company ; then with D. W. (iriflith for 
three y?ars and is now free-lancing. Has art- 
Iieared in such pictures as "Intolerance," "Oliver 
Twist" for Paramount, and in "Oliver Twist" 
with Jackie Coogan. Also in "The Carnation 
Kid" and "The Terror," Warner Brothers talk- 
ing pictures and has just finished an audien for 
Christie*.-^. 

STONE, GEORGE: b. Lodz, Poland, 1903; 
h. 5 feet 0^2 inches; brown hair and eyes; w, 
110; pounds: p. mother deceased; father, Morris 
Stone, non-professional : e, Polish college : not 
married ; hy, golf, squash and tennis. Stage 
experience (all in the East) appearing in Shu- 
bert's "Artists and Models" for two and one- 
half years, with the Winter Garden Revue and 
in vaudeville. Screen experience includes vari- 
ous roles in "Seventh Heaven." "State Street 
Sadie." "Tenderloin." "Brass Knuckles," 
"Naughty Baby." "Weary River," "The 
Racket" and "Walking Back." 

STRAUSS, WILLIAM H.: b. New York City. 
June 13. 1885; h. 5 feet 4 inches; iron grey 
hair and dark grey eyes ; w, 140 pounds ; p. 
Anna and Jacob H. Strauss, no n -professionals ; 
e. City College of New York ; no stage train- 
ing ; m. Elizabeth M. Babcock, professional. 
Thirty years' stage experience in stock, vaude- 
ville and Broadway productions; stage director 
for 10 years. Eight years of screen experience 
consists of roles in "North Wind's Malice," 
"Magic Cup," "The Barricade." "Solomon in 
Society." "Skinner's Dress Suit," "Private Izzy 
Murphy," "Rubber Tires," "Ankles Preferred." 
"For Ladies Only," "Sally in Our Alley." 
"Shamrock and the Rose." "The Rawhide Kid," 
"So This Is Love." "The Ghetto." "Do Your 
Duty." and "Abie's Irish Rose." 

STUART. NICK: b. Roumania. April 10; h. 
5 feet 9 inches ; black hair and brown eyes ; 
w, 154 pounds : p. Helen and George Brata. non- 
professionals : e. Dayton. O., night school ; hy, 
golf, swimming and tennis. Screen experience 
consists of roles in such pictures as "Tripping 
Through Europe." "The River Pirate." "The 
News Parade" and "Girls Gone Wild." 

SUTHERLAND, DICK: h. Benton. Ky.. De- 
cember 23 ; h, 6 feet, brown hair and blue eye.^ ; 
w. 240 pounds ; p. Nannie Johnson and William 
Sutherland, non-professionals ; two years' stage 
training in vaudeville ; m. Verba Hutchinson, 
non-professional ; hy. motoring, mechanics, dogs 
and radio. His screen experience covei'S a 
period of nine years in which time he has ap- 
peared in such pictures as "Sailor Made Man," 
"firandma's Boy." Lloyd Hamilton Comedies, in 
"The Beloved Rogue" with John Barrymore, 
and in "Quicksands" with Richard Dix. Para- 
mount picture (Hawks-Morosco) ; also with 
Renee Adoree and Lew Cody in Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer productions. 

SWAIN, MACK: b. Salt Lake City. Utah, 
February 16. 1876; h. 6 feet 2 inches; blonde 
hair and green eyes ; w, 300 pounds ; p. Inga- 
borg Jensen and Robert H. Swain, non-profes- 
sionals ; e. public school. Salt Lake City, and 
has had 22 years' stage training, in vaudeville, 
minstrel, comedy -drama and musical comedy : 
m. Cora King, ex-professional ; hy. golfing, in- 
venting and likes to putter with mechanics. 
Stage experience in "Around the World in SO 
Days." "Human Hearts" and "Brown's in 
Town." Screen experience with Charles Chaplin 
in "The Gold Rush ;" Mack Sennett for many 
years ; and in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'* and 
"The Cohens and Kellys." 

TOOKER. WILLIAM H. : b. New York City: 
h. 5 feet 11 inches; nearly white hair and dark 
blue eyes ; w, 173 pounds ; p. Mr. and Mrs. 
John Wood Tucker, non-professionals ; e. high 
school. New York City, and Polytechnic college. 
Brooklyn ; not married ; hy. riding and singing. 
Started on the stage with singing roles in light 
and grand opera ; with Belasco for six years 
and Charles Frohman for 11 ; also in "The 
American Tragedy." Eight years' screen ex- 
perience and has appeared in such pictures as 
"Why Girls Go Wild" and "Romance of the 



Underworld," Fox ; "The Bellamy Trial" and 
"The Scarlet Lettei'," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; 
"Black White Sheep" and "The Night Watch." 
for First National, and in "The Whip." 

TOOMEY. REGIS: b. Pittsburgh. Pa.. August 
13, 1902; h. 5 feet 11 inches; light brown hair 
and grey-green eyes; w, 158 pounds; p. Marie 
Ellen Donnelly and Francis X. Toomey. non- 
professionals ; e. Peabody high school. Univer- 
sity of Pittsburgh, and I'eceived his stage train- 
ing at the Carnegie Institute of Technology ; m. 
J. Kathryn Scott, professional ; hy. all athletics 
and biographical and historical readings. Five 
years on the stage with "Rose Marie" as Jim 
Kenyon ; "Is Zat So" as Chick ; "The Fall Guy" 
as Danny ; "Little Nelly Kelly" as Jerry Con- 
voy ; (England) "Twinkle Twinkle" as Harry, 
the waiter ; "So This Is Love" as the electrician ; 
and "Hit the Deck" as Battling Smith." He is 
now api>earing in United Artists' feature pro- 
duction, "Nightstick," with Roland West direct- 
ing. 

TORRENCE, ERNEST: b. Edinburgh. Scot- 
land, June 26 : h, 6 feet 4 inches ; brown hair 
and eyes ; w, 210 pounds ; p, Jessie Bryce and 
Henry Torrence Thayson, non-professionals : t, 
Edinburgh academy, and leceived his stage 
training at the Royal Academy of Music, Lon- 
don ; m. Elsie Reamer, professional ; hy, music 
and golf. Stage experience at the Savoy the- 
atre in Lindon for ten years with "The Only 
Girl" and "The Night Boat." Screen experi- 
ence consists of various roles in "Torabie 
David," "The Covered Wagon." "The Hunch- 
back of Notre Name." "Peter Pan," "King- of 
Kings," "Fighting Coward." "Ruggles of Red 
Gap." "Twelve Miles Out" and "Bridge of San 
Luis Rey." 

TRAVERS. RICHARD C. : b. Hudson Bay 

Post. Northwest Territory, Canada, April 15, 
1890 : h, 6 feet ; black hair and brown eyes ; w. 
190 pounds; p. Mary James and John Campbell 
Tibb, non-professionals ; e. St. Andrews Junior 
high school. Toronto, Ont.. Canada, and St. 
Andrews college, Glasgow, Scotland ; not mar- 
ried ; hy, golf, sketching, hunting, fishing and 
sailing. Stage experience with Keith Proctor 
stocks. New York and Philadelphia : Poll's stock. 
Pennsylvania and New England ; "Girls," a 
Shubert production ; "Round Up." a K and E 
production ; "Paid in Full." Wagenholz and 
Keyser, and in "Alias Jimmy Valentine." Screen 
experience with Lubin and Essanay Film com- 
panies in Chicago, starred and featured for 
seven years. After the war he returned to pic- 
tures and has been free-lancing since, appearing 
in "The White Sister." "In the Palace of the 
King," "The Covered Wagon." "The Man 
Trail," "Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines," 
in Mai-y Roberts Rinehart's "Fish" series, and 
in George Ade's Fables. 

TRYON, GLENN: b. Julietta, Idaho, August 
2 ; h, 5 feet 10 inches ; black hair and hazel 
eyes ; w. 165 pounds ; p, non-professionals ; e. 
Polytechnic high. Los Angeles, and received his 
stage training on the road, in stock and tent 
shows all over the country ; m. non-professional ; 
hy. hunting, fishing, pipe collecting, reading, 
plays and pictures. He made his first stage 
appearance at the old Auditorium stock com- 
pany in Spokane, Wash., in supi)ort of the fa- 
mous Jessie Shirley and (leorge McQuarrie. later 
playing low comedy with Horace Murphy's come- 
dians in a muchly moved tent show. He also 
aiipeared with two medicine shows. He has 
played over 200 plays, the last of which wai 
George Scarborough's Chin&^e drama, "The Son 
Daughter." produced in New York by David 
Belasco and in Los Angeles by Fred Butler. 
In the picture industry for five years, he has 
played in "The White Sheep." "The Battling 
Orioles." "The Poor Nut." "Painting the Town." 
"A Hero for a Night," "How to Handle 
Women" and "Lonesome." 

VARCONI, VICTOR: b, Kisvard. Hungary, 
March 31 ; h. 5 feet 10 inches : brown hair and 
eyes ; w ISO pounds ; p. Heinrich Varconi. 
farmer near Budapest ; e. grammar school in 
Budapest and commercial college : received his 
stage training at Sfinmyveszeti Academi 
(meaning Actor Art High School). Stage ex- 
perience consists of appearances in "Lillian" 
and "The Wolf ;" principal triumphs were as 
"Romeo." "Marc Antony," "Hamlet" and as 
Richmond in "King Richard III ;" secured an 
engagement with the National theatre, Budapest. 
which is the highest success to come to an 
Hungarian actor. First screen experience in 
Budapest ; then to Berlin and joined Ufa : 
made "Sodom and Gomorrah" in Vienna. Signed 
by DeMille and made his first American appear- 
ance in pictures in "Triumph ;" also played in 
"Changing Husbands'* and "Feet of Clay** for 
Paramount; returned to Europe (1924-25) and 
made "The Dancers" and "Last Days of 
Pompeii :" returned to the United States and 
totik the part of Prince Dmitri in "The Volga 
Boatman ;" that of Pontius Pilate in "King of 



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Kings ;" and appeared in "Chicago." "Tenth 
Avenue," "The Angel of Broadway" and "The 
Divine Lady." 

VEIDT, CONRAD: b, Berlin, Germany. Jan- 
uary 22 : h. 6 feet 2 inches : black hair and 
eyee ; w, 165 jxtunde : e, Berlin high echool, 
and received his stage training on the stages all 
over Europe: ni, non-professional: hy. motoring, 
sailing and reading . He was a pupil of Max 
Reinhardt and played on the stage with Emil 
Jannings. Arthur Basserman, Werner Krauss 
and Paul Weigel : also appeared in stock in 
Germany and Austria. Among his picturet^ are 
"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." "Three Wax 
Works," "Lady Hamilton." "Lucrezia Borgia," 
"Brothers Schellenberg." "Prince Cuckoo," 
"Henry IV." "The Student of Prague." "The 
Beloved Rogue." "A Man's Past." "The Man 
Who Laughs." "Erik the Great." the last four 
being American made pictures. 

VERNON, BOBBY: b. Chicago. 111.. March 9. 
1S97 ; h. 5 feet 2 inches: light brown hair and 
blue eyes: w, 145 iK)unds ; p, Dorothy Vernon, 
professional : e, San Francisco high school ; m. 
Angela Vernon ; hy, yachting. He started his 
stage career at the age of 11 with Kolb and 
Dill, entering pictures five years later at the 
age of 16. He has been with Universal, Ben- 
nett and Christie, his latest comedy being "Foot^ 
loose Wimmen." 

WASHBURN, BRYANT: b. Chicago. 111.. 
April 2S ; h. 5 feet 11 inches; brown hair and 
eyes ; w, 160 pounds : p. Metha Catherine John- 
son and Bryant Washburn, non-professionals : 
e. Lake View high school : not mari-ied : hy, golf. 
swimming and handball. Stage experience con- 



sists of appearances in "The Fighter." "The Re- 
mittance Man," "The Great John Ganton." and 
"The Wolf ;" and in stock for 13 weeks, 
Toronto : and 12 weeks in Wilmington. Screen 
experience includes roles in such picturet; as 
"Skinner's Stories;," "The Prince of Grauetark," 
"It Pays to Advertise." "Six Best Sellers." 
"What Happened to Jones." "Too Much John- 
son." "Mi-s. Temple's Telegram," "The Way of 
a Man with a Maid." "Why Smith Left Home." 
"Breakfast at Sunrise." "Honeymoon Flat," 
"Beware of Widows." "The Love Thrill" and 
"Nothing to Wear." 

WHEEZER : r. n., Bobby Hutchins ; b, 
Tacoma. Wash., March 29, 1925 : light brown 
hair and blue eyes; p, Constance Roe and 
James Arthur Hutchins, non-professionals : hy, 
writing. Started screen career when but 21 
months old, with a small part in Buster Brown 
comedies for Stern Brothers. He is now under 
long term contract to Hal Roach in "Our 
Gang." 

WILBER. ROBERT: b. Louisville. Ky.. May 6, 
1S97 : h, 6 feet 1 inch ; dark brown hair and 
eyes: w. ITS pounds: p, professionals: e, Roan- 
oke. Va.. high school ; hy. professional dancing, 
classical and eccentric. Stage experience of 
four years with C. M. Nutt stock. Screen ex- 
perience appearing in "The Last Command," 
Paramount production : "Stool Pigeon," Colum- 
bia production; "Wilderness Patrol." Bischoff 
production ; "The Gate Crasher," Universal pro- 
duction ; "Speak Easy" (aud'ent. Fox produc- 
tion, and "Haunted" and "Dynamite." Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer audiens. 

WILUAMS. BIG BOY: r. n.. Quinn Wil- 



liams; b, Decatur, Tex.. April 26. 190ii ; h, 6 
feet 2 inches : curly blonde hair and grey eyes ; 
w. 200 pounds ; p, Quinn Williams, United 
States congressman from Texas ; e. Military 
schools in Decatur, Tex., and the Texas uni- 
versity ; hy. riding, swimming, golf and roping. 
He started as an extra in 1919 in "Almost a 
Husband" tor Gold^vyn : starred later in about 
36 independent productions. Westerns, for A I 
Film Corporation ; then with Rogers for two 
years. He has appeared in such pictures as 
"Rex. King of Wild Horses," "Quarantined 
Rivals," "Brown of Harvard." "Slide, Kelly. 
Slide." "Burning Daylight," "V^amping Venus." 
"Black Cyclone," "The College Widow," "Noah's 
Ark." "My Man" and "Our Daily Bread." 

WOODRUFF. BERT: b, Peoria, 111., April 
29, 1856 ; h. 5 feet 6 inches ; gray hair and blue 
eyes; w, 170 pounds: p, Hannah R. and William 
A. Woodruff, non-professionals ; e, Peoria. III., 
schools and received his stage training in dra- 
matics and vaudeville, Peoria ; m. Hattie M. 
Sprague, non-professional ; hy. making money. 
He entered the theatrical profession in 1876 in 
minstrels, continuing for two years ; then toured 
until 1882 : and entered vaudeville in Peoria 
continuing in same house for seven years doing 
an Irish act (1889 to 1891). Also manager of 
theatres in Davenport, la. ; Sheboygan. Wis. ; 
Chicago, III.: Springfield. 111., until 1904: then 
went to California with a carnival company. 
Entered pictures in 1916 with D. W. Griffith, 
appearing in "Jim Bludson." "Veteran Sin- 
ners." "Children of Dust." "Flaming Gold." "The 
Barrier." "The Fire Brigade." "Spring Fever." 
"Speedy." "Masked Money," "The Awakening:" 
in nine pictures with Charles Ray. and many 
others. 



DIRECTORS 



ARZNER, DOROTHY : b, San Francisco. 
Cal. ; h, 5 feet 4 inches : brown hair and blue 
eyes ; w, 116 pounds ; e, Marlborough School 
for Girls and the University of Southern Cali- 
fornia; not married. Miss Arzner impressed 
William DeMille by her interest in motion pic- 
tures when she visited the studio in 1920. and 
he obtained a iK>sition for her as stenographer 
in the scenario department. Later she became 
script clerk, film cutter for James Cruze, and 
then scenario writer. She has directed "Fash- 
ions for Women" starring Esther Ralston; "The 
Ten Modern C^ommandments" with Esther 
Ralston: "Get Your Man" with Clara Bow, and 
"Manhattan Cocktail" with Richard Arlen and 
Nancy Carroll. 

BEAUDINE. WILLIAM: b. New York City. 
January 15. 1892; h, 6 feet 1% inches; brown 
hair and blue eyes : w, 160 i>ounds ; p. Ella 
Moran and William H. Beaudine. non-profes- 
sionals : e, Morris high school. New York City ; 
no stage training : m. Marguerite Fleischer, 
non-professional ; hy, his four children, hunt- 
ing and golf. Beaudine was with Biograph 
(1904-14); Kalem (1914-16); Universal (1916- 
17) ; Triangle (1917-18) ; Christie (1918-22) : 
Goldwyn (1922-23) : Warner Brothers (1923-27) : 
Universal (1927), and First National (1928). 
He has directed such pictures as "The Narrow 
Street." "Boy of Mine" and "Little Heroes" 
for Warner Brothers; "Penrod and Sam," "The 
Life of Riley," "Do Your Duty" and "Heart to 
Heart" for First National : "Little Annie 
Rooney" and "Sparrows," with Mary Pickford, 
for United Artists : "That's My Baby" and 
"Hold That Lion." with Douglas MacLean. and 
"The Canadian," for Paramount: "Frisco Sally 
Levy" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; and "Too 
Many Women" ("The Irresistible Lover"), 
"Give and Take" and "Home James" for Uni- 
versal. He is a freelance director at present, 
directing Madge Bellamy in "Exiles" for Wil- 
liam Fox. 

BELL. MONTA: b. Washington. D. C, Feb- 
ruary 5 ; h. 6 feet 3 inches : dark brown hair 
and blue eyes : w, 175 ixiunds : p, lone and 
William Bell, non-professionals: e. Eastern high 
school and public schools; stock actor for two 
years ; hy, theatre. 

BERN. PAUL: b, Wandsbeck, Germany, De- 
cember 3. 1889 ; h. 5 feet 6 inches ; brown hair 
arid hazel eyes ; w, 140 pounds ; p, Henriette 
Hirsch and Julius Le\-y, non-professionals ; e, 
imblic schools. New York City, and received his 



stage training at the American Academy ot 
Dramatic Arts, New York City: not married. 
Has been an actor, stage manager and director 
of theatrical productions from 1911 to 1915. 
Screen experience as director of "Open All 
Night," "The Dressmaker from Paris" and 
"The Flower of Night." Executive with Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer from November, 1926 to August. 
1928. Producer with Pathe from August. 1928. 

BRICE, MONTE: b. New York City, 1895; h, 
5 feet 8 inches; brown hair and eyes: w, 150 
jiounds ; p. Katherine Maple and Stewart Miley 
Brice, non-professionals ; e. Indianapolis high 
school and Columbia university : received his 
stage training at the American Academy of 
Dramatic Arts in New York City; not married: 
hy, golf, prize fighting, travel and sports of 
all kinds. Eight years' stage experience. Screen 
exjierience as director of "Casey at the Bat" 
for Paramount, and wrote "Behind the 
Front." "We're in the Navy Now," "Hot 
News" and "The Fleet's In.'* 

BROWN, CLARENCE: b, Qinton, Mass., 
May 10. 1890 ; e. Knoxville. Tenn., high school, 
and the University of Tennessee. Knoxville, 
Tenn. : not married. The last 10 pictures di- 
rected by him are "The Acquittal," "The Signal 
Tower," "Butterfly." "Smouldering Fires," "The 
Goose Woman." "The Eagle," "Kiki." "Flesh 
and the Devil." "The Trail of '9S" and "A 
Woman of Affairs." 

CANNON, RAYMOND: b. Long Hollow. 
Tenn., September 1 ; h. 5 feet 10 inches : brown 
hair and eyes : w, 165 pounds : p. Sarah Bol- 
linger and Newton Cannon, minister ; e. Mili- 
tary academy. Sweetwater, Tenn., and the 
Baptist Seminary ; m. Fanchon Royer. profes- 
sional, publicist and producer : hy. football and 
the Chinese stage. Was with Roy Watson's 
company, dramatic stock, repertoire, and in 
vaudeville. Started at Knoxville, Tenn.. and 
toured through the South and Southwest. In 
stock at Long Beach and Bakersfield. Cal. 
Started screen career at Inceville Studio : then 
with Selig in "Adventures of Kathleen" and 
others ; thence to leads with Dorothy Gish, also 
assistant to D. W. Griffith. Has been with 
Ince, Goldwyn. Warner Brothers and First Na- 
tional Studios. Signed with Douglas MacLean 
to write scenarios and during this time wrote 
"The Yankee Consul," "Never Say Die" and 
"Introduce Me." With Buster Keaton and 
wrote "Go West :" one year at Universal and 
among his scenarios were "The Whole Town's 
Talking." "Taxi, Taxi" and "Fast and Furious ;" 
for Metroiwlitan, the adaptation of "The Re- 
juvenation of Aunt Mary ;" for Paramount, 
"Something Always Happens." Wrote and di- 
rected "Life's Like That," a Fanchon Royer 



production. Now under contract to Fox where 
he has already directed and written "Red Wine" 
and is now starting on his second featuie which 
is to be tragedy. 

CHAUTARD. EMIL: b. Avignon. France: h, 
5 feet 8 inches ; grey hair and blue eyes ; w, 
15" ijounds ; e, Paris high schools and Sorbonne 
university ; not married : hy, books and music. 
Stage experience for years as a director, and 
actor ; appeared in "Madame Sans Gene" as 
Napoleon. 1600 times, and in "Alias Jimmy 
Valentine" and many others. Screen experience 
as director of about 60 pictures in this country, 
among them being "The Haunted House," 
"Paris at Midnight," "The Love Mart," "Adora- 
tion" and "Times Square." 

CURTIZ. MICHAEL: b. Budapest, Hungary. 
December 24, 1888 ; h. 6 feet ; brown hair and 
blue eyes ; w. 155 pounds ; e, Markoczy high 
school, and the Royal Academy of Theatre and 
Art in Budapest ; hy, riding and golf. An 
actor and director at the Royal Hungarian 
theatre in Budapest. His screen experience 
consists of directing in Budapest. Vienna, Ber- 
lin. Paris, Copenhagen and Hollywood, covering 
a period of 14 years. He has directed 62 pro- 
ductions in all. 

DeMILLE. CECIL BLOUNT: b, Ashfield. 
Mass., August 12. 1881; h. 5 feet 11 inches; 
brown hair and eyee ; w, 176 pounds ; p, 
Mathilde Beatrice Samuel and Henry Churchill 
DeMille. playwrights ; e. Pennsylvania Military 
college, Chester, Pa., and received his stage 
training at the American Academy of Dramatic 
Arts. New York City ; m. Constance Adams. 
professional, August 16, 1902 ; hy, yachting, 
deep-sea fishing, archery and walking. De- 
Mille has been actor, playwright, manager and 
producer on the stage. He was an actor in 
"The Prince Chap," "Lord Chumley," "Hearts 
Are Trumps." "The Warrens of Virginia" and 
other plays ; author of "The Stampede." co- 
author of "The Northwest Mounted" and "The 
Return of Peter Grim" with David Belasco : 
connected with the legitimate stage until 1913. 
In 1913. he formed, with Jesse L. Lasky. the 
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Comjiany. later 
Paramount Famous- Lasky. In 1924 he became 
associated with Producers Distributing Corpora- 
tion, which later merged with Pathe Exchange, 
Inc. He is now a producer for Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer. The outstanding pictures of his career 
include "Carmen," "Joan, the Woman." "The 
Woman God Forgot," "The Whispering Chorus," 
"Old Wives for New." "Male and Female." 
"Why Change Your Wife," "Manslaughter," 
"The Ten Commandments." "The Volga Boat- 
man." "The Road to Yesterday." "King of 
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ture for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was "Dynamite" 
by Jeanie Macpherson. 

DeMILLE. WILLIAM: b. Washington. D. C. 
July 25. 1878; h. 5 feet 9>^ inches; brown and 
grey hair and brown eyes ; w, 155 pounds ; p, 
Beatrice and Henry C DeMille, father profes- 
sional ; e, Germany and the Columbia university. 
New York City ; stage training as a dramatise 
and producer in New York from 19ii2 to 1914 : 
m, Clara Beranger, professional ; hy, tennis and 
fishing. Is the author of "Strongheart." "The 
Warrens of Virginia," "The Woman" and many 
other plays and eketch^. Producer and direc- 
tor for Paramount, Pathe and Metro from 1914 
to 1929. Also author of various screen plays. 
His most recent pictures are "Tenth Avenue," 
"Craig's Wife" and "The Doctor's Secret." 

FLEMING, VICTOR: b. Pasadena. Cal.. Feb- 
ruary ; h, 6 feet 1 inch ; brown hair and dai'k 
grey eyee ; w. 180 pounds ; e, in public schools 
of Los Angeles ; not niarrie<I : hy, automobile 
driving, flying, fishing and hunting. Becamt 
cameraman with the American Studios in Santa 
Barbara. Also did camera and directorial work 
with Kalem. Griffith. Douglas Fairbanks. Fine 
Artfi, Artcraft, Talmadge productions. John 



lead in thi'ee mountain stories, namely, "A 
Mountain Elopement." "The Message of the 
Waters" and "His Reward." Joined the Fox 
organization in 1916, playing character and 
heavy roles supporting Valeska Surrat, Vir- 
ginia Pearson and other stare. Appeared in 
Pathe serials starring Pearl White. Also free- 
lanced with all the other well-known film com- 
panies until July. 1919. At this jieriod he wa ^ 
engaged by Universal to direct in its Foit Lee 
etudios. Remained with Universal for about 
two years; then directed "The Power Within." 
a feature, released by Pathe, and "The New 
Minister" starring Pauline Garon in the former 
and Muriel Kingston in the latter. Then di- 
rected a number of independent productions 
during 1922-23-24 ; also four productions in 
Florida during 1925, including "Down Upon the 
Swanee River," co-starring Charles Emmett 
Mack and Mary Thurnian, and "Shooting Stars" 
co-starring William Russell and Dorothy Knapp. 
Returned to Hollywood late in 1926 and directed 
a series of si^ecial two reelei-s for Paramount- 
Publix release. At present engaged by the 
Louisiana Academy of Motion Picture Arts, lo- 
cated near New Orleans, and is preparing a 
production schedule for the coming season. 

GRINDE, NICHOLAS: r. n., Harry A. 
Grinde ; b, Madison, Wis., January 12, 1894; h, 
6 feet ; brown hair and blue eyes ; w, 19(t 
pounds ; p, Anna and John Grinde, non-profes- 
sionals ; e, Madison high school and the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin. Has directed the follow- 
ing pictures for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, "An 
Eaual Chance," "Riders of the Dark," "Beyond 
the Sierras," "Morgan's Last Raid" and 
"Desert Law." 

HAWKS, HOWARD W. : b, Goshen. Ind.. May 
30. 1S96 ; h. 6 feet 1 inch : grey hair and blue 
eyes : w. 175 pounds ; p. Helen and Frank W. 
Hawks, non-professionals : e. Phillii^ Exeter 
academy. New Hampshire, and Cornell univer- 




Emerson productions. First National and Para- 
mount studios. During the world war he left 
pictures to serve with the intelligence depart- 
ment of the government, accompanying Presi- 
dent Wilson to Europe as chief photographer. 
Returned to Hollywood in 1919 and has since 
directed "Woman's Place," "Red Hot Romance," 
"The Lane That Had No Turning." "Anna 
Ascends," "Dark Secrets," "Law of the Law- 
less." "To the Last Man," "Call of the Canyon." 
"Empty Hands." "The Gods of the Sea," "A 
Son of His Father." "Adventure," "The Devil's 
Cargo," "Lord Jim," "The Blind Goddess," 
"Mantrap," "The Rough Riders." "The Way of 
All Flesh," "Hula." "Abie's Irish Rose" and 
"Wolf Song." 

FRENCH. WILLIAM; r. n., Lem F. Ken- 
nedy ; b, JasT>er, Tenn.. February 4, 1885 ; h, 
5 feet S^ inchee ; dark hair and grey eyes ; 
w, 174 pounds ; p, Margaret and Robert S. 
Kennedy, non-professionals ; e, Chattanooga 
Iiigh school and studied dramatic elocution for 
two years, prior to stage career ; m, Edith 
Alma Wolfe, non-professional ; hy, fishing, hik- 
ing and all clean, wholesome outdoor sports. 
Has never used liquor or tobacco in any form ; 
takes exercises daily in order to keep physically 
fit. Stage experience consists of 13 years in 
stock and vaudeville, his first stock engagement 
being with the Atlantic Stock company at the 
age of 17. Played Coast cities for several sea- 
sons ; thence to Southern and Western vaude- 
ville circuits in a ventriloquial act until 1914 ; 
also one season with a minstrel troupe and one 
with the side show of a two ring circus. Stage 
experience has been diversified and a bit color- 
ful. Deserted the stage for the screen in Jan- 
uary 1915, his first experience being with 
Southland Pictures, Inc., where he played the 



sity. New York ; m, Athole Shearer, non-pro- 
fessional ; hy, golf and aviation. No stage ex 
perience. Screen experience as director of 
"Fazil," "A Girl in Every Port," "The Air 
Circus," "Paid to Love" and "Cradle Snatch- 
ers." 

HILL, GEORGE W.: b. Kansas City. Kan.: 
h, 6 feet ^2 inch; dark hair and eyes; w, 2in 
pounds ; p, Isal Nancy and Herbert Boyd Hill ; 
e, Stanford university, Berkeley, Cal. ; hy, 
swimming and aviation. Started his picture 
career with D. W. Griffith as cameraman : then 
captain in the United States Ai-my during the 
war. Has directed such pictures as "The Lim- 
ited Mail." "Zander the Great." "Tell It to the 
Marines," "The Callahane and the Murphy s," 
"The Cossacks" and "The Flying Feet." 

HILL. R. F.: m. Port Rohen, Ont., Canada. 
April 14. 1S86: h. 6 feet ^ inch; white hair 
and black eyes ; w, 200 pounds ; p. Agnes 
Hawkny and James J. Hill, non-professionals : 
m, Rhi Galligher, professional ; hy, fishing and 
training parrots. Seven years with stock and 
road shows. Started working for Universal 
July 29, 1914. Has written "Almost a Hus- 
band." "Water. Water Everywhere," "Jubilo." 
"Upstairs" and "Doctor's Disagree." Directed 
Bill Desmond in "Shadows of the North" and 
"Breathless Moments ;" Herbert Rawlinson in 
"Jack O 'Clubs" and "Dark Stairways :" Laura 
LaPlante in "Crooked Alley." "Excitement," 
"Dangerous Blonde" and "Young Idea;^." 

HOFFMAN, RENAUD: b. Germany. 1900; h. 
5 feet 8 inches ; brown hair and eyes ; w. 140 
pounds : p. Wilhelm Hoffman, non-professional : 
e, in Europe, no stage training; m, non-profes- 
sional ; hy. art and language. His first con- 
tact with motion pictures came as the head of 
one of the largest slide companies in the coun- 



try, also illustrated titles. First picture directed 
was "Not One to Spare," his own production, 
in 1923 : then made "The Legend of Holly- 
wood," "The Unknown Soldier," "On the 
Threshold" and "Private Affairs" for Produc- 
ers Distributing corporation. He also produced 
a series of Gotham productions for release by 
Lumas Film Corporation, including "Woman 
and Gold." "Unmarried Wives," "The Over- 
land Limited," "One of the Bravest," "The 
Speed Limit" and a half dozen features star- 
ring the police dog, "Thunder." He is now 
making "The Climax" for Universal, a talking 
picture for which he also collaborated with 
Julian Josephson in writing the dialogue. 

KLEIN, CHARLES: r. n.. Charles Frederick 
Klein ; b, Andernach, Germany. January 28, 
1898 : h, 5 feet 10 inches; grey hair and blue 
eyes ; w, 160 pounds ; p, Elizabeth de Meurion 
and Edward Klein, non-professionals ; e. Ander- 
nach, Germany. University of Bonn. Germany, 
and received his stage training directing numer- 
ous college theatricals : m and div ; hy, flying, 
reading, writing and has had numerous short 
stories published in German magazines. After 
the war started iiroducing in Germany, later 
on developing talking pictures with Dr. Lee 
DeForest, who in 1921 and 1922 had a research 
laboratoi-y in Berlin. Came to the United 
States with DeForest in 1923 ; then to Holly- 
wood in 1926. Worked in various capacities as 
cameraman, writer and gagman. Then pro- 
duced Poe's "The Telltale Heart" as a two 
reeler in 19 shooting hours. This made a sen- 
sational artistic success and Fox signed him 
to direct "Blindfold" with Lois Moran and 
George O'Brien. He then was given a year's 
contract. Now shooting "White Silence" with 
Nancy Carroll, Josephine Dunn. Anders Ran- 
dolf and Myrtle Stedman. 

KNIGHTON. PERCY: b, Cismont. Va.. May 
14, 1898; h. 6 feet 1 inch; brown hair and eyes; 
w, 187 pounds: p, Fannie M. and Percy Wills 
Knighton ; e, Cismont high school and Drama 
League of Virginia ; not married ; hy. riding, 
hunting, swimming and flying. Played with a 
stock company for a few years and started hie 
screen career with William S. Hart in "The 
Border Wireless." After playing bits and parts 
for a few years he started writing and direct- 
ing. He directed such pictures as "Ridin' 
Wild" and "The Little Colonel" with Henry B. 
Walthall, as well as comedies. Played parts in 
the "Tower." "Into Her Kingdom" and "Sin 
Town" for Pathe: "Ben Hur" for Metro-Gold- 
wyn-Mayer; "The Only Thing," "Red Dice." 
"Her Man o'War." : .The Volga Boatman." and 
also in Educational comedies. 

LAMONT, CHARLES: b, San Francisco, 
Cal., May 5, 1898, in theatre dressing room; h, 
5 feet 5 inches ; brown hair and blue eyee ; w, 
145 pounds ; e, L'Eglise du Sacre Coeur, Paris, 
France, his stage training coming through three 
generations of show people ; m, Estelle Brad- 
ley, professional ; hy, reading, fishing, hunting 
and gardening. Has directed such pictures as 
"My Kid," "Bachelor Babies," "Navy Beans." 
"Come to Papa," featuring Big Boy ; "Com- 
panionate Service" and "Circus Blues." featur- 
ing Dorothy Devore ; "Brunettes Prefer Gen- 
tlemen" and "The Quiet Worker," featuring 
Jerry Drew ; "Monty of the Mounted" and "The 
Half Pint Hero." featuring Lupino Lane; "Live 
News" and "Wild Cat Valley," featuring 
Johnny Arthur, and "Yankee Doodle Duke." 
featuring Ralph Graves. 

LENI. PAUL: b, Stuttgart, Wurttemberg. 
Germany, July 8. 1885; h, 5 feet 1 inch; black 
hair and green eyes; w, 230 pounds; p, de- 
ceased ; e. German schools and in Berlin Uni- 
versity for Creative Arts (Bildende Kuenste) ; 
m. Lore Sello. ex-professional : hy. motion pic- 
tures. Did theatrical work since 1903 in Berlin 
and other European cities. Proprietor of Die 
Gondel. a theatre in Beilin. for some rime. 
Started working in pictures in 1910 for Vita- 
scope Union, Paul Leni productions and Ufa. 
Among his pictures are "The Man Who 
Laughs." "The Cat and the Canary" and "The 
Last Warning," all for Universal. 

LeROY, Mervyn: b, San Francisco, Cal., 
October 15; h, 5 feet t% inches; brown hair 
and blue eyes; w. 130 pounds; p, Edna Teeple 
and Harry M. LeRoy. non-professionals ; eight 
years in vaudeville and productions ; m, E<lna 
Murphy, professional ; hy. polo, tennis, golf and 
motion pictures. Directed such pictures as "No 
Place to Go." "Flying Romeos," "Harold Teen." 
"Oh Kay" and "Naughty Baby." 

LEE. ROWLAND V.: b, Findlay. O. ; h, 5 feet 
10 inches: light brown hair and blue eyes; w. 
160 pounds ; p, non-professionals ; e. Findlay 
high school and Columbia university : married ; 
hy. travel and study of screen technique. Studied 
drama at Columbia university ; then went on 
the stage in New York City following gradua- 
tion. Enlisted, and following the war came ■ 
to Hollywood to enter pictures, rooming with 
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goal and was first signed by Fox to direct 
"Havoc;" later "As No Man Has Loved." Then 
signed with Paramount. 

LEONARD. ROBERT Z. : b. Chicago. 111., 
October 7. 1X^(9 ; h. 6 feet 1 inch ; auburn hair 
and blue eyes ; w, 210 jjounds ; p, non-profes- 
sionals ; e. University of Colorado, Boulder, 
Col., and received his stage training in 1904 in 
a dramatic play and as a singer in quartet : 
m. Gertrude Olmstead, professional : hy, golf. 

LUBITSCH, ERNST: b. Berlin. January 28; 

h. 5 feet 7 inches; black hair and brown eyes; 
w, 142 pounds ; received his stage training under 
Max Reinhardt. While working as a clerk in 
his father's clothing store in Berlin he studied 
acting under Victor Arnold, a famous stage 
comedian. At 19, Arnold took Lubitsch to Max 
Reinhardt who gave him a small part. He 
remained with Reinhardt for two years, divid- 
ing his time between the stage and screen ; 
played his first screen role, a comedy part, in 
1913 : in 1918 he produced "Carmen," which 
was released in the United States under the 
title of "Gypsy Blood." This same year he pro- 
duced "Madame Du Barry," starring Pola Negri, 
which was relea^^ed in this country as "Pas- 
sion." He also produced "Deception," "The 
Loves of Pharaoh." "The Wildcat," "The Doll" 
and others. Thence to Hollywood to direct 
Mary Pickford in "Rosita." Has since made 
"Montmartre," "The Marriage Circle." "Three 
Women" and "Forbidden Paradise" in 1924 ; 
"Kiss Me Again" and "Lady Windermere's 
Fan" in 1925; "So This Is Marriage" in 1926; 
"The Student Prince" in 1927. and "The 
Patriot" in 1928. 

McLEOD, NORMAN Z. : b. Grayling, Mich., 
September ;jn. 1S98 : h, 5 feet 8 inches; grey 
hair and eyes; w, 156 iwunds ; p. Martha Ellen 
McLeod and Rev. W. E. Grayling, non-profes- 
sionals; e, three years of flying during the war. 
University of Washington, b.s. and m.s. de- 
grees ; no stage training ; ni, Evelyn War, non- 
professional ; hy, golf and fishing. Cartoonist 
for Christie and wrote comedy subtitles for 
nine yeare. Directed "Taking a Chance" for 
Fox. 

MENDES, LOTHAR : b. Berlin. Germany, 
May 19, 1894; h, 5 feet 7 inches: brown hair 
and blue eyes ; w. 140 pounds ; received his 
stage training with Max Reinhardt, Berlin 
Deutsche*^ theatre, and Burg theatre. Vienna : 
not married. Under Reinhardt in the Deutches 
theatre in Berlin ; theatre I D Koeniggraetzer- 
strasse; Burg theatre and Volks theatre in 
Vienna ; joined Reinhardt on leaving high 
school in Berlin. His greatest stage role was 
that of "Hamlet." He entered motion pictures 
in Berlin for Ufa after leaving the stage; di- 
rected inctures in Berlin where Robert T. Kane 
saw him and brought him to the United States 
to direct "The Prince of Tempters" for First 
National. His next was "Convoy" for First 
National ; then "A Night of Mystery" and "In- 
terference" for Paramount. 

NEILAN. MARSHALL (Mickey) : b. San 

Bernardino. Cal. ; h. 5 feet 9^^ inches ; dark 
brown hair and blue eyes ; w, 165 pounds ; e, 
public schools of Los Angeles and one year at 
Harvard Military academy ; ni, Blanche Sweet, 
professional. Directed "Take Me Home," "The 
Last Haul," "Taxi 13." "Fog" (just completed) 
for Herbert Wilcox ; and "Venus of Venice" for 
First National. 

NIBLO, FRED: b. York. Neb.. January 6; 
h, 6 feet ; brown hair and eyes ; w. ISO pounds ; 
p. non -professional ; e. York. Neb., public 
schools; m. Enid Bennett, ex-professionai ; hy. 
tennis. Toured every English speaking country 
as a stage star as well as a producer and di- 
rector of plays for 25 years. Starred in "Hit 
the Trail Holliday" and "Fortune Hunter." 
Altogether he has directed 52 pictures, but only 
15 in the last six years such as "Ben Hur." 
"The Temptress." "Mark of Zorro." "Three 
Musketeers." "Blood and Sand," "Camille," 
"The Mysterious Lady," "Dream of Love" and 
"Two Lovers." Now in preparation John Gil- 
bert's "Redemption." by Tolstoi, for Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer, a "talkie." 

REED, LUTHER: b. Berlin, Wis.; e, Beloit. 
Wis., Ethical Culture school. New York City 
and the Columbia university. Is the author 
of "Dear Me" produced by John Golden in 
1920 ; "The Scarlet Man" produced at Henry 
Miller theatre. New York City ; formerly, at 
various times, music, shipping and dramatic 
editor of the "New York Herald." In 1916 
wrote scenarios for Lasky. Later wrote titles 



for Universal. Went to France during Ihe 
world war as second lieutenant with the 77th 
division overseas, returning after the war to 
Hollywood and joined the Metro scenario de- 
jjartment where he remained one year ; also 
spent one year with Thomas Ince. In 1921 with 
William Randolph Hearst's Cosmojiolitan pro- 
ductions doing Marion Davies' screen stories in- 
cluding "When Knighthood Was in Flower," 
"Little Old New York." "Janice Meredith," 
"Yolanda" and "Zander the Great." In 1925 
went to Paramount as a scenario writer and 
within six months became a director, making 
"Ace of Cads" and "Evening Clothes." starring 
Adolphe Menjou ; "New York" with Lois Wilson 
and Ricardo Cortez ; "World at Her Feet" and 
"Honeymoon Hate" starring Florence Vidor ; 
"Shanghai Bound" starring Richard Dix ; and 
"Sawdust Paradise" starring Rsther Ralston. 
Loaned to Caddo to direct "Hell's Angels." In 
1928 went to Fox Films as supervisor. 

ROBERTS. STEPHEN: b. Summersville. W. 
Va.. November 23. 1895; h, 5 feet 6 inches; 
black hair .and brown eyes ; w, 140 pounds ; p, 
Vina B, and Dr. S. F. Roberts, non-profes- 
sionals ; e. Huntington and Wheeling, W. Va.. 
high schools and the Ohio State university. 
Columbus, O. ; m. Vee Eva Wolf, non-profes- 
sional ; hy. hunting and fishing. Assistant di- 
rector for one year with William S. Hart and 
Thomas H. Ince ; eight months for Fox. Di- 
rector for five and one-half years for Educa- 
tional. 

ROBERTSON. JOHN S. : b. Ontario. Can.. 
June 14. 187S ; h. 6 feet; brown hair and haztl 
eyes ; w, 200 pounds ; p. non-professionals ; 
e, public schools of Ontario, St. Thomas school. 
Western university ; on stage until 1914 ; m. 
Josephine Lovett. professional (writer). 

ROGELL. ALBERT: b. Oklahoma City. Okla.. 
August 21. 1901 : h, 5 feet 10l^ inches ; brown 
hair and blue eyes; w, 170 pounds; p. Fannie 
and Benjamin Rogell, non-profes- ionais ; e. hi,'!i 
school in Spokane. Wash., Washington Street 
college, and has had stage training: m. Marion 
Douglas, actress ; hy. tennis, outdoor sports, 
hunting and golf. Screen career of six yeais 
as director of "The Wanderer" and "The 
Spaniard" in 1925 ; "What Price Glory," 
"Lucky Ladv," ami "Lady of the Harem" in 

1926 : "Two Arabian Knights." "The Gorilla." 
"The Love Thrill" and "Cheating Cheaters" in 

1927 ; also directed "Shepherd of the Hills." 
"The Lone Wolf's Daughter." Ken Maynard of 
First National and an original series of the late 
Fred Thomson. 

SANTELL. ALFRED: b. San Francisco; e. 
San Francisco high school ; trained to be an 
architect, started writing stories on the side 
while working at it in Los Angeles office. Ad- 
vised by the manager of the Lubin comitany to 
give up his architectural cai'eer. he went to 
Coronado and wrote stories, designed sets and 
directed them ; also acted in a few. Later 
joined the American Film Company at Santa 
Barbara as scenarist and directed shoii comedies 
with Kalem, World Comedies, Joe Marl.n 
comedies and others ; then graduated into the 
feature field and has directed such stars a ^ 
Richard Barthelmess in "The Patent Leather 
Kid." "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come" 
and "The Wheel of Chance" ; Colleen Moore in 
"Orchids and Ermine"; "Corinne Griffith in 
"Classified ;" "The Gorilla," the mystery picture, 
and many others. Latest First National pic- 
ture was "Show Girl" with Alice White. 

SCHERTZINGER. VICTOR : b. Mahaway 
City, Pa.. 1S89 ; h, 5 feet 11 inches; brown hair 
and eyes ; w. 189 pounds ; p, non-professionals ; 
e. Philadelphia high school. Brown University. 
University of Brussels ; a concert violinist with 
Sembrich. Sousa. Prior, Calve and others; hy. 
music. In Europe for several years on the 
concert stage as violinist ; several years as or- 
chestra leader of New York musical comedies ; 
later leader of Belasco theatre orchestra in 
Los Angeles. He was the first man to write 
a musical score for pictures, the picture being 
"Civilization," a Thomas H. Ince production ; 
this led to directing. He has directed many 
successful productions, his most recent being 
for Paramount. 

ST. CLAIR. MALCOLM : b. Los Angeles. 
Cal. ; h. 6 feet 3 inches ; brown hair and blue 
eyes ; w. 165 pounds ; p. Norman St. Clair, non- 
professional ; e, Los Angeles high school : mar- 
ried. Worked for Sennett in comedies, then 
scenarios, then to Metro to direct Buster 
Keaton. Later directed H. C. Witwer's "Fight- 
ing Blood" series ; now with Paramount. 

SEDGWICK. EDWARD: b. Galveston. Texas. 
November 7. 1892; h. 6 feet; dark hair and blue 
eyes: w. 251 pounds: p. Josephine Walker and 
Edward Sedgwick, professionals: e. St. Mary*s 
university of Texas ; hy, song writing and ath- 
letics. Appeared in the legitimate production, 
"The Celebrated Case." in 1895, as child actor. 



Screen exi»eiience as director of "Live Wires,' 
and "Chasing the Moon" for Fox; "Do and 
Dare." "Broadway or Bust." "The Thrill 
Chasers." "Loriaine of the Lions" and "The 
Flaming Frontier." for Universal : and "Tin 
Hats." "Slide. Kelly, Slide," "Spring Fever." 
"The Cameraman" and "The Spite Marriage" 
for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayei'. 

SEITER, WILUAM: b. New York City: h. 
6 feet 1 inch : black hair and hazel eyes ; w. 
195 pounds ; p, Loretta and Col. Charles Jacob 
Seiter. non-professionals ; e, Hudson River 
Military academy : m. Laura LaPlante, profes- 
sional ; hy, golf, is one of the best amateur 
golfers on the Pacific Coast. Won last director's 
tournament, and is a member of Lakeside Club 
team, also sjilendid tennis player and horse- 
man. Has directed such First National pictures 
as "Hapi)ine.ss Ahead." "Synthetic Sin." "Why 
Be Good." "Water Fiont." "Outcast" and 
"Prisoners." 

STRAYER. FRANK: b. Altoona. Pa.. Sep- 
tember 21; h. 5 feet l"Vi inches: brown hair 
and blue eyes ; w, 135 pounds ; p. Elizabeth 
and Reuben A. Strayer. non-piofessionals ; e, 
Wilkinsburg, Pa., Pennsylvania Military col- 
lege and Carnegie Tech : m, Irma Rogers, non- 
profess-ional. A year and a half with the Row- 
land stock com])any in Pennsylvania ; one year 
with Baker players, also in Pennsylvania, and 
on the road with Edward Preble show, "The 
Prince Chap," for six months. Directed 
"Enemies of Men." "Stepping Out." "Lure of 
the Wild," "Fate of a Flirt" and "Sweet Rosie 
O'Grady" for Columbia : and "Rough House 
Rosie," "Now We're in the Air." "Partners in 
Crime." "Just Married" and "Moran, of the 
Marines" for Paramount. 

TAUROG. NORMAN: b. Chicago. 111.. Feb- 
ruary 23 ; e. New York City and Indianapolis. 
Ind. ; m, non-professional ; hy. football, base- 
ball and swimming. Has had some stage ex- 
perience. Entered pictures in 1913, and has 
directed Larry Semon comedies ( Vitagraph), 
and Lloyd Hamilton comedies ( Educational ) . 
In five years he has directed 116 two-reel sub- 
jects. Recently directed "The Ghetto," star- 
ring George Jessel (Tiffany-Stahl) ; "The 
Farmer's Daughter" (Fox), "The Diplomats" 
(Fox-Movietone), with Clark and McCullough. 
Now signed on a long term contract to direct 
for Fox. 

TUTTLE. FRANK: b. New York City, August 
6 ; h. 6 feet; dark brown hair and brown eyes; 
w. 170 pounds ; p, Helen Hislop Dodds and 
Fred Bradley Tuttle, non-professionals ; e. pub- 
lic schools in New York City, the Hill school, 
at Yale, and received his stage training as 
president of Yale University Dramatic Asso- 
ciation ; m, Fredericka Staats, non-professional ; 
hy, fencing and writing. Amateur theatrical 
experience in Yale ; then assistant editor of 
"Vanity Fair ;" later publicity representative 
for the Metropolitan Musical Bureau, most of 
his experience being from the writing angle. 
Screen career began as a continuity writer for 
Paramount, doing the screen play for "The 
Kentuckians" and "The Conquest of Canaan." 
Then he organized the Film Guild and directed 
five pictures ; rejoined Paramount later and 
has directed "Dangerous Money," "Miss Blue- 
beard," "A Kiss in the Dark," "The Manicure 
Girl." "The Lucky Devil." "Lovers in Quaran- 
tine." "The American Venus." "The Untamed 
Lady," "Kid Boots," "Love 'em and Leave 'em," 
"Blind Alleys," "Time to Love." "One Woman 
to Another." "The Spotlight," "Love and 
Learn." "Something Always Hapi>ens," "Var- 
sity." "His Private Life" and "Marquise Pre- 
ferred." 

VIDOR. KING WALLIS; b. Galveston. Tex.. 
February 8, 1895; h. 5 feet llVa inchas ; black 
hair and blue eyes ; w. 189 pounds ; p. Kate 
Wallis and Charles Shelton Vidor, non-profes- 
sionals ; e. private school at Galveston, Tex., 
and the Peacock Militai-y Academy, San An- 
tonio. Tex., and Tome college. Port Deix>sit, 
Md. : m. Eleanor Boardman, professional ; hy, 
tennis and boating. He has directed "Turn in 
the Road." "The Jack Knife Man," "Peg O' My 
Heart." "Three Wise Fools." "The Sky Pilot." 
"Wild Oranges." "La Boheme," "Bardelys the 
Magnificent," "The Big Parade," "The Crowd.'* 
"The Patsy" and many others. 

VON STERNBERG, JOSEPH: b. Vienna. 
Austria ; h. 5 feet 5 inches ; black hair and 
grey eyes : w, 145 pounds ; stage training in 
Vienna ; m, Riza Royce. non-professional : hy, 
golf, music and art. Directed "Salvation Hunt- 
ers." "Underworld." "The Last Command." 
"Dragnet." "Docks of New York" and "The 
Case of Lena Smith" for Paramount. 

WHITE. JULES J.: b, Budapest, Austria- 
Hungary. September 17. 1900 ; h. 5 feet 9 
inches ; brown hair and blue eyes : w. 155 
pounds : p. non-professionals : e. in Germany ; 
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fishing. A juvenile actor with Pathe in 1910, 
then film editor with Educational in 1920. con- 
tinuing as 6uch until 1925. Started directing 
comedies for Educational in 1925 . and created 
the character of Big Boy in his first starring 
juvenile comedy. Directed for Fox one year 
(1926-27). returning to Educational in 1927: 
now with Educational, his lateet release being 
"Hold That Monkey," a Mermaid comedy. 

WOOD. SAM: b, Philadelphia, Pa.. July 10. 
1883 ; h, 6 feet ; brown hair and eyes ; w, 170 
pounds ; p, Katherin Corn and William H. 



Wood, non-profeseionals ; e, M. Hall Stanton 
school. Philadelphia, Pa., and has had some 
stage training ; m, Clara L. Roush. non-pro- 
feseional ; hy, football, rowing and bridge. Di- 
rected Wallace Reid in "Double Speed," "Ex- 
cuse My Dufit." "What's Your Hurry ?," "Sick 
Abed" and "The Danein" Fool ;" Wanda Haw- 
ley in "Her First Elopement," "The Snob" and 
"The Beloved Villain :" Ethel Clayton in "The 
City Sparrow ;" Jackie Coogan in "Peck's Bad 
Boy;" Gloria Swanson in "The Great Moment." 
"Under the La^h." "Her Husband's Trademark." 
"The Gilded Cage," "My American Wife," "The 



Prodigal Daughter." "Bluebird's Eighth Wife."^ 
"Beyond the Rocks" and "Don't Tell Every- 
thing." Also directed an all star cast in "His 
Children's Children^" "The Next Corner Bluff ;" 
Harold Bell Wright's "Mine with the Iron 
Door." "The Recreation of Brian Kent ;" as 
well a£ the Paramount School novices in "Fas- 
cinating Youth :" Red Grange in "One Minute 
to Play ;" Karl Dane and George K. Arthur in 
"Rookiefi ;" Marion Davies in "The Fair Co- 
Ed :" Norma Shearer in "The Latest from 
Paris," and William Haines in "Telling the 
World." 



WRITERS 



AHEARN, THOMAS J.: b. Dallas, Tex.. Feb- 
ruary 23. 1904 : h. 5 feet 10 inches ; reddish 
brown hair and light grey eyes; w, 170 poande ; 
p. Mrs. E. Ahearn, of Dallas Tex., father (de- 
ceased), non-profeseionals : e, Dallas Academy, 
University of Dallas, Notre Dame and Yale 47 
Workshop ; received his stage training in Yale 
47 Workshop and in Poli stock in New Haven. 
Conn. ; not married; hy, tennie and handball. 
Stage experience in stock ; and six monthf^ 
writing originals for Paramount, also sound 
sequence.^. 

ANDERSON, DORIS: b. Chico. Cal., Novem- 
ber 14 ; h, 5 feet 8 inches ; brown hair and 
eyee ; w, 135 pounds; e. Oakland High school 
and the University of California ; not married ; 
hy, writing. Has written scenarios on "Her 
Honor the Governor" in 1926 ; "Afraid to Love," 
"Kiss In a Taxi." "World at Her Feet," 
"Hula." "Ain't Love Funny?" and "Ten Mod- 
ern Commandments" in 1927. Her recent work 
includes "Wolf of Wall Street" and "Threy 
Sinners." 

ARTHUR. JULIAN: r. n.. Arthur Julian 
Zellner, b. Memphis. Tenn.. December 2 ; h. 
4 feet 6% inches ; brown hair and eyes ; w. 150 
pounds; p. Anna and David Zellner. non-profes- 
sionals; e, Linden High school. Memphis, and 
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. La. : 
m. Helen Lovett, non-professional ; hy. radio 
and experimental mechanics. Writer of many 
screen originals and adaptations. Editor Eastern 
Metro Studio : editor Old American at Santa 
Barbara ; New York representative for the past 
five years of Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pick- 
ford. Now publicity director at studio. 

BAKER, C. GRAHAM: b. Evansville, Ind.. 
July 16; h. 5 feet 6 inches; reddish-brown hair 
and blue eyes; w, 150 pounds; e. Boys High 
school, Brooklyn ; m, non-prof^sional ; hy. ten- 
nis. No stage experience. Screen experience 
as writer and director. Did scenarios for 
"The Little Minister" in 1925 ; "Broken Hearts 
of Hollywood," "My Official Wife," "Million- 
aires" and "Just Suppose" in 1926 : "Finger 
Prints." "White Flannels." "Irish Hearts." "Girl 
from Chicago." "Slightly Used," "Husbands for 
Rent." "Third Degree," "Matinee Ladies" and 
"Heart of Maryland" in 1927 ; and "The Sing- 
ing Fool." "Conquest." "Alimony Annie." "She 
Knew Men." "Fancy Baggage" and "The Air 
Circus" in 1928. 

BALDWIN, EARL: b, Newark, N. J.. Janu- 
ary 11, 1903; h, 5 feet 11 inches; brown hair 
and eyes ; w, 140 pounds, p. Ella M. and Edward 
J. Baldwin, non-professionals ; e. West Orange. 
N. J., high school and the Ameriacn Institute 
of Banking in New York City; m. Mildred C. 
Lamb, professional — one of the Lamb Sisters ; 
hy, watching musical comedies from first row. 
golf, football and poker. Has written 32 musi- 
cal comedy tabs, numerous revues and sketches ; 
wrote the book of "Hollywood Music Box Re- 
vue," starring Lupino Lane : acted as play re- 
viewer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on Broadway 
for two years ; gagged most of Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer's comedies for the past five years ; wrote 
screen play and continuity for "Brotherly Love," 
starring Karl Dane and George K. Arthur. 

BOYLAN, MALCOLM STUART: b. Chicago, 
III.. April 13, 1897; h. 6 feet; brown hair and 
hazel eyes ; w, 180 pounds ; p. Grace Dufl!ie 
Boylan, novelist ; e. by tutor and in Bermuda ; 
m, Josephine Boylan, newspaper woman ; hy. 



polo, golf and book collecting. Has been news- 
paper man. publicity director and title writer. 
Now editorial supervLsor for Fox. Titled 
"What Price Glory" and 70 other big produc- 
tions for Fox. Is under three year contract. 

BUFFINGTON, ADELE: b. St. Louis. Mo.. 
February 12. 1900; h. 5 feet 6 inches; brown 
hair and eyes ; w, 145 pounds ; p. Marie E. 
Frederick and Adolph Durgdorfer, non-profes- 
sionals ; e. public schools in St. Louis, Mo. : no 
stage training ; m. Edward Vore, non-i)rofes- 
sional ; hy, tennis. Wrote "Free to Love" and 
"That Man Jack" in 1925 ; "The Lawful Cheat- 
ers." "The Galloping Cowboy" and "The Test 
of Donald Norton" in 1926 : "Broadway After 
Midnight" and "Eager Lips" in 1927 ; and in 
1928, "Times Square," "Something to Love" 
for Gotham; "The River Woman"; "The Phan- 
tom City" for First National ; "Petticoats and 
Cactus" for Fox ; and "Coney Island" and 
"Dancing Hoofs" for R K O. 

CLARK J. AUBREY: b, Buffalo, N. Y., Sep- 
tember 5, 1903; h, 5 feet 1% inches; black hair 
and brown eyes ; w. 125 pounds ; p. Ruth I. 
and James A. Clark, non-professionals ; e. 
Hutchinson high school, Buffalo. N. Y., and 
Middlebury college, Middlebury, Vt., received 
stage training in Yale 47 Workshop under 
George Pierce Baker ; hy, reading. S age ex- 
perience gathered in bits in stock with Garry 
McGarry Players in Buffalo, N. Y. ; Court Street 
Players. Buffalo, N. Y.. and Poli Players in 
New Haven, Conn. Screen experience consists 
of six months with the scenario department of 
Paramount writing original stories and dia- 
logue. 

COLDEWAY. ANTHONY: b. Louisville, Ky.. 
1887 ; h. 6 feet ; grey hair and eyes ; w, 150 
pounds ; p. Mary Weller and William G. Colde- 
way ; e, Kenyon Military Academy and Ken- 
yon college: m, non-professional. Fifteen years' 
screen experience as a writer and now editor 
at Warner Brothers Studio. Current pictures, 
adaptation and continuity, are "Noah's Ark." 
"Glorious Betsy" and "Women They Talk 
About." 

CONSELMAN, WILLIAM MARIEN : b. 

Brooklyn. N. Y.. July 10, 1896; h, 5 feet lOi^ 
inches ; brown hair and eyes ; w, 155 pounds : 
p. Mary Connolly and Harry Conselman. pro- 
fessionals : m, Mina Rambo, non-professional ; 
hy, collecting modern fiiist editions and tennis. 
On the stage in "Mother Goose." Klaw and 
Erlanger production, for one year (1904-5). He 
is author of "Dressed to Kill" (Fox). "High 
School Hero" (Fox). "Prep and Pep" (Fox). 
"Why Sailors Go Wrong" (Fox). "Pajamas" 
(Fox) and "News Parade" (Fox) ; "Way of the 
Strong" ((x)lumbia) and "Ella Cinders" (First 
National). Also supervised "Dressed to Kill" 
(Fox). "High School Hero" (Fox), "Prep and 
Pep" (Foxl, "Why Sailors Go Wrong" (Fox). 
"Pajamas" (Foxl. "Silk Legs" (Fox). "Chicken 
a la King" (Fox). "Making the Grade" (Fox). 
"Farmer's Daughter" (Fox), "Plastered in 
Paris" (Fox). "Win That Girl" (Fox) and 
"Listen Baby" (Pathe). Adaptor for "Listen 
Baby" I Pathe) and "Slaves of Beauty" (Fox). 
Wrote titles for "La Boheme'* (Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer). "Into Her Kingdom" (First National), 
"Exchantre of Wives" (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). 
"Ankles Preferred" (Fox), "Rich But Honest" 
(Fox), "War Horse" (Fox). "Secret Studio" 
(Fox), and "Canyon of Light" (Fox). Also the 
author of the prize play "And Then What?" 
produced in San Diego. September, 1923, as well 
as creator of the comic strips "Ella Cinders" 
and "Good Time Guy." 

CUMMINS, DWIGHT W. : b. San Francisco. 
Cal., February 23 : h. 5 feet IQiA inches; black 
hair and blue grey eyes : w, 135 pounds : p, 
Jessie and Harold Wirt Cummins, e, San Fran- 
cisco High school ; private school in Sierras 



and a graduate of the University of California, 
Southern branch ; ni, Dorothy Yost, scenarist ; 
hy. boating and fishing. Has written the 
scenarios for "New Year's Eve." "The River" 
and "False Colors" for Fox. 

DARLING. W. SCOTT: b. Toronto. Ontario, 
Canada ; e, in Toronto High school. Dollar 
academy, Edinburgh, Scotland, and has had 
training at newspaper work ; m. non-profes- 
sional ; hy, raising Scotch terriers. The city 
editor of "Winnipeg Telegram" and "Buffalo 
Inquirer" and collaborated with James Oliver 
Curwood for three years. Has written short 
fiction stories for various current magazines ; 
started in pictures in 1918 as writer for 
Christie ; then became scenario editor there for 
three years ; later comedy supervisor for Uni- 
versal (three years), and has directed 18 pic- 
tures for Universal and Christie as well as 
writing. Wrote first "Van Bibber" comedies 
for Fox ; also wrote "Two Fisted Jones" in 
1925, "On Ze Boulevard," "Topsy and Eva" and 
"Yours to Command" in 1927, and "The 
Leatherneck" series, which established Reginald 
Denny. 

DIGGS. JR., RICHARD H.: b. Riderwood, 
Md.. October 18, 1903; h, 5 feet 9% inches: 
blonde hair and brown eyes; w. 142 pounds; p, 
Mary King and Richard H. Diggs ; e, Gilman 
Country school and Yale University ; received 
stage training at the Yale 47 Workshop in New 
Haven, Conn. ; hy. foreign affairs and travel. 
Stage experience at the Little theatre. New 
Haven, and Yale 47 Workshop. Also a mem- 
ber of the Yale Group of writers in the 47 
Workshop brought to the West Coast studios 
of the Paramount Famous Lasky in September, 
1928. Now writing originals and dialogue se- 
quences on the Paramount lot. 

DOHERTY, ETHEL: b. Los Angeles. Cal.; 
h. 5 feet 4 inches ; brown hair and blue eyes ; 
w, 120 pounds; p. Sarah Amsden and Dr. Al- 
fred A. Doherty. non-professionals ; e, Nogales, 
Ariz.. High school and Tempe Normal .school, 
U. S. C. and the University of California, 
Berkeley ; not married. Was scenarist for "The 
Vanishing American" in 1925; "Behind the 
Front." "The Runaway." "Stranded in Paris" 
and "Mantrap" in 1926 ; "Hula." "Honeymoon 
Hate." "Figures Don't Lie." "Rough House 
Rosie," "Ten Modern Commandments," "The 
Showdown." "The Fifty-Fifty Girl," "Take Me 
Home," "Manhattan Cocktail" and "His Private 
Life" in 1927; and in 1928. "Marquis Preferred." 
Also doing scenario for "Innocence of Paris" 
early this year. 

DOTY, DOUGLAS: b. New York City; h, 5 
- feet 9 inches: w, 145 pounds; e. Columbia uni- 
versity ; m. Gladys Maclaghlan of San Diego. 
professional, directress of dancing at Deni- 
shawn ; hy. gardening. Screen experience as 
writer of "With This Ring." "The King on 
Main Street," "The Great Sensation." "The 
Wedding Song," "The Danger Signal," "The 
Wife of the Centaur" and "Fighting the 
Flames" in 1925 : "The Unchastened Woman,'* 
"Man Bait." "Red Dice" and "Young April" in 
192G ; "Fighting Eagle." "Dress Parade," "Van- 
ity" antl "Nobody's Widow" in 1927 ; and in 
1928, "Dry Martini," "Romance of the Under- 
world." "The Veiled Lady" (not released yet) 
and "King of Rhyher Rifles" for Fox. 



EARLY. DUDLEY: b. Paris. Tex.. January 

IS. 1903; h, 5 feet 9'^ inches: dark brown hair 
and grey eyes ; p. W. L. Early, non-profes- 
sional : e. Waco. Tex., high school and Texas 
A. and M. college. Bryan. Tex. Screen experi- 
ence of five years consists of writing mostly. 
Is now writing for the screen in all its 
branches, including dialogue for United Artists. 
Also, assistant to John W. Considine, Jr.. gen- 
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FARNHAM, JOSEPH WHITE : b. New 

Haven, Conn., December 2, 18S4 ; h, 6 feet 1 
inch ; brown hair and blue eyee ; \v, 24(1 pounds ; 
p, Anna Elizabeth Ahl and G. Fred Farnham, 
non-piofessionals ; e, Yonkere hit?h school. New 
York : m. Emily Ardis, non-profesriicnal ; hy, 
collecting- cacti and football. Began writing 
in lyil for the New York Morning Telegraph, 
ueing non-de-plume of Gordon Trent ; then ae- 
sistant general manager of the Film Supply 
Conii^any of America. Returned to writing 
again on The Billboard, under the pseudonym 
of The Big Fellow in I'Jl'i ; in 1913 became 
advertising and publicity manager of All Star 
Feature Corpoiation. later becoming secretary 
of that organization. In 1915 he made a trip 
to Europe repret^enting the Carnegie Peace 
Foundation to secure motion pictures of the 
war. With ihe Lubin Manufacturing Company 
in 1915 as advertising manager ; in 1916 an 
indeiiendent exhibitor of state right films ; and 
in the tame yeai- became president of Amalga- 
mated Photo-play Sei\'ice, a motion picture jilay 
and piayei agency. In 1917 general manager of 
Froham Amusement Coriwration ; in 191S editor 
and publisher of The Harpoon; in 1919 an in- 
dependent and free lance title writer and edi- 
.or of pictuiet" and in 19124 became editor and 
title writer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corpora- 
tion. Pictures titled and edite<i by him are 
"Charley's Aunt," "Greed," "Up in Mabel's 
Room." "The Unholy Three." "Mike." "Pretty 
Ladies." "The Mystic." "The Big Parade." "The 
Circle." "Lights of Old Broadway." "The Mid- 
shipman." "Bright Lights," "His Secretary," 
"Sally. Irene and Mary." "Dance Madness." 
"The Blackbird." "The Auction Block." "Beverly 
of Graustark," "Brown of Harvard," "The Road 
to Mandalay." "The Waning Sex." "The Red 
Mill." "Ups.age." "Tell It to the Marines." 
"Slide. Kelly, Slide," "The Show." "Rookies." 
"Frisco Sally Levy." "The Unknown," "Twelve 
Miles Out." "The Crowd." "The Trail of '9S." 
"The Fair Co-Ed." "London After Midnight," 
"Weet Point." "The Big City." "The Latest 
From Paris," "Across to Singapore." "Laugh. 
Clown, Laugh." "The Actress." "Telling the 
World." "The Bellamy Trial." "While the City 
Sleeps," "Diamond Handcuffs." "The Camera- 
man." "Four Walls." "Aliaff Jimmy Valentine," 
"A Single Man." "West of Zanzibar," "The Tide 
of Empire," "Eagles of the Fleet," "A Man's 
Man," and many others. 

FARNUM, DOROTHY: r. n.. Dorothy Farnum 

Barber ; b. New York City. June 10, 1900 ; h, 

5 feet 4 inches ; auburn hair and brown eyes ; 
w. 110 pounds ; p. non-professionals ; e, Ger- 
mantown Friends' school, Germantown. Phila- 
delphia Pa. ; m, Maurice Barber, non-profes- 
sional : hy, travel, collecting antique, biog- 
raphies, past and present, and work. Screen 
plays with Joseph M. Schenck as a writer for 
Constance Talmadge ; with First National as a 
writer for Lionel Barrymore and all-star spe- 
cials ; with Cosmopolitan and United Artists ; 
with Warner Brothers, wrote "Beau Brummel," 
"Babbit," "Lost Lady," and others ; with Gold- 
wyn's "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" ; with Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer for three and one-half years, 
wrote "Bardelys the Magnificent," "The Temp- 
tress," "The Torrent." "The Divine Woman," 
for Greta Garbo; "Adrienne LeConureur," "The 
Pagan" and "The Doomed Regiment" being her 
most recent subjects. 

FOX, FINIS: b. Caddo, Okla., October S: h. 

6 feet ; grey hair and dark eyes ; w, 185 
pounds ; p, Sally Priddy and Frank Maiion 
Fox. non-professionals ; e. Arkadelphia Metho- 
difit college. Arkadelphia. Ark.. Polytechnic col- 
lege. Ft. Worth, Tex., and the Ft. Worth 
university ; m, Loris Fox. non-professional : hy, 
swimming, boating, fishing, tennis and golf. 
Twelve years screen experience writing for 
more than 50 stars — originals and adaptations. 
Has also produced and directed several pictures. 
Pictures with which he is credited are "My 
Son" in 1925 ; "The Flame of the Yukon," 
"The Speeding Venus." "The Danger Girl" and 
"Shipwrecked" in 1926 ; "Resurrection" in 1927 : 
"Ramona," "Revenge" and "Evangeline" in 
1929. 

FURTHMAN. CHARLES: b, Chicago. 111., 
October 3, 1884 ; h, 5 feet 10^^ inches ; brown 
hair and eyes ; w, 165 pounds ; ji, Sara Ford 
and Edmund Furthman : e. Lake View high 
school. Chicago, and at Cornell and Notre Dame 
colleges; not married; hy. tennis and billiards. 
No stage exi)erience. Screen experience with 
Universal as assistant general manager : sce- 
nario editor, supervisor and writer for Para- 
mount. Has written original screen plays and 
adaptations on "The Goose Woman," "Blind 
Goddess." "The Way of All Flesh." "Padlocked." 
"Underworld," "The Dragnet," and "Sins of 
the Fathers." 

GARNETT. TAY : b. Los Angeles. Cal.. June 
13 : h. 6 feet ; brown hair and hazel eyes ; \v, 
179 pounds; p. R. T. and William M. Garnett, 



non-professionals ; e. Los Angeles high school ; 
hy, yachting and flying. Wrote "The Strong 
Man." "The Cruise of the Jasper B." "Rubber 
Tires." "White Gold," "The Wise Wife," "Sky- 
scraper." "The Cop." "Power," "Celebrity" and 
"The Spieler." also directing the last two. 

GERAGHTY, TOM: b. Rushville. Ind.. April 
10, 1883 ; p, Mary and James Geraghty. non- 
professionals : e, Rushville high school ; m. Car- 
men Ethel Dale, non-professional : hy. golf, 
riding, bridge and swimming. Has written 
"The Sporting Venus," "The Man Who found 
Himself," "Sackcloth and Scarlet," "Wild Wild 
Susan," and "Old Home Week" in 1925 ; "It s 
the Old Army Game," "So's Your Old Man" and 
"The New Klondike" in 1926 ; "Now We're in 
the Air," "Firemen Save My Child," "Wife 
Savers" and "Beau Sabreur" in 1927 ; and 
"Harold Teen." "Three Big Noise." "The Mad 
Hour." "Waterfront," "Synthetic Sin." "Naughty 
Babv" and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" in 
1928. 

GLEASON, JAMES: h. New York City: h, 
6 feet; light brown hair and blue-grey eyes; 
w, 140 pounds; p. professionals; m, Lucile 
Webster, professional : hy, writing and beach 
life. Co-author of "Is Zat So." 

HALSEY. FORREST: i-. n.. William Forrest 
Halsey; b, Roseville. N. J.. November 9, 1S77 : 
h, 6 feet ; brown haii- and hazel eyes ; w, 172 
pounds ; p. Marion Whittemore and Justice 
Ogden Halsey : e, Lewis academy and Artists 
institute ; not married ; hy. drawing. Experi- 
ence in newspaper work with the "New York 
World" and art editor of "Hampton Magazine." 
Screen experience as writer and has written 
"Sally of the Sawdust," "Irish Luck." "Stage 
Struck," "The Cost of Folly," "Madame Sans 
Gene" and "Caniille of the Barbary Coast" in 
1925 : "The Palm Beach Girl." "Dancing 
Mothers" and "Sorrows of Satan" in 1926 ; and 
"."Vce of Cads." "Broadway Nights." "New 
York" "Divine Lady." "Saturday's Children" 
and "Her Prisoner." 

HEATH, PERCY: b. Terry. Mo.. 1885; p. 
Mary Jacobi and Alfred Heath, non-profes- 
sionals ; e. Baltimore college and the Uni- 
versity of Maryland ; m, Marcia Dodge, non- 
professional. Scenarist on such pictures as 
"Let's Go Gallagher" in 1925 ; "The Dice 
Woman" in 1926; "Ritzy," "Rolled Stockings." 
"Fashions for Women." "Two Flaming Youths" 
and "Tell It to Sweeney" in 1927 ; and "Retl 
Hair." "Three Week Ends," "Close Harmony" 
and "The Man I Love." 

HOWELL, DOROTHY: b. Chicago. 111.. May 
10. 1899 : h. 5 feet 1 inch ; brown hair and eyes ; 
w. 110 pounds : p, Carolyn Lorenz and Elmer 
D. Howell, non-professionals ; e, Elgin, IH.. high 
school : no stage training ; not married. Has 
written scenarios for "The Great Sensation." 
"Fighting Youth." "Speed Mad," "The New 
Champion" and "Black Lighting" in 1925 ; "The 
Better Way," "Obey the Law" and "Sweet 
Rosie O'Grady" in 1926 ; "The Wreck," "The 
Clown" ("Remember" — original). "The Kid 
Sister," "Stage Kisses," "Sally in Our Alley," 
"Alias the Lone Wolf." "College Hero." "Paying 
the Price." "Romantic Age," "Rich Men's Sons,*' 
"Price of Honor." "Bird of Prey" and "Wandei- 
ing Girls" in 1927. and in 1928. "Ransom." 
"Virgin Lips." "The Street of Illusion." "Sub- 
marine" and the continuity of "Donovan Affair." 

JACKSON, JOSEPH: b, Winchester, Ky.. 
June 8, 1894; h. 5 feet 11 inches; dark brown 
hair and green eyes; w, 170 pounds; p, Florence 
Prewitt and Frank H. Jackson, non-profes- 
sionals ; e. Winchester Ky. high school and Ken- 
tucky Wesley an college and Columbia univer- 
sity : m. Ethel Shannon, former actress. Is 
author of playlets used in vaudeville by Hobart 
Bosworth. Dustin Farnum, Gareth Hughes, 
Robert McKim, Carmel Meyers. Fannie Brice. 
and many others. Dialogue and titles for "The 
Singing Fool," "The Terror." "My Man," 
"Women they Talk About," "Tenderloin." 
"Caught in the Fog" and others. 

JACKSON, MARION: b. Walla Walla. Wash. ; 
h. 5 feet 5% inches ; brown hair and hazel eyes ; 
w, 135 pounds ; p, Ida Beach and Col. James 
Jackson ; e. St. Helen's Hall. Portland. Ore. : 
not married ; hy. cats. Her scenarios include 
"The Bandit's Baby." "The Wild Bull's Lair" 
and "Ridin' the Wind" in 1925 ; "Senor Dare- 
devil," "Satan Town." "The Unknown Cavalier" 
and "Mike" in 1926; "The Devil's Saddle." "Red 
Raiders." "Overland Stage," "Men of Daring." 
"Gun Gospel." "Land Beyond the Law." "Ari- 
zona Bound" and "Somewhere in Sonora" in 
1927 ; and in 1928 worked for Ken Maynard on 
"The Glorious Trail" for First National, and 
"California Mail," "Shephex'd of the Hills" and 
"The Wagon Master," also First National pro- 
ductions. 

KENYON. CHARLES: b. San Francisco, Cal.. 
November 2, 1880; p, Alice Cook Palmer and 



Curtis George Kenyon, non-professionals ; e. 
Trinity school, San Franci.sco, University of 
California and Stanford university ; m. Jane 
Winton. professional. Began writing scenarios 
in 1925 and in 1927 wrote "Alias the Deacon. ' 
"Butterflies in the Rain" and "Surrender" ; in 

1928. "Show Boat. fhe Braggart." "Girl on 

the Barge." "The Last Act." "Viennese Lov- 
ers," "Foreign Legion," "Grease Paint.'* "The 
Play Goes On" and "Evidence." 

LEE. DONALD W. : b, Manistee, Mich.; p. 
Marie Nelson and C. W. Lee, ex-professionals; 
e. DeWitt Clinton High school. New York City, 
and Columbia university; m, Beatrice Erwin. 
professional ; hy. sculpture and painting. Ama- 
teur stage experience. Has written scenarios 
for "Dick Turpin." "The Calgary Stampede" 
and "The Last Man On Earth" in 1925; "Tin 
Hats" in 1926 ; "Doom's Day" in 1927, and 
others not yet released. 

LEE, ROBERT NELSON: b. Butte, Mont., 
May 12, 1890 ; p, Marie Nelson and C. W. Lee. 
ex-professionals; e. South Orange. N. J., High 
school ; m, Betty Torpen, non-professional ; hy. 
all athletics. Has written scenarios for "The 
Hunted Woman," "In Love with Love" and 
"As No Man Has Loved" in 1925 ; "The Fire 
Brigade" and "The Outsider" in 1926 ; "Ritzy." 
"Underworld" and "The Rough Rider" in 1927 ; 
and in 1928, "The Charlatan," "Midnight Mad- 
ness" and "The Mighty Stream." 

LIEBE. HAPSBURG: r. n., Charlts Haven 

Liebe : b, Johnson City, Tenn., October 17, 1880; 
h, 5 feet 8yj inches ; brown hair and blue 
eyes ; w. 156 pounds ; p, Josephine H. and 
George F. Liebe, non-professionals ; m. Harriet 
Lee White, non-professional ; hy. fishing and 
shooting. No stage experience. Is the author 
of 600 published stories, long and short, from 
which some 25 motion pictures have been made, 
including "Bill Apperson's Boy." with Jack 
Pickford ; "Trimmed," with Hoot Gibson. "No 
Law for a Larimore." for Mary Carr ; "Down 
on the Swanee River." with Charles Emmett 
Mack and Mary Thurman ; "Trails of Destiny," 
with Ann Forrest ; "Where Angels Fear to 
Tread." with William Russell; "The Broad 
Road." with May Allison, under the supervision 
of A. Raymond Gallo. Also directed Miss For- 
rest in "Trails of Destiny" and has written 
continuity and co-directed four feature films. 

LLOYD, GERRIT : b, Manchester. la.. 
August 9, 1890: p, father manufacturer; e. 
in public schools. Through D. W. Griffith he 
was apprenticed to every division of picture 
making, through the story-writing, the casting, 
costuming, direction, editing, titling and final 
exploitation of the jjroduction. Although Lloyd 
has written or assisted in writing most of the 
"old master's" scripts for the past five years, 
he has wanted no screen credit, believing it was 
best for him professionally to defer this credit 
until he was ready for it. Now. for the first 
time, the screen bears his name as writer of 
a picture that Eastern critics have proclaimed 
as one of Griffith's greatest love stories. "Drums 
of Love." 

LOGUE. CHARLES A.: b. Boston. Mass.. Feb- 
ruary 8. 1889; h. 6 feet; brown hair and eyes; 
w. 187 pounds: p. Hannah Harkins and Charles 
Logue, non-professionals ; e. Boston high school 
and Boston college (graduate in 1910) ; m, 
Eleanor K. O'Donnell. non-professional ; hy. 
hunting. Has written scenarios for "Clash of 
the Wolves." "The Man on the Box" and "Below 
the Line" for Warner Brothers in 1925 ; "The 
Man in the Saddle." "His Jazz Bride." "Devil's 
Dice," "Dangerous Friends." Forbidden Waters." 
"Her Man O'War," Prisoners of the Storm" and 
"Unknown Treasures" or "McFadden's Flats" 
in 1926 ; and "The Claw." "The Thirteenth 
Juror." "Held by the Law." "Red Clay." "A 
Man's Past," "Cheating Cheaters" and "Back to 
God's Country" in 1927. During the past year 
(1928) he has written "Man. Woman and Wife." 
"The Heart of a Follies Girl." '"The Shakedown" 
and "The Drake Murder Case." 

LORD, ROBERT: b. Chicago. 111., May 1. 
1900 ; h, 5 feet 6% inches ; brown hair and eyes ; 
w, 140 pounds ; p. Annette Lord and Benjamin 
Leven, non-professionals ; e. University of Chi- 
cago high school. Harvard u. Cambridge. Mass., 
and received his stage training with the New 
York Theatre Guild in Robert Milton produc- 
tions ; m. Martha Bliss. j>rofeesional pianist. 
Studied under Dr. George Pierce Baker at the 
Harvard 47 workshop : also play-reader and gen- 
eral assistant to Robert Milton. Acted with 
Bramhall players in New York City. Has been 
on the scenario staff of Fox, Preferred. Colum- 
bia, First National, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and 
Warner Brothers productions. 

MACPHERSON. JEANIE: b, Bosrton ; p. 
Evangeline Tomlinson and John Sinclair Mc- 
pherson ; e, Madame de Facq's school. Paris. 
Kenwood Institute. Chicago and took dancing 
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First National Productions 


"The Yellow Lily" 
"The Nii»ht Watch" 
"Adoration" 
"Waterfront" 
"Love and the Devil" 
"Dark Streets" 
"Careers" 






"Pev" Marley 




Lina Basquette 



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siets of piayinp lead in school play and was 
awarded gold medal by the Chicago Mutsical col- 
lege for the excellence of her work; made her 
professional debut with the musical ehow, "Ha- 
vana" ; then secured a part in William De- 
Mille's '•Strongheart," which was going on the 
road. Screen experience of many years, staJ-t- 
ing as an actress and playing with Floien e 
Lawrence and Mary Pickford ; later was given 
her own unit at Universal and wrote and 
directed as well as acted in two reelers, was 
discharged from this organization because ehe 
took eeven days on a production ; then signed 
by C. B. DeMille to write and only once since 
has she acted since taking part in "Carmen" 
where she fought a battle with Geraldine Far- 
rar. Has written "The Road to Yesterday" and 
"The Golden Bed" in 1925 ; "Red Dice." "Her 
Man O'War" and "Young April" in 1926 ; and 
also "King of Kingfi." "The Godless Girl." "The 
Ten Commandments." "Manslaughter," "Mile 
and Female," "Don't Change Your Husband" 
and "The Woman God Forgot." 

MEREDYTH, BESS: r. n.. Helen MacGlas- 
han ; b. Buffalo. N. Y., February; h. 5 feet 2 
inches: blonde hair and blue eyes; w. 130 
pounds ; p, Julia and Andrew F. MacGlashan. 
non-professionals ; e. Central high school, 
Buffalo. N. Y. Screen career started as an 
extra girl with the old Biograph company with 
D. W. Griffith. Because they needed stories she 
began to write in 1913. Has written, among 
other things, treatments and continuities on 
"Captain Applejack." "Red Lily," "Thy Name 
Is Woman," "The Sea Beast," and other Barry- 
more pictures, "Don Juan," "Manon Lescaut" 
(or "When a Man Loves") and also "The Mys- 
terious Lady," "A Woman of Affairs" and many 
many others. 

MILNE, PETER: b. New York City. Augu-t 
15, 1896; h, 5 feet 11 inches; blonde hair and 
grey eyes ; w, 160 pounds ; p, Jessica and Fred- 
erick Milne, non-professional ; e, public and 
high schools in New York City : m. Janet Cruick- 
shank, ex-professional ; no hobbies. Screen ex- 
perience as writer and has written "Headlines" 
in 1925; "College Widow." "The Silver Slave," 
"Hook and Ladder" and "Great Mail Robbery" 
in 1927 : "The Michigan Kid" for Universal ; 
and in 1928 "The Matinee Idol," "The Sporting 
Age." "Name the Woman," "Way of the 
Strong," and "Nothing to Wear" for Columbia ; 
"Head of the Family" for Gotham, and "Come 
Across" for Universal. 

MINTZ, SAM: b, Boston, Mass., 1898; h, 
5 feet 9 inches ; dark brown hair and brown 
eyes; w, 175 pounds; p. Pearl and Rabbi Moses 
Mintz. non-professionals ; has had stage train- 
ing ; m. Saga Freeman, non-professional ; hy, 
handball. Amateur stage experience in Spokane. 
Has written scenarios for such pictures as 
"The Cheerful Fraud" in 1926: "Shootin' 
Irons." "The Gay Defender," "The Potters," 
"The Quarterback." and "Man Power" in 1927 ; 
and in 1928 "Fools for Luck," "Warming Up." 
"Moran of the Marines." "Avalanche," an J 
"Three Week Ends." 

MONTAGNE. EDWARD J.: b. London Eng- 
land : h, 5 feet 2 inches ; dark hair and eyes ; 
w. 145 pounds; p. Mary and Alphonse Mon- 
tagne. father author ; e, Brooklyn high school 
and Cooper Union ; m, Agnes Phalen, non-pro- 
fessional ; hy. baseball, handball and all outdoor 
sports. 

MORGAN. BYRON: b. Carthage, Mo., Octo- 
ber 24. 1SS9 ; h. 5 feet 10 inches; brown hair 
and blue eyes; w. ISO pounds; p, Blanche 
Sweetman and Byron Morgan, non-profession- 
als ; e, Carthage. Mo. ; m, Gladys Ruth Mcintosh, 
non-professional ; hy, siKjrts, football, motoring 
and flying. Ten yeare screen experience as a 
writer, having written many of the Wallace 
Reid successes. 

NEVILLE, JOHN THOMAS: b. Harrisonville, 
Mo., December 29, 1891; h. 5 feet 9V2 inches; 
dark hair and blue-grey eyes; w, 150 pounds; 
p, Frances Middleton Hawkins and John Thomas 
Neville, non-jnofessionals ; e, Windsor high 
school. Windsor, Mo. ; m, Virginia Green well, 
professional ; hy, writing, golf, big game hunt- 
ing and filibustering. Was dramatic critic of 
several daily newspapers. Has had 10 years 
screen experience as publicity writer, exploi- 
tation director and scenarist. Also original 
story writer. 

PEREZ. PAUL: b. New York City, July 18, 
1894; h. 5 feet lO^^ inches; dark brown hair 
and blue eyes ; w. 180 pounds ; p. Miriajn 
Barnett and Robert Perez. Sr., non-profession- 
als ; e, DeWitt Clinton high school, received his 
stage training as a pupil of Mme. Alberti ; 



played with Wa*^hington Sijuare Players ; m, 
Molly O'Sullivan, professional ; hy, breeding and 
showing wire-haired fox terriers. One year 
with the Washington Square Players ; under- 
studied John Barry more in "Peter Ibbetson." 
One year as an actor (1916-17) in New York. 
Six and one-half years as publicity, advei-tising 
and exploitation executive (1920-26) in New 
York and England. Two and one-half years 
as title and dialogue-writer (1926-28) in Cali- 
fornia. 

ROBSON, WILLIAM N. : b, Pittsburgh, Pa.. 
October 8. 1906 ; h, 5 feet 11 inches ; brown 
hair and grey eyes; w, 175 ]x>und6 ; p, Ger- 
trude Brehm and William N. Robson, profes- 
sionals ; e. Allegheny high school. Pittsburgh, 
and Yale university, received his stage training 
in the 47 Workshop ; not married ; hy, surf 
riding, music and promotion. Two years on the 
Pittsburgh Gazette Times ; publicity manager, 
Yale Dramatic Association ; author and director 
of "Deadline" produced by the Yale Playcrafts- 
men in 1927 ; organizer and director of "Bill 
Robson and His Yale Music" which toured 
Europe during the summers of 1926-27-28 and 
the Christmas holidays of 1927, playing in Paris. 
Vienna. Buda invest, Berlin. San Raphael and 
Cabourg. Also member of Yale Group of 47 
Workshop graduates in playwriting. Brought 
to the West Coast studios of Paramount Famous 
Lasky in June, 1928. Now writing originals 
and dialogue on the Paramount lot. 

RUTHVEN. MADELINE: b, near Sioux City, 
la. ; h. 5 feet 6 inches ; brown hair and eyes ; 
w. 120 pounds ; p. Catherine Bingham and 
Dwight H. Skinner, non-professionals ; e, Hous- 
ton Heights high school and Baylor university ; 
m, Samuel L. Ruthven, non-professional ; hy, 
book collecting. With Paramount for two and 
one-half years ; then to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 
June, 1924. as a writer and editorial adviser. 
Did considerable newspai>er work previous to 
entering pictures. 

RYERSON, FLORENCE: b. Glendale. Cal.. 
September 20 ; h. 5 feet 2 inches ; brown hair 
and eyes ; w. 115 pounds ; p, Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles Dwight Willard. father was editor of 
"Los Angeles Evening Express" ; e. Pasadena 
high school, Stanford and Radcliffe at Har- 
vard ; also a member of George P. Baker's 
class of playwriting ; m, Colin Clements, play- 
wright : collaborated on "All on a Summer's 
Day," just published by Freuth. Wrote scenarios 
on "Oh What a Night." in 1926; "The Demi- 
Bride." "Love Makes 'Em Wild," "Adam and 
Evil" and "Johnny Get Your Hair Cut" in 
1927 ; "Canary Murder Case," "Something Al- 
ways Happens," "Easy Come Easy Go" and 
"Fu Mancnu" in 1928. 

SCHAYER. RICHARD: b. Washington. D. C. 
December 13, 1882; h. 6 feet; brown hair and 
blue eyes: w. 190 pounds; p. Julia and Col. 
George Frederick Schay^r, United States Army, 
non-professionals; e. Central high school, Wash- 
ington, D. C. Georgetown university, George- 
town. D, C, (one year) and received his stage 
training at the American Academy of Dramatic 
Arts in New York City ; m. Aletha Prater, 
non-professional ; hy, photographing, ship model 
making, guitar, mandolin and banjo playing, 
astronomy, natural history, entomology and 
other indoor sports ; also golf and tennis. After 
four years on the stage, entered newspaper 
work and has had 15 years' experience on the 
big dailies in Chicago. Washington and New 
York. Was first Ajnerican to enlist in British 
Army in September, 1914. in London and the 
only American war correspondent who did so 
enlist in order to get first hand information. 
Wrote war experiences for the Wheeler Syndi- 
cate and in 1917 entered pictures as scenarist. 
Spent another year as officer in American army, 
then came back to Hollywood to continue scen- 
ario writing. 

SILVER SAM: r. n., Samuel Silveretadt ; b. 
New York City. November 22, 1900; h, 5 feet S 
inches ; blonde hair and blue eyes ; p. Bessie 
and David Silverstadt ; w. 178 pounds ; e. Boys' 
high school, Brooklyn. N. Y., and Cornell uni- 
versity of Ithaca, N. Y. ; not married : hy. col- 
lecting really ;.'ood smoking pipes, books and 
sports. Has written material for Broadway re- 
vues and presentation and vaudeville acts. 
Screen experience as writer of gags. 

SMITH, HOWARD: b. Guthrie Center. la. 
January 23, 1900 ; h, 6 feet : brown hair and 
blue eyes : w. 154 pounds ; p. Ara Ellis and 
Edwin J. Smith (deceased), non-professionals; 
e. San Jose high school, Heald's college, San 
Jose, Cal. ; not married. Reader and general 
assistant with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Col- 
umbia and scenarist and technician with 
Warner Brothers Pictures in "The Silver Slave." 
"Land of the SiWer Fox" and others. 

STARR. JAMES A.: r, n.. James Atherton 
Starr ; b. Clarkesville. Tex., February 3. 1902 ; 
h, 5 feet 5 inches ; dark brown hair and 



eyes; w, 140 pounds; p, Elizabeth and W. C. 
Starr, non-prof eesionals ; e, Oakland Technical 
high school ; m. Eve Conrad, professional ; hy, 
collecting rare books, first editions. Titles and 
dialogue on the following Warner Brothers pic- 
tures, "The Lion and the Mouse," "My Man," 
"The Million Dollar Collar," "One Stolen 
Night," "The Little Wildcat," "Kid Gloves," 
"Fancy Baggage" and "Stolen Kisses." Titles 
for Fox pictures, "Chicken a la King." "His 
Favorite Wife," "The Deadwood Coach," "The 
Lone Star Ranger" and "Sky High" ; and 
comedy construction on "Harold Teen" for First 
National and also "Chicken a la King" for Fox. 

STONE, JOHN: r. n.. Jack Sti-umwasser ; b, 
New York City, September 12. 1888 : h, 5 feet 10 
inches ; brown hair and blue eyes ; w. 175 
pounds ; p. Bertha and Samuel Strumwasser. 
non-professionals ; e, DeWitt Clinton high 
school. New York City. College of New York 
and New York university, no stage training ; 
m, Hilda Hess, writer ; hy. handball and swim- 
ming. Screen experience covering a period of 
nine years consists of writing for most of 
the Fox stars during this time such as William 
Farnum, Dustin Farnum, William Russell. 
Shirley Mason. Buck Jones ; two Zane Gi'eys 
for Paramount, "Nevada" and "Drums of the 
Desert" ; two years for Tom Mix among which 
are "No Man's Gold," "The Great K. and A. 
Train Robbery," "Hard Boiled," "Daredevil's 
Reward" and "Arizona Wildcat." His latest 
features have been "Roadhouse" with Lionel 
Barrymore; "Win that Girl," a football satire; 
"The Play Girl" with Madge Bellamy ; "Prep 
and Pep," Butler production ; "Homesick," Lehr- 
man production ; "Captain Lash" with Victor 
McLaglen, and "The Exiles," a William Beau- 
dine production. His biggest feature was "Three 
Bad Men." a John Ford production. 

UNSELL. EVE: b, Chicago, HI.. December, 
6 : I). Amelia Jeffries Jones (French and 
Wel.sh) and Henry Unsell (German and Eng- 
Ish). non-professionals; e, Emerson college. 
Boston (drama, English and literature) ; Mis- 
souri State university (general) ; Christian col- 
lege, Columbia. Mo., from which she graduated 
before 18 ; Dramatic Art in Paris under Mme. 
Weinschenck, and a summer ex-tension course 
at Oxford university ; m, Lester Blankfield. non- 
professional ; hy, sea life and reading. Wrote 
her first story for Universal and second, "The 
Pawnbroker's Daughter," for Alice Joyce. Then 
free-lanced for Paramount and also wrote for 
Marguerite Clai-k. Mary Pickford, John Barry- 
more, Pauline Frederick and Elsie Ferguson for 
about 10 years. Also wrote the "Cup of Fury" 
for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, a Rupert Hughes 
production ; the adaptation for "Long Live the 
King" with Jackie Coogan ; and "Shadows of 
Paris" for Paramount with Pola Negri. Othe/s 
she has written are "Daring Youth." "The 
Breath of Scandal." "The Plastic Age." "Thun- 
der Mountain," "Percy." "The Ancient Mar- 
iner," "Hell's Highroad," and "What Fools 
Men" in 1925 ; "The Girl from Mont mart re." 
"The Lily." "Exclusive Rights," "Sandy." "Si- 
beria," "Yellow Fingers," "Her Second Chance" 
and "The Yankee Senor" in 1926. Her latest 
in "Conquest." an all-talking feature. 

VAJDA, ERNEST: b. Hungary. Had four 
plays simultaneously on Broadway last season, 
"The Harem." produced by David Beiasco ; 
"Grounds for Divorce," produced by Charles 
Frohman ; "Fata Morgana," produced by the 
Theatre Guild, and "The Little Angel," a Brock 
Pemberton production ; is also author of "The 
Drive." "Thu Crown Prince." "Mr. Bobby." "Un- 
expected Guest" and "The Confession." which 
he wrote under the pseudonym of Sidney Gar- 
rick ; author of "Carnival Marriage." and the 
book for an opera, music for which was done 
by Poldini and which won first prize in a 
Budapest contest for the best opera book. This 
oi)era was produced at Budapest in the Royal 
theatre. At a reception given in his honor by 
the leaders of the theatrical and literary circles 
of London, he was hailed as one of the greate-^t 
playwrights of the world. Has written for the 
screen a starring vehicle for Adolphe Menjou, 
"A Woman on Trial" for Pola Negri ; "Service 
for Ladies" and "Serenade" ; then assigned to 
write and supervise the Menjou pictures for 
Associate Producer B. P. Schulberg. his first 
under this new system being "The Code of 
Honor;" the second "Super of the Gaiety." 

WILSON. CAREY: b, Philadelphia. Pa.. May 
19. 1889: h. 5 feet 10 inches; blonde hair and 
blue eyes ; w. 162 pounds ; p, Anna Margaret 
and William Trego Wilson, non-professionals ; e. 
Industrial Art school, Philadelphia, and Ruther- 
ford high school. Rutherford. Pa. : has stage 
training in school and amateur dramatics ; m. 
Nancy Everett, stage dancer : hy, elect rial and 
mechanical sides of radio, as well as phono- 
graphs, automobiles, tennis, aviation and ama- 
teur 16 m. m. motion pictures in color. Is the 
author of two school plays of three acts each and 
of a one act playlet, "Saffron." produced at the 
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"Ben Hur." directed by Fred Niblo ; "His Sec- 
retary," starring Norma Shearer ; "He Who Gets 
Slapped." directed by Victor Seastrom ; "The 
Midshipman." starring Ramon Novarro ; "The 
Cardboard Lover." starring Marion Davies' for 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer : "The Private Life of 
Helen of Troy." "Oh Kay," "Lilac Time." 
"Orchids and Ermine." "That's a Bad Girl." 
"Naughty but Nice." and "The Stolen Bride" 
and "American Beauty." starring Billie Dove. 
and "The Sea Tiper" with Milton Sills for First 
National. Also "The Awaken ing" with Vilma 
Banky ; "His Captive Woman." directed by 
Gc'orfre Fitzmaurice : "The Flyinp: Fool" with 
William Boyd, and "Geraldine," a Pathe produc- 
tion. 

YOST, DOROTHY: b. St. LouIg. Mo., Apiil 



25 : h. 4 feet ll-'i inches: brown hair and da k 
brown eyes; w, U)() pounds; p. Alice Kern and 
Robert M. Yost, father newspai>er editor; e. 
Polytechnic high school, Los Angeles : m, Dwight 
W. Cummins, scenario writer ; hy, boating and 
fishing. Screen experience as ecenarLst of "The 
Star Dust Trail." "The Millionaire Policeman." 
"Kentucky Pride." "My Husband's Wives," 
"Marriage in Transit" and "Wings of tne 
Storm" in 1925 ; "The Harvester." "Moulders 
of Men." "Judgment of the Hills" and "Un- 
easy Payments" in 1927 ; and in 1928 foi- 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer "Devils of the Deep." to 
be filmed in the South seas. 

YOUNG, WALDEMAR: b. Salt Lake City. 
Utah; p. Agnes Mackintosh and Mahonri Young; 



e. Salt Lake City high f;chool and Stanford 
university ; Elizabeth Haight Young. Has writ- 
ten "The Unholy Three," "Dorothy Vernon of 
Haddon Hall." "Trail of '98." "London After 
Midnight." and most all of the Chaney pictures 
directed by Tod Browning. 

YOUNGER. A. P.: b. Sacramento. Cal. ; h. 
5 feet 10v4 inches; dark hair and grey eyes; 
w. 175 pounds; p. Andrew Younger, non-pro- 
fessional : e. high school. San Francisco ; m, 
Maree V. Dearing, non-professional. Wrote the 
scenaiios for "Twelve Miles Out." "While the 
City Sleeps." "Slide. Kelly. Slide." "Brown of 
Harvard." and adapted "Alias Jimmy Valentine" 
for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 



PRODUCERS AND STUDIO EXECUTIVES 



ALGIER, SIDNEY H. : b. Shamokin. Pa.. De- 
cember 5, 1SS9. h. 5 feet 6\'2 inches ; brown 
hair and eyes ; w. 160 pounds ; p. Elise and 
Allan Algier. non-professionals ; e. Brookline 
high school ; m. Wava Roberts, professional : 
hy, golf and all outdoor siK)rts. Stage experi- 
ence covering a period of about 10 years dur- 
ing which time he appeared in light opera "The 
Princess Chic" in 1904 ; two seasons with 
"Babes in Toy land" in 1905 : in the musical 
comedy. "The Tourists," in 1906: from 1907 to 
Hioy in "The Alaskan ;" in 1909 "A Night for 
a Day ;" in burlesque from 1910-1911 and in 
vaudeville from 1911-14. Entered pictui"es in 
1915 and played second comedy parts to Rube 
Miller in short reel subjects, writing them 
himself, editing and cutting same. Later be- 
came assistant director and then production 
manager, which vocation he has been following 
to date. Also co-directed and directed 17 pro- 
ductions. 

HERMAN, PANDRO S. : b. Pittsburgh. Pa.. 
March 2S. 1905 ; h. 5 feet 7 inches ; brown 
hair and eye^^ : w. 145 poundt^ : p. Julie and the 
late Harry M. Berman. general manager of 
Universal and F B O : e. DeWitt Clinton high 



school and in New York ; m, Viola V. Newman, 
non-professional ; hy. golf and tennis. Spent 
five years with F B O as assistant director 
to Tod Browning. Ralph Ince. Al Santell and 
Mai St. Clair: also film editor for F B O. Ai 
present film and title editor at Columbia 
Stuiios. 

CAREWE. EDWIN: b. Gainsville. Tex.. 
March 5; h. 5 feet 8 inches; grey hair and 
eyes ; w, 160 pounds ; e. University of Missouri 
and Oklahoma : not married : hy, golfing, hunt- 
ing and fishing. Stage experience in "O'Neil 
of Darey" and "Francesco de Rimini." Pro- 
duced and directed "Revenge." "Ramona" and 
"Resurrection." 

COOPER. MARI.\N COLD WELL: b, Jackson- 
sonville. Fla., October 24. 1S9.3 : h. 5 feet S»'j 
inches : brown hair and eyes ; w, 150 pounds : 
p. Mary Coldwell and John C. Cooper ; non- 
profe*;sionals ; e, Lawrenceville high school and 
United States Naval Academy: no stage train- 
ing: hy. reading, aviation, gambling and ex- 
ploitation. Co-producer with Ernest Scholdsack 
of "Chang" and "Grass." 



CONSIDINE, JR.. JOHN W.: b. Sj.okane. 
Wash., October 7. ls9S; dark brown hair and 
eye* : p. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Considine, Sr. ; 
e, Seattle public schools and Stanford university. 
^ale univeisity, Oxford university and Heidel- 
berg university. He left Stanford university, 
where he studied medicine for two years, to 
serve in the United States Navy as ensign. 
After the war he entered Sheffield Scientific 
school at Yale and was graduated. While in 
school he formeil the ambition to enter the 
business end of the motion picture industry and 
after completing his education and traveling 
abroad he started with Joseph M. Schenck or- 
ganization as script clerk and third assistant 
director, becoming successively private secre- 
tary to Mr. Schenck. assis ant manager of 
Buster Keaton company, manager of Constance 
Talmadge company, manager of Norma and Con- 
stance Talmadge companies, general manager of 
Schenck organization and associate producer, 
liresident of Feature Productions. Inc.: also 
producer of "The Eagle" and "The Son of the 
Sheik." starring Rudolph Valentino : "Two 
Arabian Knights :" "Tempest" with John Barry- 
more : and "The Woman Disputed" with Norma 
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COWAN, JAMES R. : Production manajrer, 
Lonjr Island studio of Paramount ; b, Glasgow. 
Scotland, August 25, 1889 : e, hish school and 
private comnierciai t^chooLs ; first job in a bank. 
Since he war 20 years old, however, he has 
been connected with the theatrical buisinese. 
Only interruption was during the war when 
he served in a machine pun outfit and rose 
froni the rank of private to first lieutenant. 
Started with Klaw and Erlanger in the days of 
advanced vaudeville ; then went to booking 
offices of William Morris and served as traveling 
representative on tours of Annette Keller man 
and Sir Harry Lauder. He was asaociated with 
Elizabeth Marbury in production of "Nobody 
Home," "Very tk>od Eddie," "Love of Mike" 
and other shows. In that connection he came 
to know Waltei- Wanj^^er and was associated 
with him in the production of "John Gerguson" 
and the Frank Bacon show, "Five o'Clock." 
During this same period he was associated with 
Lindsey Morrison in the production of stock 
in Boston. When Paramount took over the 
Balaban & Katz chain of theatres, he was 
buying short features for its chain of houses. 
Sam Katz put him in charge of the unit shows 
being installed in the deluxe houses of the 
Publix circuit. He directed the routing, ar- 
ranged openings and helped put new productions 
into shape. In time he became manager of 
all the units. He was brought to the Long 
Island studio when it reopened and made head 
of production of short features. On January 1. 
1929. he was promoted to production manager of 
the studio, ranking next to Mont a Bell, pro- 
duction executive, in control of production acti- 
vities. 

FINEMAN, B. P.: b. New York City, Febru- 
ary 22. 1895; p. Gonia Powell and Venis Fein- 
man, non-prof eseionals ; e. New York college. 
New York City ; not married ; hy. aviation. No 
stage experience. Screen experience consists of 
producing for 10 years for independents, 
Kathryn McDonald and First National and 
F B O for two and one-half years, 

GRIFFITH. D. W. : r. n., David Wark 
Griffith: b, LaGrange. Ky., January 2, 1879; 
brown hair and grey eyes ; w, 190 pounds ; p, 
Margaret Oglesby and Jacob Wark Griffith, non- 
professionals ; e. University of Kentucky ; not 
married : hy. reading and music. Had 15 years 
stage experience ; also author of the play, "The 
Fool and the Girl ;" 12 years in stock and on 
tour. Screen experience includes production of 
"Birth of a Nation." "Way Down East." 
"Broken Blossoms." "Intolerance." "America" 
and "Lady of the Pavement." 

HUGHES. HOWARD: b, Houston, Tex. De- 
cember 24, 1904 ; p. Alena Gano and Howard 
R. Hughes, non-professional.s ; e. Rice Ins itute. 
Houston, Tex. ; m, Ella Rice, non-professional ; 
hy, golf and flying. He has produced "Two 
Ai'abian Knighte" and "Hell's Angels." He is 
head of Caddo Productions. 

LAEMMLE, JR., CARL: b, Chicago, 111., 
April 28, 1908 : e. boarding school near New 
York, and Clark school. Conceived and wrote 
the stories for. cast, supervised and edited, the 
Universal Junior Jewel Series, "The Collegians," 
starring George Lewis, and featuring Dorothy 
Gulliver, as well as Hayden Stevenson of 
"Leather Pushers" fame. In the one year since 
his father appointed him to a resixinsible posi- 
tion in the production of Universal's pictui'es. 
some of the outstanding photoplays have been 
made under his sui>ervision. such as "We Ameri- 
cans." "Lonesome" and "Last Warning." while 
pictures of such importance and magnitude as 
"Broadway," "The Shannons of Broadway" and 
the Conrad Veldt pictures are entrusted to his 
supervision. 

LcBARON. WILLIAM: b, Elgin, III.. Febru- 
ary 16. 1883; h. 5 feet 10 inches; tight hair 
and blue eyes ; w. 160 pounds ; p, Mary Bundy 
and John K. LeBavon, non-professionals ; e. 
high school at Elgin, 111., the University of Chi- 
cago and the New York university ; no stage 
training : m. Mabel Hollins. non-professional ; 
hy, play writing. Wrote "The Echo," "The 
Very Idea." "Apple Blossom.'* "Her Regiment," 
"I Love You." "The Yankee Princess," "Moon- 
light" and "The Scarlet Man." Now vice presi- 
dent in charge of production for R K O Pro- 
ductions (F B O). 

MACKINNON. DOUGLAS GEORGE: b. Man- 
dalay, Burma, India ; h, 6 feet 1 inch ; light 
hair and blue eyee ; w. 175 pounds ; p, Annie 
Allan and Harry Douglas Mackinnon ; e, Los 
Angeles high school ; m. Ruth Palmer ; hy. 
yachting and polo. 

MANNON, ALFRED T. : b, Philadelphia. Pa.. 
December 2'J. 1897 ; h, 5 feet 11 inches ; brown 
hair and eyps ; w. 170 pounds ; p. May ReifF 
and George Henry Mannon, non-professionals ; 



e, Stuyvesant high school, New York City and 
Columbia college, school of ai'chitecture ; m, 
Marion R. Hiekson, non-professional. He is a 
production executive at Tec-Art Studios. Holly- 
wood. 

McCORMICK. JOHN: b, Kansas City. Mo.. 
August 17, 1893; h, 6 feet 1 inch; brown hair 
and eyes ; w, 185 pounds ; p, Anne Phelan and 
James S. McCormick, non-professionals ; e, 
Broadway high school, Seattle. Wash., and the 
University of Washington ; m, Colleen Moore, 
professional ; hy, tennis. Began stage career as 
usher in a Seattle theatre. After leaving col- 
lege became treasurer of Empress thea re in 
San Francisco. Realizing the coming ixjpular- 
ity of motion pictures, he entered this branch 
of the show business in 1914 ; bought rights to 
"Birth of a Nation" and "Tillie's Punctured 
Romance" for Pacific Northwest territory and 
exploited and sold pic ures in that locality ; 
then became affiliated with Sol Lesser, first as 
exchange manager in Denver of All Star Fea- 
tures Distributors, then as publicity and ex- 
ploitation manager for the entire organization. 
After the World War, • in which he was com- 
missioned an ensign in the Navy, he became 
publicity director of the newly organized First 
National Exhibitors' Circuit ; was Western head 
of this or.ganization, as it developed from a two 
room office until it occupied its present two 
million dollar studio. In 1027 resigned as gen- 
eral manager of First National Studio to de- 
vote his attention to producing Colleen Moore 
pictures for First National release. 

MOSLER, LLOYD: b, Portland. Ore.. March 
13. 1900: h, 5 feet 10 inches; brown hair and 
blue eyes ; w, 162 pounds ; e. Central high. 
Spokane. Wash. ; m, Josephine Mosler ; hy. 
golf, tennis and swimming. Joined film row 
of Universal in 1915. Has worked on the fol- 
lowing productions : "Ben Hur." "Flesh and 
the Devil." "Uncle Tom's Cabin." "The Cvit 
and the Canary." "The Temptress," "Thy Name 
Is Woman." "Strangers of the Night," "Red 
Lily" and "The Famous Mrs. Fair." 

MURPHY, JOHN LAWRENCE: Production 
manager of Harold Lloyd Cornoration ; b, Chi- 
cago, 111., 1894; e, Portland, Ore.; played pro- 
fessional baseball in the old Inter-Mountain 
League just prior to the war ; m. Hazel Con- 
nolly. Chicago. Enlisted in the aviation sec- 
tion in the World war, and immediately fol- 
lowing his discharge went to Hollywood where 
he joined the Brunton Film Company; later 
went with the Rolin Film Company which was 
then producing the Harold Lloyd comedies in 
the old Bradbury M^nsion. Los Angeles. Par- 
ticipated in the building of the new Hal Roach 
nlant at Culver City and remained there until 
Lloyd branched out as an indenendent producer 
six years ago. Went with Lloyd corporation 
f s production manager. Is a m^mb^r of the 
KIks. Lakeside Golf Club and the Hollywood 
Athletic Club. 

POMEROY. ROY J.: b. Darjeeling, India: 
h, 5 feet I014 inches; light brown hair and 
blue eyes ; w. 158 pounds ; e, high school in 
England, Ohio, We.sleyan and Cincinnati 
School of Art; hy, portrait painting, electri- 
cal research and photography. No stage exneri- 
ence. Screen expeiience as director of Para- 
mount's first all-talking picture, "Interference." 
and prior to this, head of the special photo- 
graphic effects department for Paramount. 

POPPE. HARRY H.: b. Cincinnati, O.. h. 
5 feet 10 inches : brown hair and '^yes ; w, 
170 pounds : e. Grant high school. Stage ex- 
perience as company manager and advance 
acrent for Baker & Castle Attractions. "Grau- 
stark" and "The Goose Girl ;" advance agent, 
American tour of the London Symphony Or- 
chestra ; with the Cinfinnati Symiihony O'-chefi- 
tra and Heuck and Fennessy theatres. Cincin- 
nati. Foregoing engagements covered the 
period from 1905 to 1913. Screen experience 
^"ith Cosmopolitan Productions for five years : 
Houdini Pi'-ture Cornoration ; B. A. Rolf*^ Pro- 
ductions : Octagon Films : Yorke-Metro P'-oduc- 
tions {Harold Lock wood) and David Horsley 
Productions. Now production manarrer of Pa+he 
Studios. Culver City. Cal.. with whom he has 
bpen connected since May. 1927, handling the 
following pictures : "The Leathernecks," "Of- 
fice Scandal." "Shady Lndy." "Show Folks. " 
"Celebrity," "Power," "Th" Cop." "Man Made 
Woman." "Skyscraper," "The Blue D^nub°." 
"Gallagher." "Wreck of the Kesnerus," "The 
Angel of Broadway" and "The Fighting Eagle." 

REEVES. ALFRED: b, London. England. De- 
cember 2. 1876 ; h. 5 feet 7 inches ; dark "rey 
hair and hazel eyes ; w, 135 pounds ; p, Ellen 
Rowden and John Reeves, professionals ; e, 
London public schools ; m. Amy Clara Minis'^er. 
prof*¥;sional : hy, iihotograjihy. first nights and 
motion pictures. His entire career has been en- 
tirely profes-^ional. In 1 895 he toured Gr^at 
Britain and France with Frank C. Bostock Cir- 
cus and menacerie ; in 1897 toured as advance 
manager of Ijord George Sanger's circus in 



Great Britain ; in 1900 with Fred Karno's Com- 
panies in vaudeville. In 1905 he came to the 
United States as manager and producer and 
opened at Hammerstein's in New York with "A 
Night in an English Music Hall;" managed and 
booked this act and repertoire of Karno sketches 
until 1914 in the United States. In the spring 
of 1918 he made a trip to England, coming 
back .0 this country in the fall of that year 
with the production of "A Night in a London 
Secret Society." in which Charles Chaplin made 
his first American debut at Percy C. Williams' 
Colonial theatre in New York City, September, 
1910. Played this and other repertoire acts. 
"Night in a London Club," "Night in an Eng- 
lish Music Hall," and otheis un.il November, 
1913, when Charles Chajilin went into i>icture8 
with Keystone. In 1914 he again went to Eng- 
land on a theatrical tour and made appearances 
in many war entertainments for the wounded 
at Netley, Aldershot. etc. In 1918 he arrived 
in Hollywood and renewed connections wi..h 
Charles Chaplin, who had just started his own 
production studios ; later became president of 
Chaplin Studios, Inc., and general manager of 
Charles Chaplin Film Corporation, which posi- 
tion he now holds. 

SCHOEDSACK, ERNEST BEAUMONT: b. 

Council Bluffs. la., June 8. 1893 ; h. 6 feet 5 
inches ; brown hair and grey eyes ; w, 190 
pounds ; p. Ruth A. and Gustav A. Beaumont, 
non-profes.^ionals ; m. Ruth Rose, jirofessional ; 
hy, motion pictures. Co-producer with Marian 
Cooper of "Gra^" and "Chang." 

SCHULBERG, B. P.: b. Bridgeport. Conn., 
January 19. 1892 ; e. high school. New York 
City, and College of the City of New York. 
First position as reporter on the "New York 
Evening Mail ;" with them for two years and 
left to become associate editor of a magazine, 
"Films Reports," a journal organized in the 
interests of independent producers and exhibi- 
tors of the then exceedingly young and tender 
motion picture industry. As a-^ociate editor 
of "Films Reports" he built up friendships and 
contacts that enabled him, a year later, to 
select the producer with whom he desired to 
affiliate. Because of friendship he accepted a 
dual post of publicity director and scenario 
writer with the Rex Pictures Corix>ration, 11th 
avenue. New York City, and a year later went 
with Adolph Zukor when Zukor launched his 
Famous Players Company in 1912. Thus it 
came about that Schulberg exploited the first 
feature length, big name motion picture sold in 
America, "Queen Elizabeth," with Sarah Bern- 
hardt in the title role. First venture in feature 
length production was the film, "The Prisoner 
of Zenda :" "Queen Elizabeth" was a French 
film, bought by Zukor for distribution in Amer- 
ica. When Zukor's Famous Players Company 
combined with Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play 
Company in 1915 to become the Paramount 
Corporation, Schulberg retained his post of 
double duty. After several years with Para- 
mount he made the decision to tiy his hand 
at independent production. During this period 
he saw the Elmer Clifton film. "Down to the 
Sea in Ships," and playing a minor role, that 
of a stowaway, was a little girl who attracted 
Schulherg's attention. He immediately wired his 
associate, who was in the cast, with the result 
that Clara Bow came to Hollywood to play in 
the Schulberg company. Clara Bow, under 
Schulberg's guidance, has since become one of 
the greatest box office stars the motion picture 
industry has ever known. In 1925. Schulberg 
rejoined the Paramount Cor|>oration in the 
capacity of associate producer^a position of 
tremendous responsibility. 

STERN, W. L. : b, San Francisco. Cal.. Oc- 
tober 26. 1890 ; e. Commercial high school. No 
stage or screen experience. Business manager 
for Universal Pictures Corporation. 

THOMPSON, DAVID H.: b. New York City. 
May 4. 1886; h. 5 feet I0V2 inches; dark brown 
hair and eyes; w, 210 iwunds : p. Elizabeth and 
David Thompson, non-professionals ; e, Morris 
high school and New York law college ; m. 
Eleanor A. Thompson, non-professional ; hy. box- 
ing, golf and bowling. Stage experience from 
1902 to 1906 with the Proctor Stock company 
of New York City. Started screen career with 
the Edison Film company in 1910 ; with Than- 
houser Film company from 1911 to 1914: with 
Metro f^om 1914 to 1921 ; with Fox 1921 to 
1923 : with First National from 1923 to 1928 ; 
and next with Fox- Movietone. 

WADE. MERLE: b. Oklahoma City. Okla.. 
1907 ; h. 5 feet 10 inches : blonde hair and 
hazel eyes; w, 150 pounds; p. Etfie Chouteau 
and James Wade, non-professionals ; e. Wichita, 
Kan., high school and the University of Cali- 
fornia, Los Angeles ; not married ; hy, polo. 
Stage experience consists of appearing in stock 
in New York City. Screen experience, at pres- 
ent producing "Waca." 

WEST, ROLAND: b. Cleveland, O.. 1887: 
p, non-professionals ; e. convent and public 



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R.K.O. 

Has the Best Box Office Names and the Very Best in 

Production in Comedies 

H. C. Witwer's Racing Blood Series 
Alberta Vaughn and Al Cooke 

Billy De Beck's 



Renowned 



Barney Google and Spark 
Plug Series 

Fontaine Fox's 

Toonerville 

Mickey (Himself) McGuire Series 
Jimmy Murphy's 

Famous 

Toots and Casper Series 
Every Name for the Lights 

Larry Darmour Productions 

for Standard Cinema Corporation 



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schools of Cleveland ; m. Jewel Carmen. i)rofes- 
sional ; hy, yachting. Stape experience as an 
actor, playwright and producei-. Screen experi- 
ence, produced and directed "The Bat," "The 
Monster" and "The Unknown Purple." Also 
directed "The Dove" and "DeLuxe Annie" star- 
ring Norma Talmadge, and directed many other 
pictures. 

WHITE, JACK: b. New York City. March 2. 
1899 : h. 5 feet 11 inches : dark brown hair 
and eyes ; w. 167 pounds ; p. non-profe>(>ionals : 
e, Ijos Angelee high school ; no stage training : 
m. Pauline Starke, professional : hy, riding. 
golf, fishing and hunting. Director for four 
years at Fox, producer eight years. Has pro- 
duced 500 one and two reel comedies for Edu- 
cational : created such stars as Lloyd Hamilton. 
Big Boy. Jerry Drew, and «uch directors as 
Archie Mayo, Lloyd Bacon, Dei Lord. Charles 
Lament. Jules White. Norman Taurog. Albert 
Ray, Stephen Roberts, Hugh Fay and Arvid 
Gilletrom. 

YOHALEM, GEORGE: b. New York City, 
July 15, 1893; h. 5 feet SVj inches: brown 



hair and eyes ; w, 14S pounds ; e. DeWitt Clin- 
ton high school. New York : m, non-profes- 
sional ; hy, golf and book collecting. Screen 
experience — started out with Paramount Famous 
Lasky Corporation in 1914. 

ZANUCK, DARRYL F.: b. Wahoo. Neb.; h. 
5 feet 1^2 inches : brown hair and blue grey 
eyes ; w. 130 pounds ; p. Louise and Frank H. 
Zanuck, non-professionals; e, Oakdale, Neb., 
high school ; m. Virginia Fox. ex-professional ; 
hy. writing good stories. Associated in the 
production of the following pictures : "The 
Broadway Butterfly," "The Limited Mail," 
"Eve's Lover," "Hogan's Alley." "On Thin 
Ice." in 1925 ; "The Cave Man." "Three Weeks 
in Paris." "The Little Iri^^h Girl." "Oh What 
a Nurtie," "Across the Pacific." 
Widows." "The Better 'Ole.* 
Missing Link." "Wolf's Clothing.' 
Francisco," "Good Time Charlie." 
Eggs at the Front," in 1927 ; and 



"Footloose 

1926 : "The 

"Old San 

"Ham and 

"The First 

Auto." "Noah's Ark." "Singing Fool" and "My 
Man," (in collaboration) "Tenderloin." "State 
Street Sadie" and "The Dasired Woman" in 
1928. 



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CLARK. CHARLES GALLOWAY: b. Potter 

Valley. Cal.. March 19. 1899; h. 5 feet 11 
inches ; brown hair and hazel eyes ; w, 190 
pounds ; p. Anne E. Millington and Charles E. 
Clarke, non-professionals ; e. Polytechnic high 
school, Lo6 Angeles ; not mai'ried ; hy. micro- 
scopy and game preserve. Stage experience 
consists of several attempts to get a chance 
at the old Burbank theatre. Los Angeles, as a 
child. Started in film laboratory work at D. 
W. Griffith laboratory in 1919; then followed 
better positions at the Horsley and National 
Film Company laboratory. At the latter, every 
possible spare moment was spent in learning 
the camera which resulted in a chance to photo- 
graph in I tart a serial. "The Son of Tarzan." 
Worked in similar manner on "The Half Breed" 
and "Slippy McGee" for Morosco ; thence to 
Lasky studio to start all over again as an as- 
sistant on "Burning Sands" and "Ebb Tide." 
George Melford, the director of the last two. 
then arranged that he go East to be second 
cameraman on "Java Head" and "You Can't 
Fool Your Wife." He then became Melford's 
first cameraman, returning to the Coast to 
photograph "Salomy Jane," "Tiger Love," "Top 
of the World." "The Light That Failed." "Dawn 
of a Tomorrow" and "Flaming Barriers" for 
Paramount : "Friendly Enemies," "Without 
Mercy." "Simeon the Jester" and "Whispering 
Smith" for Metropolitan Studios, and "Rock- 
ing Moon" {made in Alaska in 1925) ; for FBO 
"One Minute to Play," featuring Red Grange, 
and "Racing Romeo;" for Fox, "Riley the 
Cop," "Going Crooked," "Singed." "Up 
Stream," "Four Sons," "Sharpshooters." "The 
Red Dance," "Plastered in Paris." "The Veiled 
Lady" and "White Silence." and for Warner 
Brothers "Ham and Eggs at the Front." 

CLARK, DANIEL B. : b. Urbana. Mo., April 
2S, 1890; h. 5 feet 9Vi: inches; dark hair and 
eyes ; w, 175 pounds ; p, Rosa and R. J. D. 
Clark, non-professionals ; m, Estella May Read, 
non-professional; hy. his children (two girls). 

DEVOL, NORMAN: b. Marietta. Ohio. June 
7. 1900 ; h, 5 feet 7 inches ; brown hair and 
grey eyes; w. 1.^6 pounds; p, Joe Hai-t DeVol, 
non-professional ; e, Covina Union high school 
and University of California, Berkeley, Cal. ; 
not married ; hy, inventing, camera parapher- 
nalia, hunting and fishing. Screen experience of 
10 years with Tom Mix on cinematographic 
crew at Fox studios, Hollywood ; one year firdt 
cameraman with Tom Mix at R K O studios,, 
Hollywood: and 11 years on the Fox News 
Special Subjects during that time (1918-1929). 

FORBES. HARRY W.: b. Cincinnati, O.. 
isss; h, 5 feet 6 inches; light hair and brown 
eyes ; w. 180 i>ounds ; e. Walnut Hills high 
school, Cincinnati. O., and the University of 
Cincinnati. Pictures photographed during the 
year 1928 are the "Buster Brown" series, the 
"Keeping Up with the Jones" series, the "Mike 
and Ike" series, and the "Newlyweds and Their 
Baby" series for Stern Brothers ; also "The 
Little Rebel" with Henry B. Walthall, a Bint- 
liff production. 

GAUDIO, TONY: r. n.. Gaetano Gaudio ; b, 
Rome, 1885. coming from a family of noted 
photographers. Began his career with the old 
Vitagraph company in New York as head of 
this firm's celluloid laboratories, later taking 
charge of camera and laboratory work at the 
old Imp company, headed by Carl Laemmie; in 
1911 came to Hollywood and was placed in 
charge of all camera work at Universal. Among 
his early screen releases which he photographed 
was "The Unpardonable Sin." the first war 
picture, featuring Wallace Beery and Blanche 
Sweet. Photographed all of the Marshall Nei- 
lan productions for a number of years and 
later turned the first crank on Allan Dwan 
specials. More recently he was Norma Tal- 
madge's cameraman, directing the photography 
of this star's pictures for more than four 
years ; arftong the Talmadge films which he 
photographed were "The Eternal Flame." 
"A- hes of Vengeance," "Secrets," "The Lady" 
and "Beverly of Graustark." Also filmed two 
Greta Garbo specials for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 
"The Torrent" and "The Temptress" ; photo- 
graphed Lew Cody's "The Gay Deceiver," and 
two recent films for First National, "The 
Blonde Saint" with Doris Kenyon and Lewis 
Stone, and "Affairs of a Follies Girl." starring 
Billie Dove. His most recent cinematic tri- 
umphs were "Two Arabian Knights." featuring 
William Boyd and Louis Wolheim. and "The 
Gaucho," Douglas Fairbanks* latest starring 
vehicle. Is now filming "Hell's Angels," whicn 
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release. Gaudio is a S'Znd depree Mason and a 
member of the 233-CIub, Hollywood's organiza- 
tion of Maf;ter Masons, 

GOOD. FRANK B. : r. n.. Frank Bucher 
Good : b, Columbus. C. Qt-tober 3, 1884 : h, 5 
feet 81/^ inches ; prey hair and eyes ; w, 175 
pounds ; p, Mary Jane McHall and Georpe P. 
Good, non-prof eesionalfi ; e. East high school, 
Columbus. O. ; m. Dolores Gannon, non-profes- 
sional : hy. aviation and racing cars. Six years 
in vaudeville. An autoiyobile race driver from 
1906 to 1912. In 1911 played leading man in 
three reel Biogrraph automobile race pictures. 
In 1912 played lead opposite Ford Sterling in 
"Love and Vengeance" for Sterling Motion Pic- 
ture Company. The same year started on cam- 
era with Sterling Motion Picture Company. On 
camera woi'k for two and one-half years with 
Majestic. Reliance and D. W. Griffith Studios: 
seven years with Fox ; five years with Jackie 
Coogan productions ; now free lancing. 

HALLER, ERNEST: b, Los Angeles, Cal.. 
May 31. 1896; h, 5 feet 9 inches; blonde hair 
and blue eyes; w, 162 pounds: p. Ida Gabler 
and Samuel Haller, non-professionals ; e. Holly- 
wood high school ; m. non-professional : hy. golf. 
Some of the pictures he has filmed are "French 
Dressing." "The Whip Woman." "Harold Teen," 
"The Mad Hour." "The Wheel of Chance." 
"Out of the Ruins," "Stella Dallas." "Naughty 
Baby" and "Weary River." Has been shooting 
pictures for the past 15 years and has made 
about 75 pictures during his career in the mo- 
tion picture industry. 

HYER. WILLIAM C: b. Ravenna. Neb.. De- 
cember 20, 1894; p. non-professionals; e. Bone- 
steel, S. D., high school, and the Kearney Mili- 
tary academy, Kearney. Neb. : m, Marina Yur- 
lova. professional. Cinematographer since 
1915 ; member of the American Society of Cine- 
matographers. Shot pictures for Universal 
(Stern Film Corporation) for five years; also 



for Fox and Rayart, and at prctsent with Edu- 
cational Studios. Inc.. in his second year, mak- 
ing his 45th production for them. Chief cine- 
matographer for the Charles Lamont unit mak- 
ing Big Boy Juvenile comedies. Dorothy De- 
vore comedies and Jerry Drew Ideal comedies. 



IVANO, PAUL: r. n., Paul I va no-Ivan iehe- 

vitch ; b. Nice. France. May 13, 1900: h. 6 feet 
111^ inches ; light brown hair and grey eyes : 
w, 147^^ pounds : ji, Marie Kabloukoft (Rus- 
sian) and Luc Ivanichevitch (Serbian). Doctor 
of Medicine; e, Lycie de Nice, and Paris Uni- 
versity : hy. photography and yachting. Filmed 
five pictures as Nazimova's cameraman ; one 
year at Goldwyn : five pictures with Valentino : 
four and one-half years with Fox, last one 
being "Street Angel ;" 72 pictures in eight 
years. Now filming Gloria Swanson in "Queen 
Kelly" with Erich von Stroheim directing. 



MOHR, HAL: b. San Francisco. Cal.. August 
2. 1894 ; h. 6 feet 2 inches ; dark brown hair 
and hazel eyes ; w, 205 pounds ; p. Rosalia 
Renargue and Michael Mohr. non-professionals ; 
e. Polytechnic high school of San Francisco ; 
m, Clair Del Mar. professional ; hy, photog- 
raphy, radio and aviation. Cameraman on 
"Glorious Betsy." "Old San Francisco." "Noah's 
Ark," "Jazz Singer." "Last Warning." "Erik 
the Great." "Broadway." "Wedding March." 
"Third Degree," "Million Bid," "Tenderloin," 
"Heart of Maryland." "The Girl from Chi- 
cago." "Marriage Clause." "Sparrows," "Little 
Annie Rooney." "Vanity's Price," "Playing 
with Souls" and "The Monster." 

ROSE, JACKSON J.: b, Chicago. 111., Octo- 
ber 29. 1886; h. 5 feet loMi inches: black hair 
and brown eyes : w. ISO pounds ; hy. all pho- 
tographic sciences. Prior to his entrance into 
the motion picture industry he was a news- 
pai>er photographer ; also had considerable ex- 
l>erience in commercial and portrait photog- 
raphy as well as color process work. He 
started in the motion picture industi-y in 1910 
with the E^ssanay Film Company, Chicago. Here 
he had charge of the negative laboratory for 



about two years, after which he was assigned 
to a camera. He photographed the first film 
that Francis X. Bushman api>eared in ; also 
photographed the first pictures with Gloria 
Swanson. Rod LaRocque, Colleen Moore and 
many others. He has the distinction of being 
the first cameraman to use the first Bell and 
Howell camera on a production and has in- 
vented many camera appliances. During hie 
nine years with Essanay Film Company he 
photographetl over 150 pi-oductions with many 
notables. A few of the films are "Graustark." 
"Skinner's Dresa Suit," "The Alster Case." 
"The Trufllers," "The Prince of Graustark." 
"The Raven," "His New Job," with Charles 
Chaplin, etc. He joined the Metro company 
in Hollywood in 1919 and remained there a 
little over a year during which he shot "Burn- 
ing Daylight." "The Star Rover," "The Mutiny 
of the Elsinore," "The Last Card," "Big Game" 
and many others. He then joined the Louis B. 
Mayer Company, where he photographed "The 
Dangerous Age" and "The Wanters" with John 
Stahl directing. In 1922 he joined Universal 
with whom he remained until recently, and 
among some of the pictures he shot were "Be- 
hind the Curtain." "Up the Ladder," "The 
Married Flaiiper." "The Storm Breaker." "The 
Mystery Club," "The Night Message," "The 
Midnight Sun." "Smouldering Fires." "Alias 
the Deacon." "Held by the Law." "Cheating 
Cheaters." "The Old Soak," "The Foreign 
Legion," "We Americans," "The Girl on the 
Barge." He also shot the following for Tiffany- 
Stahl, "Green Grass Widows," "Lingerie" and 
"Queen of Burlesque." He is a member of the 
American Society of Cinematographers and the 
International Photographers. 

WARREN. DWIGHT W. : b. Eagle Rock, Cal.. 
July 18, 1889; h. 5 feet 6 inches; light brown 
hair and blue eyes: w, 160 pounds; p. Katherine 
Ray and Dwight P. Warren, non-professionals ; 
e. Alhambra high school, no stage training ; 
m. Louise Seston, non-professional ; hy, radio 
and his two sons. No stage experience. Twelve 
years screen experience, having photograped 
pictures for Bill Hart ; also cinematographer for 
Universal and Fox ; and has been with Educa- 
tional for the last five years. 



ART DIRECTORS AND COSTUME DESIGNERS 



BANTON, TRAVIS: b, Waco. Texas. August 
18, 1894 ; p. Margaret Jones and Rentfro Banton. 
non-professionals ; e, Columbia university and 
the Art Students' League of Fine and Applied 
Arts, New York; not married; hy, work. No 
stage or screen experience. Is costume designer 
for Paramount. 

COX. JAMES DAVID: b. New York City. 
June 13; h, 5 feet S inches; brown hair and 
eyes ; w, 140 pounds ; p. Nedora Lyon and 
Alfred Cox. non-professionals : e. White Plains 
high school, Rutgers college and the New 
York School of Fine and Applied Arts ; not 
married ; hy, swimming and golfing. Designed 
costumes of "Our Dancing Daughters" and "The 
Man Who Laughs." 

FRENCH. PARK M. : b. Denver. Col., Decem- 
ber 13. 1884; h. 5 feet 7 inches; grey hair and 
blue eyes : w. 140 pounds ; p, Agnes McKee and 
Charles E. French, non-professionals : e. M. T. 
H. S.. Denver, University of Pennsylvania. 
Philadelphia, and School of Architecture, Chase 
school. New York City : m. Billie Leicester, 
professional. Three years' stage experience as 
designer of stage .';ettings and management of 
productions. Six years' screen experience &b 
motion picture architect and art director for 
United Artists. 

HALL, CHARLES B.: b. 1890: h, 5 feet 7 
inches ; brown hair and blue eyes ; w, 150 
pounds : m, non-professional : hy, soccer. Screen 
experience with Chaplin productions from 
1916 to 1924 : thence to Universal on "Broad- 
way," "'Cohens and Kellys." "The Last Warn- 
ing." "Phantom of the Opera" and all other 
features made by Universal since 1924. 

LUICK, EARL: b. Belding. Mich., March 13. 
1905 : h, 5 feet 11^/^ inches ; blonde hair and 
blue eyes : w, 145 pounds ; p, Edith Simon and 
Bert Luick, non-professionals ; e, California 
high school, and a special course in art at the 
University of Oregon ; not married ; hy, music. 



Screen experience of three years ; started out 
with DeMille ; then free lanced ; thence to War- 
ner Brothers. Designed costumes for "King of 
Kings." "Desert Song," "Conquest." "On 
Ti-ial," "Alimony Annie." Also costuminj?- and 
sets for Warner Brothers theatre. 

MENZIES, WILLIAM CAMERON: m. non- 
professional. Screen experience as art director at 
United Artists from 1922 up to the present time 
and is known for his work on "Thief of Bag 
dad." "Roeita." "Cobra." "Son of the Sheik." 
"Camille." "The Dove," "Sadie Thompson." 
"Woman Disputed," "The Tempest," 'Two 
Arabian Knights." "The Awakening." "The 
Rescue," "Lady of the Pavement," and "Alibi" : 
and with such stars as Corinne Griffith, Con- 
stance and Norma Talmadge. and director Her- 
bert Brenon. 



Key to 
Abbreviations 

b bom 

e educated 

h. height 

hy. hobby 

m. - married 

p. parents 

r. n real name 

w. .- weight 



PULUNKETT, WALTER: b, Oakland. Cal.. 
June 5, 19112; h, 5 feet 9 inches: medium brown 
hair and grey eyes; w, 140 pounds; p. Francis 
CofFIedick and Dr. James A. Pulunkett. non- 
professionals; e, Oakland high school, the Uni- 
versity of California and at art school ; not 
married ; hy. drawing and sculpturing. Has been 
with R K O for two and one-half years and has 
designed costumes for "Hard Boiled Haggerty." 
"Sinners in Love," "Love in the Desert." "The 
Red Sword." and has recently done costuming 
for the Metropolitan Opera House in New 
York City for Marion Telva. 

REE, MAX: b. Copenhagen. Denmark; Oc- 
tober 7 ; h. 6 feet l^A inches; blonde hair and 
blue eyes : w. 167 pounds ; p. Betzy Marie Libert 
and Gerhard Muller Ree. lawyer of supreme 
court, Copenhagen : e. Royal university of 
Copenhagen (law and jihilosophy) and the 
Royal Academy of Copenhagen (diploma as 
architect) ; hy. swimming and tennis. Stage ex- 
lierience in Copenhagen, at Scala theatre re- 
vues : also in Max Reinhardt's productions as 
Orpus in "The Underworld." and in "Midsum- 
mer Night's Dream." in Berlin, the Royal 
Opera at Hodsholm. and at the Casino theatre. 
Coi>enhagen ; in New York designed settings and 
costumes for Greenwich Village Follies. Music 
Box Revue. Ritz Re\-ue. Earl Carroll's Vanities. 
and "Rust." Also covers, cartoons and illus- 
trations for "The New Yorker," for "Polo" 
and for the "Theatre Magazine." Screen ex- 
perience consists of having designed costumes 
for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's "The Torrent." "The 
Temptress." "The Scarlet Letter" ; von Stro- 
heim's "The Wedding March" : "Queen Kelly" 
and costume director and designer for First Na- 
tional's "The Stolen Bride." "Rose of the 
Golden West." "The Love Mart." "The Private 
Life of Helen of Troy." "The Yellow Lily." 
"Show Girl." "The Divine Lady." "The 
Barker." "Man and the Moment" and "The 
Comedy of Life." 

WAKELIND. GWEN: b. Detroit. Mich., 
March 3, 1901; h, 5 feet 6 inches; brown hair 
and blue eyes : w, 121 pounds ; p. Mr. and 
Mrs. Arthur Sewell. non-professionals ; not mar- 
ried ; hy. art. Six years' experience in the pro- 
fession . did costuming of "King of Kings." 



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HOME OFFICE EXECUTIVES 



ARONSON, ALEXANDER S. : General Euro- 
pean representative. World Wide Pictures, Inc. : 
b. New York City. July 4. ISSl : e. in public 
and high schools; m, and livee in New York 
City. Entered the motion picture business in 
1914 with the World Film Coriroration. Was 
one of the organizers of Regal Films, Canada, 
in 1916. Joined the Goldwyn company in 191S 
as its Western division manager, later becom- 
ing vice president in charge of sales. Subse- 
quently joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as gen- 
eral European representative where he remained 
until 1928 when he astsociated himself with 
J. D. Williams in the organization of World 
Wide Pictures of which company he is now 
general Euroi>ean representative. 

BARUCH, SYDNEY NORTON: Inventor of 
the Moviephone device and active head of Sound 
Pictures. Inc. ; research engineer ; b. Mamar- 
oneck, N. Y., March 14. 1890; p. Sophia von 
Kitzinger and Joseph Baruch. non-professionals ; 
e. Mamaroneck public and high schools. Cooper 
Union, special course in engineering and mathe- 
matics. University of California, special study 
lectures on electrical phenomena, 1911; Cali- 
fornia. Nevada and Stanford univert?ities. 1913- 
17, D.Sc. Invented thermo relay and other 
devices for which he received gold medal award 
of international jury of scientists headed by 
Prof. Valdimir Karapetof of Cornell university 
and Dr. Steinmetz, 1915 ; invented the depth 
bomb used successfully in destruction of sub- 
marines during the World War. 1916. Chief 
research engineer. Federal Telegraph Company 
(now radio division of Postal Telegraph com- 
pany), builders of largest radio station in 
world ; president. Public Service Corporation of 
California, 1919-2it : chief research engineer. 
General Petroleum Company of America, 1921. 
Built first high power portable broadcast sta- 
tion from which Roxy broadcast on a trip 
through Canada over WEAF and affiliated sta- 
tions ; designed and built radio broadcasting 
stations CHCR. WKBK. WKBO. 6XT Calif.. 
LY Bordeaux, France, WBNY. N. Y.. 1925 ; 
director and cont rol ler. United B roadcast i ng 
Chain of Radio Stations, 1928 ; member of Radio 
Conference, United States Department of Com- 
merce, member Royal Society of London ; Physi- 
cal Society of London : American Institute of 
Radio Engineers ; Scottish Rite Masons ; Shrin- 
ere. Lives at 420 East 139th street. New York 
Citv. 



BRANDT. JOE: President, Columbia Pictures 
Corporation ; b, Troy. N. Y., July 20, 1882 ; e. 
New York high and New York university, 
holds LL.B. degree from New York, admitted 
to the bar in 1906 ; m, and has one child ; hy, 
bridge and reading. Entered the motion picture 
as private secretary to Carl Laemmie in 1908. 
Previous to this he was with the Hampton 
Advertising Agency, and also served as New 
York representative of the "Billboard." and wa.s 
for a time advertising manager of the "Dra- 
matic Mirror ;" with Carl Laemmie was instru- 
mental in formation of Univert^al Film Corpora- 
tion ; resigned position of general manager, 
forming his own business. C. B. C. Sale 5 
Company (which later became Columbia), in 
partnership with Harry and Jack Cohn. in 
1921. 

BRAUNINGER. A. C: Director of sales pro- 
motion activities, Warner Brothers ; first ven- 
ture in motion pictures with Vitagraph in the 
capacity of salesman ; following this assumed di- 
rection of sales promotion activities when the 
Vitagraph Company was organized under the 
Warner administration. He has built his career 
on a secure foothold — a foundation provided by 
one of the finest technical institutes in America. 

BRIGGS. O. H. : Sales manager. Du-Pont- 
Pathe; b, Elmira, N. Y., 1896; e. graduated 
from Elmira Free Academy and continued stud- 
ies at Cortland and Cornell. After leaving 
school in 1916 si>ent two years with the New 
York Telephone company and Federal Telephone 
& Telegraph company as district commercial 
representative in Western New York territory. 
In 1918 entered the technical training school 
established by E. I. duPont de Nemours & 
Company at Wilmington. Del. Later the same 
year was assigned to the position of super- 
visor of transportation at Carney's Point plant 
of the DuPont comjiany. In 1919 was trans- 
ferred to the chemical products division of the 



DuPont company then located in New York 
City : same year transferred to home office of 
company at Wilmington and spent the next 
three years as manager of solvents and nitro- 
cellulose solutions sales department of that 
division. In 1922 was transferred to Parlin 
works headquarters as manager of promotion 
department, taking over the exploitation and 
sales of Duco, the new nitrocellulose finish for 
automobiles and furniture. While in charge of 
this department the DuPont company had com- 
pleted the building of their four million dollar 
motion picture film plant at Parlin. At this 
time it was decided to incorporate the film busi- 
ness as a subsidiary company. The DuPont 
company with a controlling interest together 
with Pathe Freres of Paris and Pathe Exchange. 
Inc., of New York formed the DuPont-Pathe 
Film Manufacturing Corix>ration in 1924. Came 
with the new company as sales manager. 

BRILL. DAVID: b. New York City in 1883: 
e, public t^chool No. 2. New York City. En- 
tered the cloth sponging business in 1898 ^ later 
became part owner of the World Cloth Slang- 
ing Company. Entered the motion picture busi- 
ness in 1914 and built one of the first motion 
picture theatres in Brooklyn, 5th avenue and 
59th street; later sold this theatre and his 
interests in the sponging business and joined 
the Universal Film Company in the capacity of 
New York salesman : in 1920 was sent by Uni- 
\ersal to manage the distribution of their 
product in the Northwest. During his stay 
in Portland, he purchased for Universal the 
Columbia theatre, first to be operated and owned 
by Universal in the Northwestern terintory ; 
returned to New York in 1922 and succeeded 
Charles Rosenzweig as sales manager of the 
Big U exchange in New York from which 
he resigned in 1926 and became associated with 
the Tiffany New York exchange, as genei-al 
manager ; resigned from Tiffany in the early 
part of 1928 and procured a franchise from 
Ufa Films, Inc., for five years for the dis- 
tribution of their product in the Eastern di- 
vision of the United States in conjunction with 
which he has acquired a franchise for a series 
of eight Art Acord pictures for this season. 

BROWN, COLVIN W. : Executive vice presi- 
dent of Pathe Exchange. Inc. Began his 
career as a newspaper man, and has been 
connected with the motion picture business for 
the past 12 years. His entry into the business 
was as an advertising and publicity man. 
Gradually worked his way into the sales end, 
and then, becoming vice president and manager 
of distribution for the Thomas H. Ince Cor- 
iwration. he came into active contact with 
production and general distribution. On the 
death of Mr. Ince he became vice president 
of F B O in charge of distribution. Subse- 
quently he was charged by Mr. Kennedy with 
the reorganization and building up of the for- 
eign business of that corporation and through 
frequent trips to Europe became familiar with 
that field. Through these activities in every 
department of the picture business his experi- 
ence has been unusually broad, giving him 
peculiar fitness for his present pasition. Re- 
signed his office of vice president of F B O : 
was placed in charge of the affairs of Pathe 
by Joseph P. Kennedy at the time he became 
business adviser of the company. 

BROWN. HIRAM S. : President of Radio- 
Keith-Orpheum Corporation ; b. of Quaker an- 
cestry on a Maryland farm, 1882 ; e, graduate<l 
from Washington college of Chesterton. Md., in 
190<t. latei' becoming chairman of the board of 
directors of his Alma Mater and continues to 
hold that honor ; m. and ha.s one child, a stu- 
dent at Princeton. After graduation, went to 
New York City, first position being in the 
editorial offices of the New York Herald ; next 
to Washington, D. C. in the capacity of news- 
paper reporter and. later, entered the employ 
of the president of the National Railways of 
Mexico becoming expert in and familiar with 
public utilities work. At the outbreak of the 
war went to the officers training camp at Platts- 
burg and in 1917 entered the army Avith a 
captaincy ; was promoted to a lieutenant col- 
onelcy and made chief of the finance division 
of the air service. After the war served the 
Federal Liquidation Committee in settling air- 
craft contracts with France. Resuming his 
exi>ert work in public utilities, he was then 
chasen for the task of examining and rectifying 
the affairs of the Central Leather Company, 
upon which he founded and perfected the United 
States Leather Company, of which he became 
pi'esident. He served in that capacity until he 
was chosen for, and accepted, the jn-esidency of 
the Radio-Kpith-Orpheum Corporation. Lives 
at Rye, N. Y. 



BUCHER, E. E.: b, Akron. O. ; e, high 
school and private tutors. Joined the DeForest 
Wireless Telegraph Company of America as ex- 
perimental and installation engineer in 1903. 
Constructed and erected several high power 
wireless stations in the<W^iddle West and on the 
Great Lakes for this firm, and engaged in con- 
siderable experimental work on behalf of that 
company at its most imixjrtant stations. In 
1907 the American DeForest Company was 
absorbed by the United Wireless Telegraph 
Company which company he joined as installa- 
tion expert and experimental engineer in 1907. 
and was resix>nsible for the installation of a 
large number of land stations and special in- 
stallations on ships for the government and 
for the merchant marine. Organized a training 
school for the United Wireless Telegraph Com- 
pany in 1909. Was apix>inted instructing engi- 
neer and also chief insi:>ector of that company. 
In 1910 he initiated the first radio schools for 
the Y. M. C. A. in New York City. During 
the period from 1909 to 1912 he also con- 
ducted research work in radio telegraphy for 
the United Wireless Telegraph Company and 
was responsible for the guidance of several of 
the technical and commercial operations of 
that company. When the affairs of the United 
Wireless Telegraph Company were taken over 
by the Marconi Wireless Telegrajih Company 
of America in 1912, he joined the Marconi 
company as an instructing engineer in charge 
of training schools. Devoted several subse- 
(luent years to long distance radio exi>eriments 
and holds a large number of United States 
Ijatents. WTiile on the staff of the Marconi 
company he was also technical editor of The 
Wireless Age, 1913-17. Author of "Practical 
Wireless Telegraphy," "Wireless Experimenters* 
Manual," "Vacuum Tubes in Wireless Com- 
munication." and a number of other works. 
On December 1, 1919. he was assigned to 
special duty with the Radio Corporation of 
America, and in charge of securing contracts 
for radio communication ai)paratus. Apix»inted 
commercial engineer of the Radio Corporation 
of America in February. 1920. Apiwinted man- 
ager of the sales department of the Radio Cor- 
IX) rat ion of America in February, 1922, in 
charge of all general sales. Made general sales 
manager of the Radio Corporation of America 
in 1924. In October. 1927, he was i:>romoted 
to assistant vice president of the Radio Cor- 
poration of America in charge of contact witli 
the licensees under RCA patents. With the 
formation of the RCA Photophone. Inc.. in 
April, 1928. he became vice president in charge 
of the new company. On January 1. 1929. he 
was promoted to executive vice president, which 
position he now holds. Is still an executive 
officer of the Radio Corijoration of America, with 
the position of assistant vice president. 

BURR, C. C. : r. n., Charles Carrington Burr; 
b. Brooklyn, N. Y.. January 30, 1890; h. 5 feet 
H^o inches ; black hair and grey eyes ; w, 185 
j>ounds ; p, Anna Louise and Richard Ogden 
Burr, non-professionals : e. Hackensack high 
school. Nazareth Hall, Bethlehem Prep, and 
the University of Pennsylvania ; m, Clemence 
Amy Burr, non-piofessional ; hy, pictures and 
polo. 

CAMP. WALTER: President. Inspiration Pic- 
tures. Inc. : b. New Haven, Conn.. 1891 ; e. 
Westminster school, graduate of Yale univer- 
sity. B.A.. in 1913. After graduation took a 
position with the New Haven Railroad and 
systematically went through every department, 
thereby obtaining the widest possible experi- 
ence in every branch of railroading. In 1916 
became traffic managei' of the Connecticut Com- 
pany which has charge of the trolley interests 
of the New Haven Railroad in Connecticut. 
Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Served as 
captain of infantry of the 28th division and was 
its intelligence officer in France. Upon re- 
ceiving his discharge in 1019 became associated 
with the Merchants Ship Building Coriioration 
and the banking firm of W. A. Harriman & 
Company and in 1920 became vice president of 
the American Ship & Commerce Corporation ; 
in 1924 became actively interested in motion 
liictures a^ president of Inspiration Pictures. 
Inc. Is a member of the board of directors of 
many corporations including Art Cinema, the 
New Madison Sijuare Garden. Merchants Ster- 
ling Corporation and the American Ship & Com- 
merce Coriioration. 

CHRISTIE, ARTHUR E.: President. Sound 
Pictures. Inc.. distributors of the Moviephone 
device: b. Sussex. England. November 24. 1886; 
e. English Parochial schools and Queen's Royal 
college. A newcomer in the motion picture 
field and is at present connected \Wth the 
treasury department of the American Telephone 
& Telegraph Company and formerly an execu- 
tive of the American Ice Company, and Chesa- 



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peake and Ohio Railroad Company. Lives at 
167 West 71st street. New York City. 

CLARK. JOHN D.: Division t^ales manager. 
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation ; b. New- 
ark. N. J., 1S92 ; e. public and Newark high 
school, the Staunton Military academy and 
New Jersey law school. Practically all hie 
businese life has been spent with Paramount, 
startinj? in the Philadelphia exchange a-s sales- 
man : later promoted to branch manager and 
then apix)inted special representative for the 
Middle West. He was then called to the home 
office and appointed sales manager of division 
No. 3 in which capacity he now serves the 
company. 

CLOFINE, MICHAEL D. : b Philadelphia. 
Pa.. July 7. 1886; e. Philadelphia high school. 
Business experience consists of newspai>er edi- 
torial work in New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta 
and other cities. Lieutenant of infantry from 
1917 to 1919. Transferred from Hearst News 
Service to International Newsreel 1919 ; later 
editor of International Newsreel ; editor M-G-M 
News and editor Hearst Sound News soon to 
be issued. 

COCHRANE, PHILIP D. : Secretary of Uni- 
vert^al Picture Corp., supervisor and general di- 
rector of advertising, publicity and exploitation; 
b. Wheeling. W. Va. ; married. Reporter for 
the "Bee" in Toledo. 0., then into advertising 
business with his brotherw, R. H.. and W. E.. in 
Chicago in 19U4. When Universal Pictures 
Corporation was established, he came to New 
York City. Lives in New Rochelle. 

COCHRANE, ROBERT H.: b. Wheeling. W. 
Va. ; e, Toledo, 0.. high school, graduated in 
1897. Then became a reporter on the "Bee ;" 
later advanced to city editor : in 1904 joined 
his brothers Phil D. and Witt K. in Chicago, 
in the Cochrane Advertising Agency, which 
firm handled the regular run of newejiaper and 
magazine accounts. One of these accounts was 
the Continental Clot bin e Company of Oshko.sh, 
Wis., of which Carl Laemmle was manager. 
In February. 1906. Laemmle bought a theatre 
on Milwaukee avenue. Chicago, and the follow- 
ing October oi^ned an exchange. A few weeks 
after this Cochrane bought an interest in the 
Laemmle Film Service. In January. 1913, he 
became a full fledged and active member of the 
Universal organization and upon coming to New 
York was made a vice president of the corpora- 
tion. 

COHEN, EMANUEL: b. Hartford. Conn., 
August 5. 1892 ; was graduated from public 
schools. Townt=end Harris high school and in 
1912 from the College of the City of New 
York ; from 1912-14 a writer on politics and 
economics ; from 1914-1915 associate editor of 
Pathe News: from 1915-1926 editor Pathe News; 
1922-1926 editor. Pathe Review ; also director 
short feature production for Pathe ; in 1926. 
editor Paramount News and director short fea- 
ture productions for Paramount Famous Lasky 
Corporation. Also major. United States Army 
Reserves. Decorated. Commendatore dell' Ordine 
della Corona d'ltalia. Member of Motion Pic- 
ture club. Explorers club. Society of Motion 
Picture ISngineers. National Press club, the 
Judean Society. BriarelitT Country club and 
Commodore Athletic club. 

COOK, GRANT L. : b. Brant. Mich.. July 8. 
1894; e, high school. St. Charles. Mich., also 
literary course at Alma College. Alma. Mich., 
law degree at Law School of the University of 
Michigan. Practiced law from the time of 
graduation until his entrance into motion pic- 
ture business in the middle of 1928, and is at 
present vice president and general manager of 
Tiffany-Stahl Productions, Inc. Is a member of 
the legal firm of Emmons. Klein. Ferris & Cook, 
now known as Clark. Klein, Ferris & Cook, 
Detroit, Mich., and also associated with L. A. 
Young in the L. A. Young Spring & Wire 
Corporation, manufacturers of golf products dis- 
tributed under the name of Walter Hagen. and 
interested in real estate in Detroit and Canadian 
border cities. 

DAVIS, MANTON: Vice president and gen- 
eral attorney. Radio Corporation of America ; b. 
Mayfield. Ky., July 15. 1876 ; e, private schools 
and at West Kentucky college, studied law ar 
University of Virginia, graduating in 1901 
with degree of Bachelor of Laws ; m. Mary Kent 
(deceased), St. Louis. Mo.. January. 1918 ; has 
two children. Olivia and Mary Kent. Engaged 
in general practice of law at St. Louis from 
1901 until May. 1917. when he entered First 
Officers' Training Camp at Ft. Riley. Kan. ; 
commissioned captain of infantry. August 15. 
1917; assigned Seiitember. 1917, to 354th In- 
fantry, 89th Division ; served with division in 



France and Germany ; commissioned major of 
infantry May. 1919; appointed Officer-in-Charge 
Civil Atrair.s. Coblenz, April, 1919; appointed 
American legal advisor, I. A. R. H. C , October, 
1919 : (Lieutenant-Colonel JAG-ORC — present 
commission). Returned to the United States. 
April. 1923. In June, 1923. was appointed 
assistant geneial attorney. Radio Corporation 
of America ; December 16, 1927, appointed gen- 
eral attorney. Radio Corporation of America ; 
January 1, 1929 appointed vice president and 
general attorney Radio Corpoi'ation of America. 
Represented R C A in China 1925-1926 ; member 
In.stitute of Pacific Relations. Honolulu 1927 ; 
member International Radio Telegraph Confer- 
ence. Washington. 1927. Is a member of Army 
and Navy club (New York); Metroi>olitan club 
(Washington) ; Richmond County Country club; 
Southern Society of New York ; Phi Delta Phi 
legal fraternity ; Kapjia Alpha, academic fra- 
ternity ; China Society of America ; American 
Bar Association ; and Bar Association of the 
City of New York. 

DEMBOW, SAM: Vice president. Publix The- 
atres Corix>ration ; b. New York City, January 
4. 1890 ; e, high school in New York. Upon 
the completion of his education he experimented 
in numerous sales fields from financial securities 
to paint manufacturing. In 1913 he joined the 
sales force of the Film Rental (Company, owned 
by William Fox, and remained until 1922 in 
various capacities. Nearly all of the iiresent 
branch offices in the Fox Film organization were 
opened by him. In 1922 he joined the Samuel 
Goldwyn organization as Pacific Coast district 
manager, and a year later joined the Herbert 
D. Rothchild theatre chain as general manager. 
Famous Players-Lasky owned one-fourth of this 
organization and when in 1925 they purchased 
the remainder, he was invited to come to New 
York to take charge of the buying and book- 
ing of attractions for all of the theatres op- 
erated by Famous. With the organization of 
Publix Theatres Corporation, as the theatre 
operating subsidiai-y of Paramount, he was 
elevated to the position of executive vice pre.si- 
dent, which position he now holds. 

DEPINET, NED E. : General sales manager. 
First National Pictures, Inc. : b. Erie. Pa., 
September 9, 1890 ; e. Erie high school. After 
graduating from high school, he found his first 
job as booker and salesman with the Importetl 
Film & Supply Company of New Orleans. Lit- 
erally, it may be said that he has been a 
picture man throughout his business life. Ste::i 
by step, he has risen to hiH present jxjst ot 
high responsibility. In 1910 the imported Film 
& Supply Company became a part of the General 
Film Company, giving him a broader opportun- 
ity to familiarize himself with the marketing of 
pictures in the Southern territory. His suc- 
cess was so pronounced that in 1911 Universal 
offered him the place of Southern division man- 
ager, a position that he filled until 1924 when 
he was brought to the New York office as one 
of three sales directors. Along with his other 
duties, he continued to be the right-hand man 
of William Oldnow. who for many years held 
the Universal distributing franchise for the en- 
tire South. In the fall of 1926. he came to 
First National as a member of the sales cabinet 
organized at that time with the country divided 
into three territories. East. South and West. 
Took over the Southern territory and soon 
brought the sales in that part of the country 
up to a new high mark. When it was de- 
cided to appoint a general sales minager with 
jurisdiction over all domestic distribution he 
was chosen. He was a distributor representa- 
tive at the exhibitor-distributor-producer con- 
ference in Chicago. 

DESSEZ. ELIZABETH RICHEY: Dhector of 
the educational department of Pathe Exchange. 
Inc. ; b and e, in the Shenandoah Valley of 
Virginia ; her ancestry is pre-revolutionary and 
belongs to Virginia and Maryland. Her gi-and- 
f at her was .John Locke. Conuiany A. First 
Virginia cavalry, of the Cnnfp-lerate Army ; m. 
George A. Des«ez and l^ft Vi'-n-inia to make 
her home in New York City. Did considerable 
writing for newspapers during her first years 
in New York and in 1915 became actively 
interested in motion jiictures. With the desire 
to see that her children view suitable picture.- 
when they went to a theatre, she and a friend, 
also a Virginian and the mother of a family, 
arranged with the manager of a IochI motion 
picture theatre to run childrf-n's matinees on 
Saturday mornings at his theatre. The ex- 
hibitor became interested in the scheme and the 
result was the first successful children's mat'- 
nees in New York City. Mrs. Dessez found 
hers*^lf in demand as a T>ublic speaker and as a 
result of the successful experim-^n^. George 
Kleine gave her a place on his staff doing pub- 
lic relations work for the then famous Con(iuer>t 
Pictures, produced by th** E'lison Comnany. 
During the world war. Mrs. Dessez used her 
knowledge of motion pictures in helping r:el°ct 
pictures with thp motion nic*"ure division of the 
war work council of the Y. M. C. A. After the 
war. she became a member of the Pathe organi- 



zation — coming in. really, to edit features. 
Shortly afterward she was made director of 
the educational department in which capacity 
she has remained ever since. Her work in 
motion pictures has become international in 
character with her recent appointment as a 
member of a committee formed by the section 
on intellectual cooperation of the League of 
Nations in Geneva. 

DRAKE, WHITFORD: Vice president. Elec- 
trical Research Products, Inc. ; b. Massachusetts. 
1S83 ; e. Harvard and graduated from the Naval 
Academy in 1906 and obtained an M. S. degree 
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
in 1911. Served in the Navy from 1902-1919 
resigning the rank of (Commander at the last 
named time. Acceiited a position as works 
manager of the Baltimore Drydock and Ship- 
building Company, joined the Winchester Re- 
peating Arms Company and was president of 
seven subsidiary companies until 1925. Joined 
Western Electric as superintendent of oi>erations 
at the Kearney Plant, became associated with 
Western Electric's commercial department and 
was made vice president of Electrical Research 
Products, Inc.. with the formation of that com- 
pany in 1927. 

EZELL, CLAUDE C: General sales man- 
ager, Warner Brothers; b, Mexia, Tex., July 9, 
1SS2. Began hie film career 26 years ago with 
the Bass Film Company in New Orleans. Also 
enjoyed a long and successful affiliation with 
the General Film Company where he served 
both as branch manager and Southern division 
manager, later becoming division manager for 
Select Pictures. Joined Warner Brothers several 
years ago. occupying the post of Southern and 
Western sales manager. In December. 1928. he 
was promoted by Sam E. Morris to general 
sales manager for the company. 

FLINN, JOHN C: Vice president of Pathe 
Exchange. Inc. ; b, Evanston III.. May 6. 1887 ; 
married, and has two children. Entered the 
motion picture industry in 1914 in the capacity 
of publicity manager of the Jesse L. Lasky 
Feature Play Company at the time when they 
were producing Geraldine Farrar's picture. 
"Carmen." The next move was with the Fa- 
mous Players-Lasky Corporation as their ad- 
vertising and publicity manager, when this 
merger took place. Flinn exploited "The Cov- 
ered Wagon" in the United States. London and 
Paris. Left that position 10 years after his 
entry into the business to accept the vice presi- 
dency in charge of advertising and publicity 
of the W. W. Hodkinson Corporation, and 
subsequently became vice president and general 
manager of the Producers Distributing Conwra- 
tion. In addition to this office he also held 
that of president and director of the Metropoli- 
tan Picture Corporation of California ; vice 
president and director of the Cinema Corpora- 
tion of America and vice president and director 
of the Cecil B. DeMille Pictures Corix>ration. 
Upon the merger of P D C and Pathe he 
became vice president of the combined organi- 
zations. Is a member of the Motion Picture 
club. New York Athletic club. Hudson River 
Country Club of Yonkers. New York; News- 
paper Club of New York : Associated Motion 
Picture Advertisers of New York ; Yonkers 
Commandery. No. 47. K. T. and the Thistle 
Lodge, No. 900. F. & A. M. and the National 
Vaudeville Artists. 

FRASER. WILLIAM R. : Secretary and gen- 
eral manager of Harold Lloyd Corporation ; 
b. Central City, Col.. December 13. 1879 ; p. 
Sarah Elizabeth Smith and James Fraser, who 
settled in the covered wagon days in Gilpin 
County, Col., in 1859 ; e. Leland Stanfoi-d and 
Cornell universities; m. Olivet Jane Nelson of^ 
El Paso, Tex.. May 8. 1920. First business 
position with the American Smelting & Refininj? 
Company with w^hom he remained four years; 
later passed the examinations for the United 
States Forest Service, remaining with depart- 
ment 15 years, having worked his way through 
the ranks from clerk to Forest Supervisor. Left 
the Forest Service to join Harold Lloyd, or- 
ganizing the Lloyd Corporation in 1922 and 
becoming secretary and general manager. In 
addition to his position with the Lloyd Corpora- 
tion he is director of the California Trust. 
Los Angeles ; California National Bank, Bev- 
erly Hills : American Green Cross ; Association 
of Motion Picture Producers : Hollywood Ath- 
letic Club ; the Ma.'rquers. Hollywood ; and vice 
president and director of the Central Casting 
Corporation. Is a member of the Hollywood 
Athletic club. Southern California Athletic, 
Lakeside Golf club and the Masquers, also of 
the F. & A. M. 

GOEBEL, O. E.: President of Sono-Art Pro- 
ductions. Inc. : b, Iowa. 1S87 ; e. St. Louis uni- 
versity, where he studied law, which profession 
he abandoned after a short practice, for motion 
picture production. In association with Ludwig 
G. B. Erb he wrote and produced "The Crimson 
Stain Mystery," a serial ; in 1916 he started to 



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FRED NIBLO 

In Production ^ ^Redemption'* 

100% TALKING WITH JOHN GILBERT 



"The Mysterious Lady" 
"Ben Hur" 
"Blood and Sand" 
"Three Musketeers" 



'Dream of Love" 
'Camille" 
'The Temptress" 
'Mark of Zorro" 



Fred JdcKman 



photofrap/7/c Effects 

N0AH5 Ark" 




DIRECTOR OF SCIENTIFIC PESE>»|?CH 

FIPSTNATIONALWAPMEP BP05 STUDIO 



BURB4NK CALIF. - HOLLYWOOD CALIF 



produce a series of pictures for schools and 
this company afterwards develoi)ed into the 
Associated Arts Corporation, makinp pictures 
for the public in peneral. Recently, with 
George W. Weeks, for many years distribution 
manager of Paramount Famous Lasky Corpora- 
tion, he established the Sono-Art Corporation 
for the purpose of making sound pictures, and 
is now engaged in producing the first picture 
that Eddie Dowling is starring in. 

HALL, RAY L.: Editor of Pathe News; b. 
Kentland, Ind. ; e. graduate of Indiana univer- 
sity. His early training in news gathering 
was with the City Press Association in Chicago 
and later on the staff of the Chicago and 
Indianapolis jjapere, establishing an enviable 
reputation a^; a political writer in the Middle 
West with a daily syndicated first page signed 
column. Went through the news as editorial 
wi-iter. city editor and managing editor eventu- 
ally joining the United Press Association with 
head<iuarters in New York. Then joined the 
International Press Association and covered 
many of the greatest news events of the times. 
Detached himself from newspaper work to be- 
come editor of the Hearst-Selig News Pictorial 
when that news film was started with editorial 
offices in Chicago. Later came to New York and 
organized and edited the Hearst-Mitagraph News 
Pictorial ; then was active in the organization 
of the Hearst-International Newsreel and was 
afterward placed in charge of technical produc- 
tion of all Hearst screen product. During the 
war. he was called to organize the motion 
picture activities of the American Red Cross 
and also served as production manager of 
the division of films of the committee on public 
information. Following the war he organized 
the Screen Telegraph released by Mutual and 
when that company consolidated with another, 
organized and edited Kinograms. For two years 
was in charge of Fox Varieties. 

HAMMONS. E. W. : President. Educational 
Film Exchanges. Inc. ; b, Winona, Miss., 1882 ; 
e. Winona, Miss.. Fort Smith, Ark., Dallas 
Tex., and New York City. In a secretarial 
capacity he served, successively, the customs 
agent of the Mexican National Railways with 
offices at Neuvo Laredo. Mexico, the building 
commissioner of the New York Fire Depart- 
ment in Brooklyn, and E. L. Ranlett of Mar- 
shall. Spader & Company. New York stock 
brokers. Real estate next claimed his interest, 
and he connected with Dean Alvord & Com- 
liany, whom he left to take the managerial 
reins of the Woodmere Realty Company and 
thence to the real estate department of the 
United States & Mexican Trust Company. The 
invaluable experience which he gained here in 
organizing building and development companies, 
was reflected in his subsequent ventures in the 
motion picture. After a brief period of experi- 
mentation with short films of strictly educa- 
tional nature, he launched a camjiaign to re- 
lease short comedy and novelty pictures through 
a special national distribution organization. 
Unable to interest American capital, he appealed 
to the great Hudson's Bay Company in England, 
where he succeeded in getting the financial 
backing he was seeking, and today he has a 
company producing and distributing almost 
every conceivable type of short subject, ranging 
fiom the instructional to the pure and unadul- 
terated entertainment variety. 

HANCOCK, DON: r. n., Donovan Hancock; 
b. London England. October 21. 1SS8 : p. the 
late La Touche Hancock, well known poet and 
newspaper writer and author of the book, 
"Desultory Verse :" e. in ]iublic schools of New- 
York ; m. Katherine Irvin of St. Paul, Minn., in 
1913. Held several unimportant ]X)sitions with 
various commercial firms and in 1908 went on 
the stage and spent nine years in the calling : 
in musical comedies he has appeared with Elsie 
Janis in "The Fair Co-Ed :" with Eva Tanguay 
in the "Follies of 1909" and followed Harry 
Pilcer in the light comedy part of Mort Singer's 
"Heartbreaks." Then followed several years of 
stock company experience, appearing with the 
Albee stock company at Providence, R. I., and 
with stock companies in Salem, Mass.. Portland. 
Ore., Fitchburg. Mass.. Boston. Mass.. and Long 
Beach, L. I. : then followed a trip to Australia 
as light comedian with an American musical 
comedy company and upon his return entered 
\audeville. jilaying in several sketches as light 
comedian, tl^e most jn'ominent being with Frank 
Sheridan in "Derelict" and with Joseph Jeffer- 
son in "Poor Old Jim." Late in 1916 he left 
the stage and took a position on the editorial 
staff of the "Los Angeles Examiner" where he 
later became day city editor. His newspaper 
work was broken into by his enlistment in the 
Canadian army filth engineers) and upon his 
retiu'n to Los Angeles he became special cor- 
respondent for the "Los Angeles Examiner*' 
at San Pedro. Cal. In 1918 he went to New- 
York and joined his brother, Herbert Ernest 
Hancock, in the H. & H. Productions (motion 
pictures) as business manager. After producing 



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thi'ee picturefi they sisned with Fox Film Cor- 
poi'ation to organize their news reel "Fox 
News." in 1919. Spent four years with this 
corporation as news featui'e director, new-s edi- 
tor and later director in chief of "Fox News." 
Leavinpr Fox he went with Macfadden Pub- 
lications as director of illustrations in their 
magrazines. with them one year : then struck out 
as an independent and made a score of illus- 
trated sontrs in motion pictures for i>rominent 
mtisical publishers. On September 14. 192.i. 
he entered his present work which comprises 
several duties. He directs and writes publicity 
for "Topics of the Day." "Ae.sop's Fables." 
"Sportlipht." and "Curiceities." Also reads for 
and edits "Topics of the Day." and does con- 
siderable title writinK for "Curiosities" and 
some for the "Smitty Comedies." and is film 
editor for all of the products. Is a member 
of the Asfiociated Motion Picture Advertisers 
and was chairman of the A. M. P. A. Hollywood 
Masque Ball which took place March 2. 1929. 
at the Hotel Astor. Lives at 43-49 Lowery 
street, Long Island City. N. Y. 

HAYS. WILL H.: b. Sullivan. Ind.. November 
5. 1879 ; p. Mary Cain and John T. Hays, non- 
professionals ; e. bachelor of arts depree in 
1900. master of avts degree in 1904 from 
Wabash college and later a doctor of laws de- 
gree from Mt. Union college. On his twenty- 
first birthday he was admitted to the Indiana 
bar. later becoming a member of his father's 
law firm, known for two generations a-s the 
firm of Hays and Hays, and served as city 
attorney in Sullivan. Shortly after beginning 
the practice of law. he became interested in 
politics. He accepted the chairmanship of the 
Republican county committee for Sullivan 
county and by successive stages in the state 
organization, he became chairman of the Re- 
publican central committee of Indiana in 1914. 
During the war. he was chairman of the Indi- 
ana state council of defense. In February. 
1918. he became chairman of the Republican 
national committee. Following the election of 
President Harding, he was appointed postmaster 
general of the United States, resigning early 
in 1922 to become president of the Motion 
Picture Producers & Distributors of America. 
Inc. As ixistmaster general, he quickly raised 
the postal service to a high level of efficiency. 
He furthered the air mail service, waged a 
relentless war on mail bandits by arming em- 
ployes and placing Marines on trains, and 
succeeded in humanizing the iKistal department 
by a plan of making every employe a "partner 
in service." Under his guidance, many changes 
have been brought about in the motion jncture 
industry. The practice of arbitration in settling 
trade disputes, for instance, has become the 
universal practice of distributors and exhibitors, 
with the result that in four years more than 
50.000 controversies have been amicably, eco- 
nomically, and promptly settled with a re- 
sultant huge saving in time, money, and 
friendship. By self-government of the industry 
at the source of production, new high artistic 
and moral standards have been established. 
Not only do producers now exercise judgment in 
the selection of screen material through the oiv 
eration of a cooperative study of books and plays 
which have possible objectionable subject matter, 
but a studio relations committee is constantly 
taking to the men and women in the studios, 
accurate reports, advices and suggestions from 
authoritative individuals and groups in the pul>- 
lic. Through a committee on public relations, 
which has now grown into a department oi 
public relations, good will has been promoted 
everywhere. The department disseminates not 
only accurate and reliable information regard- 
ing the industry's purposes and accomplish- 
ments, but it serves as a channel through 
which helpful suggestions are received from the 
interested public and passed on to the studios. 
Muuh of his attention has been direote<l toward 
establishment of finer relationships with foreign 
governments and with the foreign film indus- 
tries. Believing that the screen is one of the 
most powerful and influential forces extant for 
the promotion of good will between men and 
women and nations, he has encouraged a 
higher sense of responsibility in the depiction 
of foreign scenes and persons, so that now care 
is taken to see that the nationals of one coun- 
try are truthfully and sympathetically intro- 
duced to the nationals of every other country. 
Taking "confidence and cooperation" as a basic 
policy of the industry, he has helped bring 
to all branches a deeiier consciousness of re- 
sponsibility for proper guidance of the motion 
picture. Under his leadership have been de- 
veloped also the Film Boards of Trade, a 
Standard Uniform Exhibition Contract, special 
educational or pedagogic films, surgical pictures 
and films for use in churches. A free casting 
bureau for extras has been opened and special 
Saturday morning performances of pictures for 
children encouraged. The higher standards in 



all forms of publicity and advertismg have 
won wide recognition by publishers and critics. 
By raising its standards. exercLsing its free- 
dom with proper restraint, and establishing 
itself more firmly in the hearts of the people, 
under his leadership, the industry, since 1922. 
has been able to go to higher levels ot 
artistry with the best wishes and the applau.se 
of the great public. He has been active in 
professional and social enterprises. He is vice 
president ot the Peoples National Bank and 
Trust Comi>any of Sullivan and a director of 
the Chicago & Bastern Illinois Railroad Com- 
pany. He is a former national president of the 
Phi Delta Theta fraternity, a 32nd degree 
Mason, a Shriner. and a life member ot the 
Elks. Among the other clubs of which he is 
a member are the Metropolitan. National Press, 
and University Club of Washington. D. C. ; the 
Union League. National Republican. Bankers. 
Army and Navy. Friars, and the Advertising 
Club of New York City; the Chicago Club; 
Illinois Athletic Club; California Club; and the 
Mayfair Club of Hollywood. 

HOFFMAN, M. H. : Vice pre.sident and gen- 
eral manager. TiiTany-Stahl Productions ; b, 
Chicago. 111.. March 20. 1881 ; e. graduate ot 
public school in Chicago, also ot New York 
City college, with a title of bachelor of law 
from New York university. 1900. Prior to the 
study of law he studied the arts, consisting of 
music and painting. Practiced law until 1910 
in New York, having been admitted to the bar 
in New York. New Jersey and Massachusetts ; 
then became interested in theatres in Massa- 
chusetts as an exhibitor and still continued with 
the practice of law in Springfield. Mass. Then 
became a.ssociated with W. E. Green, managing 
his Springfield exchange. Universal Film Com- 
pany then bought out Green and after a short 
time he became general manager for Universal 
Film Company; resigned in 1917 and for sev- 
eral years was in the independent state right 
market, producing and distributing pictures. In 
1920 organized Tiffany Productions and made 
eight Mae Murray pictures, which were at that 
time considered outstanding productions. These 
pictures were distributed through Metro Jilm 
Corporation. After completing this series, the 
TitTanv Company under his management 
launched into its own production units and 
started the establishment of exchanges, Ihe 
liresent company, known as Tiftany-Stahl Pro- 
ductions, is the completed outcome of the origi- 
nal Tiffany Company, which went into the p-o- 
duction of the Mae Murray pictures. On heb. 
19. 1929. he announced he had just sold his 
holdings in TifEany-Stahl. 

HUGHES. HOWARD R.. JR.: Founder and 
liresident of The Caddo Company ; b, Houston, 
Tex., December 24, 1904 ; p. Alene Gano and 
Howard R. Hughes, brother of Runert Hughe- 
the writer, and founder of the Hughes Tool 
Companv, also one of the out.standing men 
identified with the oil industry ot Texas, died 
in 1924 ; c. Rice Institute, Houston ; m, Ella 
Rice in 1925 ; and at the age of 20 took over 
the management of his father's business. About 
two years ago he turned over the management 
to his associates and went to Hollywood to 
invest a portion of his capital and his abilities 
in the business of motion pictures. His first 
production. "Two Arabian Knights." made for 
United Artists release, established Louis Wol- 
heim in the front ranks of the character actors 
and won international recognition for Lewis 
Milestone, the director. Then signed contracts 
with both United Artists and Paramount 
Famous Lasky to release his pictures ; and also 
signed Thomas Meighan for two pictures and 
placed other prominent stars and players under 
contract, including Ben Lyon, Raymond Grif- 
fith, Lucien Prival and John Darrow. His 
second release. "The Racket." .starring Thomas 
Meighan. with Wolheim and Marie Prevost in 
the chief supporting roles, followed by "The 
Mating Call" from the novel by Rex Beach, 
also starred Meighan. His latest release. "Hell's 
Angels." is directed by Luther Reed with Ben 
Lyon. James Hall, Greta Nis<5en and others. 

HUMM. JOHN: Treasurer of Pathe Exchange. 
Inc. ; b. Hatzfeld. Hungary, December 18. 1892 ; 
e. graduated from the Commercial-Oriental 
Academy of Budape.st ; m. and has five children^ 
Spent two years in Paris as siwcial agent of 
the Minister of Commerce of Hungary, also 
taking a special course at the Sorbonne. In 
1913 came to New York as special agent of 
the Hungarian Ministry of Commerce, serving 
in that capacity until the outbreak of the war. 
In October. 1914. he entered the motion picture 
industry affiliating with Pathe as translation 
clerk and then joined the distribution unit, the 
Electric Film Company in the same capacity. 
Moved along with Pathe Exchange. Inc.. when 
that company was organized December 28. 1914 
and worked practically every position in the 
accounting department, became auditor, assist- 
ant general manager, assistant treasurer, and 
finally, treasurer, the po=ition he now holds. 
Member of the Motion Picture Club of New 
York, the Freeport B. P. O. E.. No. 1253. the 



Rockville Country club, the Baldwin Country 
club, and is also a member of various civic, 
commuters and traveling men's associations. 

INNERARITY, LEWIS: Secretary and attor- 
nev for Pathe Exchange, Inc. ; b. Sherwood, 
Baltimore County, Maryland, July 23, 1886 ; e, 
graduate of the University of Maryland and 
was admitted to the Maryland bar 19 years 
ago. Was connected with the Colonial Trust 
Company of Baltimore for some six years and 
was on the legal staff of the United States 
Fidelity & Guaranty Company for eight years. 
Entered the motion picture business in May. 
1918. in the capacity of secretary of Pathe Ex- 
change. Inc. Innerarity originated the plan for 
the present Hays organization and he and 
Gabriel Hess did all of the work incident to 
the creation of what is today a guiding moral 
force in the industry and the work of thes.e 
two men was turned over to a committee of 
which Innerarity was chairman which perfected 
the present organization and turned it over to 
Will H. Hays. Among the various offices 
held by him are the following: vice president 
and director of Pathex. Inc. ; vice president and 
director of Pathe Studios, Inc. ; director of 
Pathe Exchange. Inc.. and vice president and 
director of Safeway Stores. Inc. Is a mem- 
ber of the Merchants Association of New York 
and the American Arbitration Association. 

JOHNSTON, W. RAY: President, Rayart 
Pictures Corporation ; b, Janesville, la.. Jan- 
uary 2. 1892 ; e, high .school in Janesville, la., 
and the College of Commerce. Waterloo. la. 
Joined the news staff of the "Waterloo Daily 
Reporter." where he remained for some months, 
then delved into banking and real estate for 
several years. In this connection he met Wil- 
bert Shallenberger, brother of W. E. Shallen- 
berger. who later organized the Arrow Film 
Corporation. The brothers were interested 
in the old Thanhouser Film Corporation 
with Charles J. Kite, who invited Johnston, 
then 22. to come to New York as his secretary, 
which iiosition covered every angle ot studio 
and distribution activity. Within two months 
he was made treasurer of Syndicate Film Com- 
pany, which made "The Million Dollar Mys- 
tery." the serial that proved such a bonanza 
for its producers. Followed the treasurership of 
Thanhouser and the presidency of Big Produc- 
tions Film Corporation. Around the same time 
he also introduced Al Jennings, the famous 
Oklahoma bandit, to the screen in "Beating 
Back " Nor did he overlook another branch 
ot the business, for in addition to running the 
Thanhouser studio in Florida for eight months 
he also had experience in theatre management. 
When the affairs of Thanhouser were wound 
up Johnston joined W. E. Shallenberger in the 
Arrow Film Corporation, soon to be elected to 
the office of vice president, which position he 
held until 1924 when he organized and Ijecame 
president of Rayart Pictures Conioration. which 
shortly became one of the leaders among the 
independents. He is still president of the Big 
Productions Film Corporation, which serves as 
an affiliated unit, and also president of the Kay- 
art Syndicate CoriMration. a producing unit. 

KATZ. SAM: President. Publix Theatres Cor- 
poration; b. Russia. 1892 and brought to this 
country at the age of three months ; raised m 
the ghetto of Chicago, where his father was a 
barber. In 1905. at the age of 13. he got a 
job playing the piano in Carl Laemmles first 
5-cent motion picture house on Chicago s West 
Side, while continuing his school work. At tlie 
age ot 16. he had his own theatre with 144 
folding chairs, which he later increased to .70 
and installed an orchestra ; the next year he 
bought two more theatres. His main ambition 
was to become a lawyer and. graduating from 
high school at this time, he entered North- 
western university where he attended nignt 
school while continuing his business a^nvities^ 
In 1914, he acquired a theatre seating 800 and 
soon afterwards formed the Amalgamated The- 
atre Corporation, About this time he met 
Barney Balaban, and the meeting bore fruit 
in the erection of the Central Park theatre, 
the first really fine theatre in Chicago devoted 
exclusively to films. The venture secure<l the 
interest and backing of financial circles and. 
before long, the Riviera was built, which was 
later followed by the string of deluxe houses 
which all Chicago knows as Balaban & Katz. 
Impressed by the brilliant success ot this firm 
the directors of the Paramount Famous Lasky 
Corporation in 1925 prevailed upon the Chicago 
concern to take over the management of its 
houses and Sam Katz took executive charge ot 
the new enterprise. 

KENNEDY. JOSEPH P.: b. East Boston. 
Mass.. September 6. 1888 ; p. P. J. Kennedy, 
former state senator : e. public schools ot Boston, 
entered Harvard university in 1908. graduated 
in 1912; while at Harvard played first base on 
varsity baseball team ; m. Rose E. Fitzgerald, 
daughter of ex-mayor John F. Fitzgerald of 
Boston. After graduation from college entered 
the employ of the State ot Massachusetts as 



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DAVID Butler 

THE HIGH SCHOOL HERO" " PttEP and PEP" 

"WIN THAT GfRL" "SON OFANAK'H ppeparatonJ 
"THE NEWS PARADE" ^CHASING THRU EUROPE" 



bank examiner; on Januai-y 2(1. 1914. at the age 
of 25, elected president of the Columbia Trust 
Company of Boston. Mast;. ; December 4, 1914, 
exi>osed the collateral loan Gcandal in Boston ; 
April. 1P18, resiRned as president of the Colum- 
bia Trust Company to become assistant jreneral 
manager of the Fall River Shipbuilding: Cor- 
poration ; June 30. 1919, resigned to become 
manager of Hayden. Stone & Company ; in 
1923 resigned to take up investment banking ; 
February, 1926, elected president and chairman 
of F B O Pictures Corporation and subsidiaries 
until December, 1928; and during 192S chairman 
of the board of directors of Keith-Albee-Or- 
pheum Corixjration. and consummated deal 
whereby Radio Corporation of America took 
over F B O and K A O ; February 15, 1923. 
elected t^pecial advisor of Pathe Exchange, Inc. 
Director of New England Fuel & Trant^porta- 
tion Company. Columbia Trust Company, Boston 
Morris Plan. East Boston Company. Dexter 
School of Brookline. Mass., and Motion Picture 
Producers and Distributors of America. Mem- 
ber of Exchange Club of Boston. Chamber of 
Commerce of the United S'tates ; Harvard Club 
of Boston and New Yoi-k. Hudson River Coun- 
try Club of New York, Seaview Golf Club of 



Atlantic City. Woodland Golf Club of Boston 
and Hyannisport Club. 

KENT. SIDNEY R. : General manager and 
member of the board of directors of Paramount 
Famous La.sky Corporation ; b, Lincoln. Neb., 
and at the age of 14, just after he had fin- 
ished grammar school, got his first job stoking 
boilers in a greenhouse at $5 a week. From 
this humble beginning he has developed a busi- 
ness career which is one of the most strikingly 
successful ones, in the annals of the picture 
industry. Befoie he was 20 years old he had 
pushed up in Wyoming and was occupying a 
responsible position with the Colorado Fuel and 
Iron Comjjany. He was one of an engineering 
company and he and five other men were the 
sole inhabitants of 36 miles of desolate county. 
They built their own roads and pipelines, estab- 
lished camjis and literally oi^ened up territory 
to civilization and business activity. In 1912 
he went to the Pacific Coast with the American 
Druggists' Syndicate. Shortly afterwards he 
returned East where he became a salesman at 
$50 a week. Three months later he wa« the 
company's assistant sales manager, then assist- 
ant to the president and for three and one-half 



years he was virtually in charge of the entire 
business. A friend talked to iiim enthusiastic- 
ally of the motion picture business. He liketl 
its prospects and cast his lot with the films 
with the old Vitagiaph Comjiany. It was not 
long after that the Genera! Film Comiwiny 
was indicted under the Sherman Law and 
buried under judgments aggregating $25,000,000. 
PVank Hitchcock had the job of unravelling the 
tangle and he called Sidney Kent to help him. 
The job was cleaned up and Kent walked into 
the ofhce of Adoli)h Zukor. ]>r&sident of Famous 
Players, and sold his services, but not at a 
price. That was to be determined if and when 
he made good. He went to work in the com- 
liany's administration bureau, and at the end 
of eight months was getting $250 a week. His 
first work, in the distribution department, was 
as special district manager of the territory 
which included the Kansas City, St. Louis, 
Omaha and Des Moines offices, which position 
he held until May. 1919, when he was called 
to the home oftice to become general sales man- 
ager. On January S. 1921, Mr. Zukor ap- 
l^ointed him general manager of distribution and 
a year later he was elected to the company's 
board of directors. In 1926 he was named 
general manager of the company. 

KOHN, RALPH A.: Treasurer of Paramount 
Famous Lasky Corporation ; b. Chicago, March 
11. 1.S90 ; e. Chicago and New York public 
schools, graduating in 1903; was graduated 
fiom Townsend high school in 1907, and from 
New York university, with a B.S. degree, in 
1911; m, Marion Feinberg in 1924 and has two 
children. Entered the law ofhce of EIek John 
Ludvigh as clerk and attended law school 
evenings. Admitted to the bar in June, 1913. 
Became assistant counsel and assistant secre- 
tary of Famous Players Film Company on its 
formation in 1913, and assistant secretary and 
assistant treasurer of Paramount Famous 
Lasky Corporation on its organization in 1916. 
Continued in this capacity. excei>t during the 
war. when he was first a private and then a 
second lieutenant of the Signal Corps. United 
States Army. Returned to Paramount after the 
war. and was elected director of the coiii- 
tiany January 31, 1923 : elected treasurer of 
Paramount and its subsidiarie." in August. 1927. 
Member of City Athletic, Fairview Country. 
Army and Navy and Friars clubs. 

LAEMMLE, CARL: b. Laupheim. Germany, 
January 17. iMfiS; h. 5 feet o inches: grey 
hair and blue eyes; w. 140 pounds; p. Rebekka 
and Baruch Laemmie, non-professionals ; e. 
(Germany; m, Recha Stein of Flieden. Germany, 
non-professional. Fiom 1SS4 to 1906 he worked 
in a drug store in New York, then a depart- 
ment store in Chicago, then employed on a 
farm in South Dakota ; returned to Chicago 
and went to work for Butler Brothers ; later 
employed as a bookkeeper for the wholesale 
jewelry firm of L. Heller & Company ; then 
clerk in the stock yards for Nelson Morris & 
Company ; also worked for the firm of Otto 
Young & Company, wholesale jewelers ; thence 
to Oshkosh as bookkeeper in Continental Cloth- 
ing house, and after four years was promoted 
to manager. Back to Chicago in 1906 and 
intended establishing a chain of 5 and 10-cent 
stores but became interested in moving picture 
theatres instead. Opened his first theatre, the 
Whitefront. on Milwaukee avenue. Chicago : 
two months later opened his second theatie 
on Halsted street : then established the Laemmie 
Film Service, Chicago ; the next year (19071. 
establi.'^hed exchanges in Evansville. Memphis 
and Omaha, and in June of that year returneti 
to Euroi>e for a visit. In 190S established ex- 
changes in Minneapolis. Portland. Ore., Salt 
Lake City. Montreal and Winnipeg. In April. 
1909, he quit the Patents Company and be- 
came Hn independent, organized the Imp Com- 
])any incorporated as "Yankee Films Company;" 
relea.sed his first picture. "Hiawatha," 989 feet 
in length : second release being "Love's Strata- 
gem." 954 feet in length; in 1909-12 fought 
Patents Company; and in May, 1912, Laemmie. 
Charles Bauman. David Horsley. P. A. Powers. 
W. H. Swanson combined their interests an<l 
formed the Universal Film Manufacturing Com- 
pany with offices at 1 Union square. New 
York City. Later that year Laemmie went 
to Europe and opened his fiList American inde- 
pendent foreign office. Laemmie and Cochrane 
bought out P. A. Powers and obtained control 
of Universal and in 1924 moved to their pres- 
ent quarters. Fifth avenue and .^7th street; in 
1925 Universal Pictures Corporation issued the 
first stock to the public and became establisheii 
on the New York stock exchange. In June, 
1926. Laemmie was stricken with appendicitis 
on board the S.S. Berengaiia and brought to 
London to be operated on ; after recovery from 
almost fatal illness, he returned to America. 
In December. 1926. he bought the Thomas H. 
Ince estate near Hollywood and became a resi- 
dent of California. On the anniversary of his 
sixtieth birthday he was honored by a great 
demonstration by all of Hollywood under the 



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leadership of Mary Pickford and other celebri- 
ties of screen and stape who worked for him. 

LASKY, JESSE L. : First vice president in 
charpe of production of Paramount Famous 
L^sky Corporation ; b. San Francisco. Cal. : e. 
hinh school of San Francisco. One of the first 
men from the West Coast to ko to Alaska 
at the time of the earliest p:oId rufih and one 
of the first hundred to reach Nome, this after 
a brief I'^portorial experience on a San Fran- 
cisco ne\v.si>apei. On his return from Alaska 
he became a musician and leader of the Royal 
Hawaiian Band of Honolulu. When he came 
back to the states he capitalized his experience 
by associating hims;elf with vaudeville enter- 
prises and presented a number of important 
musical acts in association with the late Henry 
B. Harris. In fact, L:isky's musical acts are 
t^till the recognized vaudeville standards for that 
character of entertainment. The Jesse L. 
Lasky Feature Play Company, of which he was 
president and which he oriranized in association 
with Samuel Goldwyn and Cecil B. DeMille. 
bepan business in January. 1914. The com- 
pany produced several of the famous Belasco 
dramas inciudinpr "The Rose of the Rancho." 
"The Girl of the Golden West." "The Warrens 
of Virsrinia," "The Governor's Lady" and "The 
Woman." Among the stais who appeared under 
the Lasky banner were Edward Abeles. Ed- 
mund Breese. Thomas W. Ross, Blanche Sweet. 
Dust in Far num. Max Fijjman, RobL*rt Edeson- 
H. B. Warner, the late Theodore Roberts. Edith 
Taliaferro, Wallace Eddinjier. Edith Wynne 
Mat hi son. Victor Mooie. Mabel Van Buren. 
House Peters, Charlotte Walker, Ina Claire. 
Fannie Ward, Donald Brian, Cariyle Blackwell. 
Laura Hope Crews, Rita Jolivet and Geraldine 
Farrar. When the Famous Players Film Com- 
pany and Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Com- 
pany combined in July. 1916. Lasky was made 
first vice president of the new corporation and 
has continued as such ever since. From the 
outeet he hae been in complete charge of the 
company's production, dividing his time between 
the bipr Lasky studio at Hollywood and the 
home oflice in New York, where he is in close 
touch with the activities of the Eastern studio 
on Long Island. 

LEE. ARTHUR A.: President. AmerAnglo 
Corporation ; b. Harlem. July 18, 1894 ; e. 
public school No. 184 and Stuyvesant high 
school. Has been in the motion picture in- 
dustry for IS years ; started out by roadshowing 
one of the first five- reel pictures ever pro- 
duced. Nat C. Goodwin in "Oliver Twist," 
throughout the Dominion of Canada ; one year 
later with the General Film Company in Mont- 
real and was later appointetl manager of their 
special feature department in Canada j left Can- 
ada and went with the Picture Playhouse Film 
Company and opened branch offices for them 
throughout the United States. Resigned from 
this company and went with the Gaumont Com- 
pany of New York with headquarters at Flush- 
ing. L. I., and resigned from the Gaumont 
Company and enlisted in the army. July 1. 1918. 
Was discharged from the army December 25. 
191S. and went back to the Gaumont Company 
until they dissolved their New York corporation. 
Then started the Lee Bradfoid Corporation 
which operated until Mr. Bradford's death in 
1925 at which time the Amer Anglo Corpora- 
tion was formed, of which he is president. 
Also the American representative of Gains- 
borough Pictures, Piccadilly Pictures, Gaumont 
Company, Ltd., Gaumont British Corporation 
and Welsh Pearson Elder Corporation ; also vice 
president of the Gaumont British Corporation 
of Canada, Ltd. : a member of the Motion 
Picture club, Westchester Hills Golf club and 
Canadian club. 

LUDVIGH. ELEK JOHN: General counsel. 
Paramount Famous Lasky Cprporafion ; b. New 
York City ; e public schools and graduated from 
the College of the City of New York in 1891. 
Admitted to the bar in 1894: New York Stale 
Civil Service Commissioner 1910-12; retired 
from general practice of law to devote himself 
exclusively to general counselship of Paramount 
about 10 years ago* 

MARCUS. LEE: Vice president, RKO Pro- 
ductions, Inc. : b, Butfalo. N. Y., December 7, 
1893; e. public school and high school in Buf- 
falo. Four years general conti"acting : in the 
army for 26 months ; and has been in the 
motion picture busine^^s for 10 years. 

McCONNELL. FRED J. (Mac) : Sales direc- 
tor of short product and complete service of 
Universal Pictures Corporation ; b. Waseca. 
Minn., October 2.5, 1S82 ; e. Ashland, Wis., high 
school. Chicago Manual Training school and 
the University of Wisconsin. Captain of uni- 
versity sunmming team and member of Chi- 
cago Athletic Water Polo Team, and New York 
Athletic Team. 1916-2:1 ; m. and has two chil- 



dren. A trained lu-wspaper man and has been 
connected with the "Chicago Herald." "Chicago 
Tribune." "Cleveland News;" four years New 
York City representative for "Chicago Herald ;" 
later in advertising agency field with Kaufman 
& Handy Agency and Taylor Critchfield Com- 
jiany. both in Chicago ; advertising manager 
"North w&st Agriculturist," farm publication. 
Serial representative for Pathe, serial manager 
for Universal; then to the Coast; in charge of 
serial production and Western pictures at Uni- 
versal City ; general manager short product for 
Universal since 1921 with the exception of a 
year and one-half, during which time he wa.-i 
editor and vice president of "Exhibitors' Daily 
Review" and an indei)endent producer of West- 
ern and dog features for Pathe. Member ot 
Wampas, Athletic club, New York, and Elks. 

METZGER, LOU B. : General manager of 
Uni\ersal Pictures Corporation ; b, Kansas City, 
Mo.. 1895. When barely 17 years of age. he 
undertook his first job in a film exchange, that 
of his uncle, in Portland, Ore., as an inspector 
when that organization handled the Laemmle 
Film Service. He soon graduated into the salcj 
end of the business and remained in that terri- 
tory until the war when he resigned and entered 
the army, joining the 81st field artillery of the 
Sth regular division. Starting in the ranks he 
rose to be chief brigade telephone officer of the 
sth field artillery brigade. He has successfully 
filled every job in a branch office working in 
Kansas City and in New York. Became special 
representative for "The Heart of Humanity," 
Universal's great war picture; called to New 
York in 1920 to be a special salesman for the 
Stage Woman's War Relief put out by Uni- 
versal. He attained national reputation through 
conception and execution of the complete service 
contract. Since that time he has been located 
at the home office in New York City. At 
the end of 1925 he was made sales director 
for the Western division. The success of his 
division in completing long term contracts with 
Balaban & Katz and other circuit bookings 
was largely due to his leadership. Upon the eve 
of his departure for Europe in June. 1926. Carl 
Laemmle appointed him general sales manager 
in charge of distribution throughout the United 
States and Canada. When E. H. Goldstein re- 
signed in October. 1928. Metzger was made gen- 
eral manager of the corporation. 

MEYER, FRANK A. : Assistant secretary. 
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation ; b, St. 
Louis. Enterwl banking business in 1908 ; a 
year later he became connected with the Cam- 
eraphone Company. New York City, one of the 
first talking i>icture comjianies which numbered 
in its roster of stars some of the best known 
names then on the legitimate stage ; in 1909 
returned to St. Louis where he formed an asso- 
ciation with the Western Film Exchange Com- 
pany, later being sent to New York to ojien 
a branch office for that company ; among his 
clients was Adoljih Zukor who booked film from 
the Western exchange for his Comedy theatre. 
Through business dealings Mr. Meyer and Mr. 
Zukor came to know and like each other with 
the result that in 1912 when Famous Players 
was organized. Mr. Meyer was taken into the 
new company. He has served in many capaci- 
ties with Famous and is now general manager 
of the Paramount laboratory and general pur- 
chasing agent in addition to his executive duties. 

MOELLER. A. J.: b. Detroit. Mich.. July S. 
1889; e, public school. From 1904-1911 was on 
the stage in vaudeville and stock: in 1911 pur- 
chased the Temple theatre, Howell. Mich., and 
sold theatre in 1914 to become a'^sociated with 
W. S. Butterfield Theatrical Enterprises at 
Saginaw. Mich. ; resigned in 1915 to supervise 
construction and become managing director of 
Theatre de Luxe, Detroit. Mich. : resigned in 
191(1. During the period of years from 1913 to 
1919 was secretary of the M'chigan Exhibitors 
League and Micbigan Exhibitors Association. 
In 1920 ajipointed general manager of Michi- 
gan Exhibitors Association, and efi'ected its re- 
organization to the Motion Picture Theatre 
Owners of Michigan ; resigned in 1921 upon 
ajipointment as general manager the Motion 
Picture Theatre Owners of America, and re- 
signed in 1924 to organize Moeller Theatre 
Service as personal representative for theatre 
owners and theatre owner organizations ; dis- 
continued service in 1926 upon election as presi- 
dent of the American Cinema As=ociation and 
resigned in 1927 to proluce and distribute fea- 
tures and short subjects, pai'ticularly screen 
adaptations of the jwems by Edgar A. Guest. 
In 1928 added the production and distribution 
of talking pictures and sales and distribu'ion 
of talking picture equinment to other activities 
under the name of Talking Picture Distribu- 
tors. 

MORRIS. SAM E.i Vice President of Warner 
Brothers: b. Oil City, Pa.: e. Cleveland. O. 
When he finished his schooling he went with 
the American Tobacco Comoany and as foreign 
manager for that concern travpl*»d all nvpr the 
world. A little later he settled in Cleveland 



where he acquired the Home theatre and two 
or three other houses in the same city. It 
was during this time that he was elected chair- 
man of the film committee of the Cleveland 
Chamber of Commerce and his work in this 
connection eventually developed the basic idea 
of film arbitration boards now so successfully 
in operation throughout the country. From 
exhibitor, he became an exchange manager in 
Cleveland for the World Wide organization ; 
then came to New York as vice president and 
general manager of Select Pictuies Corporation. 
Eight years ago he came to Warner Brothers 
as head of distribution. One of his most nota- 
ble accomplishments was the reorganization 
of the selling force when Warner Brothers 
acMuired the old Vitagraph Comi)any. More 
recently his efficient sales methods have been 
devoted to the popularizing of Vitaphone talking 
pictures. 

MURDOCK, JOHN J.: President of Pathe 
Exchanges, Inc.. and member of the board of 
directors of Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corporation. 
Began his career as a factor in vaudeville 33 
years ago when he launched, managed, directed 
and brought to phenomenal success the mem- 
orable Masonic "Temple Roof theatre of Chi- 
cago. That achievement, logical, cumulative 
and enduring, made him a leading spirit in 
the inevitable tendency to nationalize vaudeville 
as the favorite American form of amusement 
and to bring him into executive and managerial 
contact with the late B. F. Keith and the pres- 
ent E. F. Albee, founders and steadfast promot- 
ers of the swiftly expanding institution of Ameri- 
can vaudeville. His advent to New York 21 
years ago, added a newly dynamic influence to 
major vaudeville. He was one of the first 
theatrical managers to recognize the novelty, 
the attractiven&ss and the growing possibilities 
of the motion pictures. When the miracles of 
radio, with its accompanying experiments in 
television, sound-pictures and the Photophone, 
were first realized, he immediately became a 
student and enthusiast of these new forms 
of amusement combining all of the arts and 
sciences available for vaudeville. Has three 
personal hobbies, oi- diveisions. wholly detached 
from the theatrical business. They are the cul- 
tivation of flowers — especially orchids — the col- 
lection (by hearsay) of authentic old-time sto- 
ries, and the scientific fight against cancer. 

NEEPER, CREED A.: b, Loogootee, HI.; e, 
public school. Farina. 111., Marion Norman Col- 
lege. Marion. Ind., Brown's Business College. 
Centralia. III., and graduated from the Univer- 
sity of Denver, Denver. Col. ; entered United 
States Forest Service in 1911. Became assistant 
purchasing agent of the United Stat»; Depart- 
ment of Agriculture in 1924 ; resigned from the 
department of agriculture to become associated 
with the Harold Lloyd Corporation in 1924; 
and was made sales manager for the corpora- 
tion in 1928. 

O'TOOLE, M. J.: b, Scranton, Pa.; m, and 
has four children, two sons and two daughters. 
One son a graduate of the University of Penn- 
sylvania, department of mechanical and elec- 
trical engineering ; another a medical student 
at Georgetown university at Washington, D. C. 
Both daughters attending girls' seminaries. Ap- 
prenticed to the machinist trade at 13 year.-: 
of age ; became a journeyman machinist and 
in that capacity was in the service of the 
Lackawanna Railroad Company and American 
Locomotive ; reporter for one year, editor for 
about 24 years of different daily and other 
newspapers in Scranton. Wilkes-Barre and other 
cities in Pennsylvania. Handled legislative work 
and specialized in political writing ; manager 
of a pleasure park for two years ; then be- 
came identified with the Comerford Theatre 
Company in 1920 and is still affiliated with that 
indenendent circuit. Elected president of the 
Motion Picture Theatre Owners nf Annerica in 
1924 ; elected secretary and business manager 
in 1927 and re-elected in 1928. Has also bsen 
chairman of national public service, national 
legislative and other committees of that organi- 
zation and has handled considerable business 
for the theatre owners at Washington and state 
capitals. Is a member of the New York Press 
Club. New York Athletic Club. New York 
Lodtre of Moose. Tyiweraphical Union. Knights 
of Columbus. E<iuity Club and a major in the 
reserve cori« of the United States army. 

OTTERSON. JOHN EDWARD: h. Allegheny. 
Pa., March 29, 1881 ; e. graduate United State:? 
Naval Academy. lO'M : M. S.. Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technoloey. 1909. In the United 
State*; navy from 19f'0-1915. retiring as naval 
constructor, rank of lieutenant ; general manu- 
fact'iring puperintenden+. vice president and 
prf^iden*^ and direntor of Winchester Repeating 
Arms Comnany. 1915-1924 ; president and di- 
rector of The Winchester Company ; president 
and director of Simmons Hardware Company ; 
president and director of Winchester Simmons 
Company. 1922-24 ; assistant general superin- 
tendent International Western Electric Com- 
pany, 1924 ; general commercial engineer. 



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ALA/V 
ROSCOE 



general commercial manager. Western Electric 
Company, 1924-26; general manager, vice 
president and director. Electrical Research 
Products, Inc.. 1927 ; president and director. 
Electrical Retiearch Products. Inc.. 1928 
Director New Haven hot;pital : past president 
New Haven Chaml>er of Commerce ; director 
American Arbitration Association. Member of 
A.S.M.E., Soc. Ind. Engrs., Soc. Naval Archi- 
tects and Engineers, Taylor Society (past presi- 
dent). Member of University club (New York), 
Army and Navy. Navy Athletic association. 
Embassy (New York and London). New Haven 
Country club. Lawn club. Graduates Club asso- 
ciation (New Haven. Conn.). Lives at 77 
Edgehill road, New Haven, Conn. 

QUIGLEY, GEORGE E.: b. Weehawken. N. 
J., September 17. 18S6 ; e. public school and 
high school, the College of the City of New 
York and the law school of the New York uni- 
versity, being graduated from the latter insti- 
tution in 1906 ; m. Louise Denio in 19Ui and 
has two 6on.s. aged respectively 17 and 10. 
Associated with various prominent lawyers from 
1906-10. including James Troy and Asa Bird 
Gardiner. Practiced law independently in 1910- 
18 : then became a member of the legal de- 



partment of Western Electric Company, Inc., 
later becoming assistant general attorney of that 
company and of its associated company, Graybar 
Electric Company, and general attorney of Elec- 
trical Research Products. Inc. Continued asso- 
ciation with the Western Electric Company 
and its subsidiary companies until October, 
1927, at which time he became vice president 
and general manager of the Vitaphone Cor- 
poration, also a director of that company and of 
Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc. Resigned as 
director of Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.. 
December, 192S, becoming vice president and 
director of First National Pictures, Inc., di- 
rector of Stanley Company of America and 
Stanley-Mark Strand Corporation. Is a member 
of the Alumni Association of New York uni- 
versity, American Bar Association. Mystic Tie 
Lodge No. 72, A. F. & M.. of which he is 
past master. Jerusalem Chapter No. 8, R._ A. 
M.. and various other organizations. Resides 
at Bernardsville, N. J. 

RAMSAYE, TERRY: Editor-in-chief of non- 
dramatic production for Pathe : b, Tonganoxie. 
Kaji.. November 2, 1885 : e, in Kansas and 
Massachusetts ; first position with the engineer- 
ing department of the Bell Telephone Company 



and the Western Electric Company ; in 1905 
joined the editorial staff of the "Kansas City 
Star and Times," and was subsequently con- 
nected with various newspapers a-s feature 
writer and editor, including the "Leavenworth 
Times," the "Omaha Bee." the "St. Paul Pio- 
neer Press," the "St. Paul Dispatch," the Asso- 
ciated Press, the "Chicago Evening American." 
Universal News Service and the "Chicago Trib- 
une." The "Chicago Tribune's" adoption of the 
motion picture serial for circulation exploitation 
brought him into contact with the screen in- 
dustry. He became the advertising and pub- 
licity director of the Mutual Film Corporation 
in 1915 and there founded the Screen Telegram, 
a newsreel of conspicuous success through the 
World War. Subsequently, he joined Samuel 
L. Rothafel's staff at the Rialto and Rivoli 
theatres on Broadway. In 1919. he. in collabo- 
ration with Ray Hall, now editor of Pathe 
News, launched Kinograms. In 1920 Ramsay e 
cut all official connections with Broadway, and 
in the remoteness of a Long Island farm, en- 
gaged in writing for various magazines, mean- 
while carrying through to completeneri> his two 
volume history of the motion picture. "A Million 
and One Nights," a labor of some five years. 
Also produced an array of adventure and scenic 
pictures for the Associated Screen News, Ltd., 
of Canada, and edited various feature produc- 
tions, principally expeditionary and adventure 
releases, including "The Cruise of the Spee- 
jacks" and "Grass" for Paramount, "Martin 
Johnson's African Hunt" for Metro, and the 
current roadshow, "Simba." With the advent 
of the Kennedy-Brown administration at Pathe. 
he was given his present editorial post, in 
charge of non-dramatic releases, both sound and 
silent, meanwhile electing to personally edit 
Pathe Review, to make it a vehicle of a new 
and somewhat aggressively modern journalistic 
expression on the screen. 

REISMAN. PHIL: General sales manager. 
Pathe Exchange, Inc. : b. St. Paul, Minn.. 
September 14. 189(1 ; e. Central high school and 
St. Paul College of Law ; m. and has two 
children. In 1917 became salesman for Tri- 
angle, and a year later joined the Goldwyn 
sales staff, I'eturning to Triangle a year later 
as manager of the Milwaukee branch. His next 
step was with the Hodkinson organization as 
manager in Minneapolis. In 1920 he become 
salesman for Paramount. Six months later he 
was made manager of their Minneapolis ex- 
change and in 1922 was advanced to district 
manager, sujiervising Minneapolis, Omaha. Dee 
Moines and Sioux Falls. After two years suc- 
cess as such. Paramount transferred him to 
Canada as general manager in that territory. 
In June, 1925. he was brought to New York 
acting as sales manager of the Eastern di- 
vision and remained there until May. 1927, 
when he accepted his present position with 
Pathe as its general sales manager. Lives in 
New Rochelle, N. Y. 

ROGERS, CHARLES (BUDD) : Vice president 
Lumas Film Corporation and Gotham Produc- 
tions. Inc. Originally in the automotive in- 
dustries. Having established unusual record as 
sales executive in this field, decided to join 
hands with the film business to apply successful 
methods used in former business. Joined Lumas 
organization at its inception, five years ago. 

ROSENZWEIG, CHARLES : General sales 
manager. R K O Productions ; b, Bucharest. Ru- 
mania. December 15. 1894: eighteen months old 
when his i:»arents came to New York ; e. public 
schools of New York and graduated from 
evening high school ; married : hy, selling of 
motion pictures. Started his business career 
with the Ben Hampton Advertising Agency : 
then went with the United Cigar Stores ; left 
their employ to join the American Tobacco 
Company as division manager ; entered the film 
business at the Big U Exchange as a salesman. 
After 18 months as salesman, was made man- 
ager of the Big U Exchange: two years later 
was made Eastern division manager of the Big 
U. Four years later, he joined the old F B O 
Pictures Corporation as manager of the New 
York exchange : and four years later he was 
made Eastern division manager for F B O and 
at the merger of the radio interests with 
F B O into R K O Productions was made gen- 
eral sales manager of R K O. Belongs to the 
Motion Picture club, the Masonic Lodge and 
the Shrinfe and Level club. 

SARNOFF. DAVID: Chairman of the board 
of directors of Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corpora- 
tion ; b, Uzlian, Russia. 1892 : came with his 
parents to New York City in 1901 : e, publij 
schools ; m. Lizette Hermant, July 4. 1917, and 
has three children, Robert William, Edward 
and Thomas Warren. First position as mes- 
senger boy for the Commercial Cable Com- 
ixiny : later became junior operator for the 
Marconi Wireless ; gained fame and promotion 
by sticking to his post atop Wanamaker's for 
72 hours taking the reports of the sinking of 
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the Marconi company and when that orKaniza- 
tion was absorbed by the Radio Corporation of 
America was appointed to the same pot^ition 
with the new organization. Is also a gradu- 
ate electrical engineer of the Pratt institute. 
Brooklyn : has the honorary degree of doctor of 
science from St. Lawrence university, Canton. 
N. Y. ; Poland conferred the order of "Polonia 
Re*:titutia" in 191S; holds a commission ae lieu- 
tenant colonel of the U. S. A. signal corps ; 
and i.> a member of the Lotus club, the Institute 
of Radio Engineers, the Railroad club, the 
American Institute of Electrical Engineers, the 
Radio Club of America, the American Geo- 
graphical society, the Economic Club of New 
York, the Chamber of Commerce of New York 
State, the Epsilon chapter of Omicron Alphu 
Tau and other scientific and social organiza- 
tions. 

SAWYER. LEROY P. : Vice president of 
RCA Photophone. Inc.; b. Schoolcraft, Mich.. 
December 26, 1878 ; e, graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Nebraska. Has been general manager 
of the Buckeye Lamp division of the General 
Electric Mazda Lamp interests in Cleveland ; 
later chairman of the sales organization of 
the National Lamp Works, and for past two 
years has been in the New York office of the 
company in connection with administration and 
executive direction. 

SAX. SAM: President. Gotham Productions: 
started as sjiecial sales representative for Carl 
Laemmle ; then general salefi manager of Se- 
lect Pictures ; later becoming sales manager of 
Robertson-Cole. Then organized own distribut- 
ing company, five years ago, the Lumas Film 
Corporation ; following which he organized his 
own producing company. Gotham Production^. 
Inc.. and is pre^^ident of each. 

SCHAEFER. GEORGE J.: Division sales man- 
ager. Paramount Famou? Lasky Corporation ; 
b. Brooklyn. N. Y., November 5. 18SS ; e. Brook- 
lyn public and high schools and HatTley insti- 
tute. Entered business with an automobile 
manufacturing concern remaining until 1914 ; 
started in picture business as secretary to L. J. 
Selznick remaining with him until 1916 when 
he joined World Film Company as as- 
sistant sales manager ; promote<I to district 
manager for that company the following year. 
In 1920 he joined Paramount as booker at the 
New York exchange and one year later was 
promoted to district manager of the New 
England territory. He was appointed sales 
manager for district Number 1 in 1926 and i.-^ 
now serving in that capacity ; member of 
B. P. O. E. at Kingston. N. Y. 

SCHENCK. JOSEPH M. : President. United 
Artists Pictures Corporation, b. Russia. Decem- 
ber 25, 1882: h. 5 feet KMj inches : brown hair 
and eyes : w, 175 pounds : e, night school. New 
York City and the New York College of Phar- 
macy ; m. Norma Talmadge, 1916. i>rofes5ional. 
Started out as a druggist ; later became owner 
of an amusement park. His introduction to 
motion pictures was while he was active in the 
management of his amusement park through 
the late Marcus Loew. Loew sought space at 
Fort George for the showing of moving pictures 
in a car on the park grounds. Schenck real- 
ized the motion pictures' possibilities in cater- 
ing to the masses, and as he was always a 
partisan of popular amusements he invested 
with Loew and in time became one of the 
chief figures in the Loew Theatrical Enter- 
prises. Not wishing to remain when the real 
struggle for supremacy should start. Schenck 
purchased the screen rights to a magazine story 
and engaged Roland West, who still is one of 
Schenck "s associates, to direct the picture. Hav- 
ing disposed of his first picture to the Fox 
Film Corporation on terms which netted him a 
moderate profit, he entered upon i)roduction in 
earnest and soon attracted the attention of 
the entire industry by his happy selection of 
stories, stars and directors. In addition, he 
is chairman of the board of directors of United 
Artists, which includes stars and producers 
.^uch as Mary Pickford. Douglas Fairbanks. 
Charlie Chaplin, Norma Talmadge. Buster Kea- 
ton John Barrymore. Samuel Goldwyn. Morris 
Gest and others. The late Rudolph Valentino 
was one of the United Artists stars. Schenck 
also served for three terms as president of the 
West Coast Producers' Association and on re- 
tiring from office was presented with a bronze 
plaque extolling him and paying tribute to his 
services to the motion picture industry. 

SCHNITZER. JOSEPH I.: President. RKO 
Productions : b. Pittsburgh, Pa.. March 14. 18S7 : 
e. schools in Pittsburgh : married and has two 
children. A veteran of the motion picture in- 
dustry, having entered it 21 years ago, in his 
twentieth year, as manager of the Des Moines 
branch of the Pittsburgh Calcium Light & 
Film Company. Within the next nine years, he 



was at^i^ociated with the MuUin Film Service as 
manager of their Minneapolis branch and later 
became general manager of the same company 
with head(iuarters in Syracuse. N. Y. Two 
years later he was made general sales man- 
ager of the company. From 1920 until 1922 
he held the post of president of Equity Pic- 
tures, going from Etjuity to the vice presi- 
dency of F B O. Is a member of the Rancho 
Golf Club, the Ambassador Athletic Club of 
Los Angeles, the Oak Ridge Golf and the 
Beach Point Club of New York, the Motion 
Picture Club. Lives at 262 Central Park WesL. 
New York. 

SCOTT. HARRY: Short subject sales man- 
ager. Pathe Exchange, Inc. For a number of 
years he was actively identified with theatrical 
interests and for five years was press rei>re- 
sentative for Ringling Brothers' circus. As a 
circus press agent he traveled to all parts of 
the country and became intimately acquainted 
with newspar)er men, theatrical men and motion 
liicture men in practically every city and town. 
Leaving the circus business for motion pictures, 
he made his first film affiliation with George 
Kleine. for whom he managed branch offices 
in Columbus, Dallas. Boston and Philadelphia. 
Later promoted to the post of Eastern division 
sales manager for the Kleine organization, 
which he held for some time. At the termina- 
tion of his connection with Kleine. he joined 
the Goldwyn organization, for which he served 
ai^ special representative. Later he joined First 
National and for four years managed its Detroit 
office, resigning to become Detroit branch man- 
ager for Pathe, He ret^igned shortly after to 
accept the position of New York branch man- 
ager for Educational, and later was made man- 
ager of distribution for Ritz-Carlton Pictures, 
from which post he joined Pathe as feature 
sales manager in October, 1923. From the past 
of feature sales manager he was appointed 
general sales manager in August, 1925. and in 
1926 put into effect his famous "personal con- 
tact sales plan." At the time of the merger 
of P D C and Pathe he assumed the position 
which he now holds. 

SHEEHAN, WINFIELD: Vice president and 
general manager. Fox Film Corporation ; b, 
Buffalo, N. Y. : e. in that city. Volunteered and 
fought all of the campaigns of the Spanish- 
American war with the first regiment of 
United States troops to land in Cuba. Having 
had a taste of newspaper writing during his 
school days, he took up this work in earnest, 
working at various times on the "New York 
Journal." the "American," and the "World." 
Was taken away from newspaper work to be- 
come secretary to Rhinelander Waldo, fire com- 
missioner of New York, who later became police 
commissioner. While on this job William Fox. 
looking about for a capable young energetic 
man. chose Sheehan as one of his aides and 
from this point on his success was rapid. A 
few activities since joining the Fox Film Cor- 
poration, which led to his being designated 
general manager of this corporation, are: build- 
ing up of the earliest Fox studio in New York 
City to supply the needs of the Fox chain of 
theatres ; solving formidable problems of dis- 
tribution, establishing branch offices in the prin- 
cipal cities of the United States and Canada ; 
one of the first to open up foreign countries 
to American films, recognizing the value of 
markets abroad ; invading South America and 
later the untapped fields of Australia and the 
Far Ea.st : promoting of Fox News, an achieve- 
ment in a long-established competitive field, 
with more than 1.100 cameramen throughout 
the world daily submitting the material from 
which a single reel is assembled semi- weekly 
under the management of Truman H. Talley at 
New York headquarters ; organizing Hollywood 
studios, the William Fox studio and the Fox 
Hills studios, including Movietone City which 
was dedicated to the achievement of sound pro- 
ductions in October, 1928. 

SKIRBOLL. JOSEPH S. : Sales manager of 
World Wide Pictures, Inc. ; b. Pittsburgh. Octo- 
ber 12. 188lt : e. in public and high schools: m. 
and lives in New York City. Entered the pic- 
ture business in 1905. operating theatres at 
New Kensington and Taraunta, Pa. : then 
joined Harr>- Davis and John P. Harris as the 
manager for their theatrical enterprises. En- 
tered the distribution business as a district man- 
ager in charge of Pittsburgh and Chicago ter- 
ritory for Alco ; next joined Metro as district 
manager for the Central and Mid West terri- 
tories. Joined First National and was succes- 
sively the manager of the Pittsburgh branch, 
later becoming West Coast district manager and 
thence to Europe as general representative. In 
1928 joined World Wide Picture; as SA\e& man- 
ager. 

STARR. HERMAN: Pre.sidrnt. First National 
Pictures: b. Camden, N. J.. September 30. 1898: 
e. public schools (jf Camden. Nine years ago 
he became associated with Warners, a connec- 
tion he retained up to the time of his installa- 
tion as president of First National. His main 



hobby is work and owing to concentrated effort, 
combined with exceptional ability, he rose to a 
place of high executive reEiX)nsibility at Warner 
Brothers. Hie present home is 135 Eastern 
Parkway, Brooklyn. 

STUBER. WILLIAM G. : President of East- 
man Kodak Company : b. Louisville, Ky., Ain'il 
9. 1S64 ; e, j)ublic schools of Louisville. His 
natural inclination toward photography was in- 
herited from his father, Michael Stuber, who 
jtioneered in the art before and during the 
Civil war. His father's death caused him to 
go into the business of photography for him- 
self while still in his teens. He made his own 
photographic materials, striving constantly to 
improve them and make better pictures : spent 
six months in the laboratory of Dr. Hugo Smith 
in Zurich, Switzerland, and he returned to Amer- 
ica to triumph both in the making of photo- 
graphic materials and as a master photographer. 
In 1S94 was invited by George Eastman to come 
to Rochester in the capacity of sensitized goods 
expert. At that time Kodak Park, the film 
manufacturing plant of the Eastman Kodak 
Company, which now employs 7,000 workers, 
had 65. His work in producing and improving 
emulsions for the various photographic pur- 
poses is primarily responsible for the present 
high quality of Eastman film and other East- 
man sensitive materials. His responsibility for 
the conduct of the company steadily inrreased 
until he became vice president, but throughout 
this period his work was steadfastly devoted to 
the photographic quality of Eastman Kodak 
products. In 1926, when Mr. Eastman resigned 
the presidency of the company to become chair- 
man of the directors, Mr. Stuben succeeded him. 
During the course of his career, he has been 
elected to various directorates, of banks and 
other industries. All of these he resigned when 
he became president of the Kodak Company. 
Lives in Rochester. N. Y. 

THOMAS, HARRY H. : President of First 
Division Pictures, Inc. : m, and has two children. 
Started motion picture career as an exhibitor in 
1907 when he opened the Bushwick Palace the- 
atre in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn ; 
six years later became af:60ciated with the 
Greater New York Film Company ; thence with 
General Film Company which at that time took 
over the Greater New York Film Exchange : 
then to Fox as special representative. Organized 
the Alexander Film Company in 1921 and be- 
came an indeiiendent distributor : later became 
associated with I. E. Chadwick, who was presi- 
dent of Merit Film Exchange, as general man- 
ager and vice president. In 1926 Merit Film 
was absorbed by him when he organized the 
present First Division Pictures, Inc.. exchange, 
and shortly after acquired the Commonwealth 
Exchange with its product. Excellent Pictures. 
Is a member of the Fort Greene Lodge, F. & 
A. M., No. 922 : an active factor in the Elks 
Lodge, No. 22, in Brooklyn ; and is also a mem- 
ber of the Motion Picture Club of New York 
and vice president of Syndicate Pictures Cor- 
poration. 

VAN PRAAG. M. : General sales manager of 
Universal Pictures Corporation ; b, Philadelphia : 
e. in Philadelphia and in College of the City 
of New York. Entered film business 15 years 
ago as re- winder in Newark office of the old 
General Film Company. Transferred to 23rd 
street office, advancing to shipper an<i then to 
head booker. Later joined the Pathe sales 
force in Pittsburgh : shifted to exhibiting end 
of industry, owning two theatres in Kansas 
City for several years. Was president of the 
Motion Picture Theatre Owners of Kansas for 
two years : was an organizer of the M. P. T. 
O. A., and was its national secretary for three 
years. Joined Universal seven years ago in the 
New Haven office. Later changed to Chicago 
office and then to Kansas City office. Appointed 
manager of U's Washington office. Hung up 
exceptional record there. Was elected presi- 
dent of the Film Board of Trade of that terri- 
tory. Thus, the unusual and perhaps unique 
case of a man who had been an M. P. T. 
O. president and an exhibitors national execu- 
tive, later becoming president of a Film Board 
of Trade. Transferred to post as genera! man- 
ager of the Big U exchange. New York City. 
February, 1927. Promoted to Western sales di- 
rector for Univer-^al. December, 1927, and then 
to general sales manager, November, 1928. 

WARNER. ALBERT : Vice president and 
treasurer of Warner Brothers Pictures. Inc.. 
and treasurer of the Vitaphone Corporation : 
major in the R. O. T. C. : b. Baltimore. Md. : 
e. in that city. As did the other brothers. 
.\lbert found work between school hours and 
thus received his first training in businees. 
Leaving school he went to work with Swift & 
Company, the packers and. for once and the 
only time, he was a competitor with his brother. 
Harry, who was with Armour & Company. Each 
of the Warner boys had a full share in making 
Warner success. When they opened their first 
theatre in Newcastle. Pa., Albert was ticket 
seller and looked after the finances. It also 



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HELLO 

"^om '(he 

QUILLAN FAMILY 





/ 1 \ 

5ee and HEAR 
I EDDIE \ 

lyi- 

TH E GODLESS GIRL 

"SHOW FOLKS" 

\ i seen baby^" 
"geraldine" 




£ddie, Dad. John, busier, Joe, Mane & Isabel! 

4- NOISY snOHBORS ^ 




fell to hie lot to be the salesman of the fiini 
when Warner Brothers opened theii- film ex- 
change. He then found his experience ■with 
Swift valuable. Ap:ain. when Warner Fea- 
tures was established, it was Albert who 
handled the sales. When the branch exchange 
was opened at Cleveland. Albert took charge of 
it. When the Warner firm fell on hard times 
and. for a period, the brothers had to separate, 
Albert took a position a.s film salesman with 
other firms and thus filled in the period until 
the brothers came together to produce "My Foui- 
Years in Germany." Here, again, hie talent 
as salesman stood him in good stead. While 
the other members of the firm were getting the 
picture out. Albert applied high pressure 
methods and sold it before it was even finished. 
The success of "My Four Years in Germany" 
having once more put Warner Brothers on their 
feet, Albert took direct charge of the financet; 
of the firm. It wae no easy job. either, for 
while they were doing an excellent business 
they were usually in need of ready money. It 
was the job of Albert to make it go as far as 
possible. In course of time the business of 
Warner Brothers had grown to such proportions 



it was necessary to organize Warner Brother^! 
Pictures, Inc. This gave the firm the oppor- 
tunity to issue stock the returns on which pro- 
vided financial sinews of war for their ven- 
tures. It was under this banner tha-t Warner 
Brothers developed the Vitaphone talking pic- 
tures. It was Albert who pored long and 
anxiously over the balance sheets figuring how 
they were going to make both ends meet. In 
spite of their desperate plight, they did make 
ends meet and Albert stayed on the job every 
hour of the day until there was a clear road 
ahead. He continues to occupy his i>ost as 
guardian of the treasury, now that success has 
come to Warner Brothers, but aside from that 
takes a veiy direct interest in the selling end 
of the business, which was his first work. 

WARNER, HARRY M.: b. in Russia; when 
but six years of age was brought to this coun- 
try and settleil in Baltimore ; e. in that city. 
Opened up a bicycle shop in Youngstown, O., 
early in 1900 when the bicycle craze was at its 
height. Having observed the new invention, 
motion pictures, the Warner Brothers, under 
the leadei'ship of Harry, determined to open a 
show of their own. After inspecting surround- 



ing teiritory, Newcastle. Pa., was selected and 
they opened their first theatre. The Cascade, in 
HI03. Always looking ahead the Warner Broth- 
ers saw an opportunity for branching out in the 
film business. Under the executive head of 
Harry they opened a film exchange at Pitts- 
burgh to supply theatres with product. Again 
they were successful and eventually opened 
branches in nearby towns. Harry, as usual, 
was the head of the business, each of the other 
brothers having his own share in the work. 
With that (luality which has marked the War- 
ner Brothers history from the start, Harry 
•saw an opportunity to further extend their op- 
erations. They went into the market and 
bought feature pictures which were sold under 
the title Warner Features. As a result Warner 
Features became active competitors and had 
marked success. In course of time, owing to 
conditions beyond their own control the Warners 
were compelled to abandon both their exchanges 
and Warner Features. Harry and his brothers 
went separate ways for the first time in many 
years but this did not last for long. Again 
under the executive direction of Harry the 
brothers joined together to jiroduce James W. 
Gerard's book "My Four Years in Germany" as 
a picture. The success of this production marked 
their first step to final success. During the 
development period of Vitaphone talking pic- 
tures as through the whole history of Warner 
Brothers Pictures. Inc., Harry was the execu- 
tive head of the firm, a position he continues to 
hold. He is a keen competitor, a game loser, 
and believes the shortest distance between two 
I)oints is a direct line and never hesitates to 
so express himself. 

WARNER. JACK L. : b. Baltimore. Md.. p. 
Benjamin Warner, non-professional : e. Balti- 
more schools. When he had finished school he 
joined his brothers, Harry and Albert in the 
opening of a bicycle shop ai Youngstown, O., 
and in that venture, being the youngest, he was 
errand boy. clerk and general handy man about 
the place. Then the time came when Warner 
Brothers opened their first theatre at Newcastle, 
Pa., where he felt at home, for he had devel- 
oi)ed a good tenor and use<I to sing illustrated 
songs. While not so occupied he did the usual 
run of jobs that are necessary around a small 
theatre. At the time Warner Brothers opened 
their exchange at Pittsburgh and then estab- 
lished Warner Features, he again found a con- 
genial field. He inspected the pictures that 
were being considered and on his judgment 
Harry Warner, then as now, executive of the 
firm, rested his decision on them. When 
the Warners fell upon hard times and sei>arated, 
Jack went to Hollywood and studied the 
methods of picture jiroduction. At the time 
when the Warner Brothers joined again to pro- 
duce "My Four Years in Germany." Jack had 
begun to find that production was his true 
field. Took an active part in the artistic direc- 
tion of that picture which set the Warner 
Brothers on their feet and started them on the 
road to success. With the fortunes of the firm 
re-established Warner Brothei-s decided they 
needed a studio on the West Coast and he went 
out to take an active part in its direction. He 
was later called East, during the development 
of Vitaphone. to participate in the perfection 
of the talking picture. After the success of 
Vitaphone was established and the making of 
Vitaphone jsictures was moved to the Hollywood 
Studio, he took charge of their direction and 
production. It has been largely due to the 
artistic vision of Jack Warner that so many 
fine iiictures have emanated from the Warner 
Brothers studio. He is now vice president in 
charge of production for Warner Brothers Pic- 
tures. Inc.. and for the Vitaphone Corporation. 
In addition to having charge of the large War- 
ner Brothers Hollywood Studio he is now also 
directing the operations of the First National 
Studio on the Coast. 

WEEKS, GEORGE W. : Vice president and gen- 
eral manager of Sono-Art Productions ; b. Ann 
Arbor, Mich.; e. Ann Arbor. Mich. Started 
business career as director of advertising cam- 
I>aigns in Detroit ; entered motion picture in- 
dustry in 1910 with John E. Kunsky as super- 
visor of Kunsky theatres and while with Kun- 
sky bought the first two Paramount pictures 
ever released. Leaving Kunsky he joined the 
General Film Company as salesman, later be- 
coming a Universal franchise holder for Michi- 
gan and 'then a member of the board of direc- 
tors of Metro franchise holders in that state. 
Joinetl Paramount as salesman in the Detroit 
office : promoted first to branch manager of the 
St. Louis office. Then to general manager of 
Famous Lasky Film Service, Ltd., and finally 
called to the home office and appointed general 
manager of distribution, holding that position 
until becoming Eastern representative of the 
Christie Film Company ; subsequently formed 
and became vice president and general man- 
ager of the Sono-Art Productions Company, 
though maintaining his former affiliations, 

WEISFELDT. M. J. : General manager of 
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tion; b. Milwaukee. Wis., October 22. 1SS9 ; e. 
in public schools of Milwaukee ; m. Helen Le- 
vine 1915, has one child. Jerome. A musi- 
cian in his early teens and at the ape of 15 
left with minstrel troupe and band : adopted 
theatricals as profession in hie early boyhood 
days ; also trouped in vaudeville. Later formed 
a partnership with Will J. Harris, com pother, 
publishing music. When IS years of ai;e 
opened his first exclusive motion picture the- 
atre in the state of Wisconsin, locating- at Ply- 
mouth. Sold his theatre interests in 1913, and 
opened the Majastic theatre. Milwaukee, in 1913 
and the Bijou theatre, Minneapolis, in competi- 
tion with Samuel L. (Roxy) Rothafel. who was 
operating the Lyric in Minneapolis, Sold in- 
terests in the Bijou, Minneapolis, and opened 
the Empire theatre. Chicago, showing straight 
pictures. In 1914 produced vaudeville acts 
and musical tabloids : then joined the Mutual 
Film Corporation in Minneapolis as special 
sales representative. Advanced to branch man- 
ager of the Mutual at Omaha in 1915-17 : later 
that year became branch manager of Mutual 
in Chicago. Organized Wholesome Films Cor- 
poration ; then produced "Cinderella and the 
Magic Slipper," "Little Red Riding Hood" and 
"The Penny Philanthropist." In 1918 joined 
Fox Film Con>oration at Minneapolis as branch 
manager ; in 1921 branch manager for Fox in 
Cleveland ; in 1922 became assistant managing 
director Fox Film Company. Ltd., of Great 
Britain: in 1923 joined F B O as district man- 
ager. Central West; in 1926 became Western 
sales manager F B O, San Francisco; and in 
1927 joined Frank R. Wilson of New York, talk- 
ing pictui-es and sound instruments ; then be- 
came general manager of Martin Johnson 
African Expedition Corporation. 

WEYERS. BRUNO: Vice president of Educa- 
tional Film Exchanges. Inc. Has been vice presi- 
dent of this company for two and one-half 
yeai-6 ; previous to that he was connected with 
the comi>any for several years as a director. 
Won his first rank as a manager opening up 
and managing for years the Oriental business 
of both the Northern Pacific and Canadian 
railroad companies through fleets of vessels, 
and as manager of the New York office for 
this concern he controlled the New York end 
of an enormous contract, whereby American 
locomotives, cars, rail and other material were 
shipped to the Manchurian railroad. Called upon 
to take charge of the then New York office 
of the Hudson's Bay Company in the early stages 
of the World War. having full direction of the 
enormous shipments of food stuffs which were 
sent to France from Canadian and United 
States ports. Decorated with the Cross of the 
Legion of Honor by the French government, 
in recognition of this work. Mr. Weyers is also 
president of the Hudson's Bay Company. Inc., 
in New York State. 

WILUAMS. JAMES DIXON ("Jaydee") : b. 

Credo. W. Va., February 27, 1877 ; e, high 
school : m. in Sydney, Australia, 1915, and lives 
in New York City. Left high school at the age 
of 16 to become treasurer of a local theatre. 
Edited and published a combination program- 
house organ and sold advertising in it as his 
first boyhood business venture. One of the first 
showmen to exploit motion pictures in a black 
top tent on tour. Opened and operated four 



mo\ing picture shows in Vancouver, B. C. ; 
sold out and moveti to Spokane, Wash., where 
he had two theatres. In 1909 went to Aus- 
tralia where he founded the Greater J. D. Wil- 
liams Amusement Company whose chain of 
continuous motion picture theatres were at that 
time among the fin&st and most successful in 
the world. Later was the prime mover, with 
other leaders, in promoting a merger which com- 
bined the Greater J. D. Williams chain of the- 
atres and film exchanges throughout Aus- 
tralasia with Wests, Ltd.. and Spencers Ltd.. 
under the name of Union Theatres, Ltd.. and 
Australasian Films, Ltd.. which companies were 
so successful that to the present day they 
occupy a dominant ixjsition in the Australasian 
theatre and film distribution fields. The Wil- 
liams theatres, the first continuous houses in 
the country, were the backbone and nucleus of 
the present powerful Union Theatres chain. In 
1913 he sold out his Australian interests and 
made a tour of the world as representative 
of several American film producers. Returning 
to America he interested W. W. Hodkinson. 
then a Pacific Coast exchange operator, to come 
to New York for the organization of a national 
distributing company which later developed into 
the genesis of the present Paramount cnmiiany. 
In 1916 he organized the First National Ex- 
hibitors' Circuit, Inc.. now known as Fii-st Na- 
tional Pictures. Inc. He remained as gen- 
eral manager of this company for six years. 
In 1925 he organized Ritz Carlton Pictures, 
Inc.. of which the late Rudolph Valentino was 
the first star. In 1926 he went to England 
where he organized British International Pic- 
tures. Ltd., and built the large modern studia= 
at Elstree, near London, now regarded as one 
of the world's finest production plants. In 
1928 with J. Douglas Watson. John Maxwell. 
E. W. Hammons and Alexander Aronson as 
associates he organized World Wide Pictures. 
Inc.. of New York, the first American nation- 
wide distributing company to specialize in im- 
ported films exclusively. He is at present (De- 
cember, 1928) executive vice president of this 
company. Has played an important i^art in the 
progress and development of the motion picture 
industry, both in America and Europe. Hi.- 
business dealings with Charlie Chaplin. Mary 
Pickford. D. W. Griffith. Rudolph Valentino, 
and other leading stars and directors furthered 
their careers as independent producers. Was 
associated with the growth of such producers 
as Louis B. Mayer, Joseph M. Schenck and 
Thomas H. Ince. Was named by President 
Harding as representative of the motion pic- 
ture industry to the National Unemployment 
commission in 1922. Had the honor of being 
elected as one of the 10 men who had done most 
for the motion picture industry in the vote of 
readers of the "Motion Picture News." 

ZIERLER. SAMUEL : Motion picture pro- 
ducer, president of Excellent Pictures Coi-pora- 
tion : b. Brooklyn, N. Y.- 1894; m. and has two 
children. Spent entire business life in motion 
picture industiT- Early experience with Gen- 
eral Film Company, thence with Universal 
Pictures Corporation ; resigned as New York 
branch manager in 1919 to organize own com- 
pany. Besides producing interests, he is active 
in theatre owning and financing companies. 
Lives in Woodmere, L. I. 

ZUKOR. ADOLPH: Motion picture producer 
and president of Paramount Famous Lasky 
Corporation : b, Ricse, Hungary, January 7. 



1873; p, Jacob and Hannah Zukor ; (nee Kauf- 
man) : m, I.S97 : has two children. At the age 
of 16 he emigrated to this country where 
he became a sweei)er in a fur store in New York 
City. Worked hard, studied diligently and ad- 
vanced rapidly — an advance considerably 
hastened financially by his invention of a 
patented fur clasp. In 1892 he went to Chi- 
cago where he becanne successful in the fur 
trade. Returned to New York in 1901 and in 
1903 ventured with the late Marcus Loew in 
the penny arcade, a theatrical novelty then 
much in vogue. This was the foundation of 
the Marcus Loew Enterprises, of which Loew 
became the president and Zukor treasurer. 
Shortly after his beginning in the exhibiting 
phase of motion pictures, the photoplay began 
to lose its first novelty because of the crudeness 
of the [pictures which the producers of those 
days turned out in enormous quantities. Zukor 
realized that unle.ss the standard of the screen 
was raised the business was doomed to perish. 
He wrote various producing companies begging 
them to raise their standard, but the answer 
to these pleas was only the continuation of the 
old mediocre type of screen fare. Realizing that 
he could expect no aid or encouiagement from 
those then in control of the motion picture in- 
dustry. Zukor decided to make pictures him- 
self. This decision resulted, in 1912. in the 
foundation of the Famous Players Film Com- 
pany. In the formation of this company he had 
the services of Daniel Frohman. one of the 
few leaders of the legitimate theatre who recog- 
nized the artistic possibilities of the screen. The 
first production of the new company was Sarah 
Bernhardt in "Queen Elizabeth." This was 
followed by James K. Hackett in "The Prisoner 
of Zenda" and these two were the first two 
feature pictures of multiple-reel length pro- 
duced. "The reception accorded these pictures 
by the public encouraged other producei-s to 
follow Zukor's example and in 1913 Jesse L. 
Lasky and other associates organized the Jesse 
L. Lasky Feature Play Company, with a similar 
policy of producing multiple-reel |>hotoplays 
based on well known plays and enacted by well 
known plays. In 1916, Zukor's company, the 
Famous Players Film Company, and the Jesse L. 
Lasky Play Company combined under the name 
of the Famous Players Corporation. At the 
same time, to insure the stability of the dis- 
tribution outlet for the company's productions, 
the Famous Players Lasky Corixiration absorbed 
the Paramount Pictures Cori>oration. a distribu- 
tion and sales organization. Thus the Famous 
Players Lasky Corporation not only produced 
but also sold its own pictures. Under Zukor's 
management and guidance some of the most 
famous st.ars of the screen were developed and 
brought to world wide fame. These include. 
Mary Pickford. Douglas Fairbanks. Elsie Fergu- 
son. Thomas Meighan. Pauline Frederick. Wal- 
lace Reid and others. Shortly after the world 
war. with a changing condition in the industry, 
he entered exhibition, buying and building a 
number of theatres in the key cities of the 
country. This led eventually to the establish- 
ment, in 1926. of the Publix Theatres Corpora- 
tion, a subsidiary of the Famous Players-Lasky 
Corporation. In 1927 the Famous Players- 
Lasky Corix>ration changed its corporation name 
to the Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation. 
Today Paramount, through its subsidiary, owns a 
large number of theatres both in this country 
and abroad. The stock of Zukor's company 
was the first motion picture stock to be traded 
in on the New York Stock Exchange. 



ADVERTISING AND PUBLICITY REPRESENTATIVES 



ADLER, BERT: b. Brooklyn. N. Y. Entered 
journalism as an errand boy on the old "New 
York Journal :" then became reporter in the 
criminal courts of Boston. Mass., where he 
started to write motion picture scenarios. These 
attracted the notice of Edwin Thanhouser. who 
induced Adler to do publicity work. Later 
opened one of the first independent publicity 
offices in the motion picture business and served 
such firms as United Artists, Metro, Warner 
Brothers, Universal and others. Also became 
business representative in New York for inde- 
pendent producers and stars. Is now conducting 
special exploitation campaigns for the larger 
producers and for pictures on which he has 
acquired American rights. 

ALLVINE. GLENDON: b. Kansas City. Mo.. 
1893: e. A.B.. L.L.B.. University of Kansas; 
admitted to the bar in 1917. Has been a re- 
porter and telegraph editor for the "Kansas 
City Star" ; reporter and Sunday editor of the 



"New York Tribune;" publicity for musical 
comedies, charities and international campaigns ; 
publicity, advertising and exploitation man for 
Paramount Famous Lasky 1919-1927 ; and now 
with Fox Film Corporation as director of ad- 
vertising and publicity, 

BAER, FRED: Public relations counsel : owns 
and directs publicity service known as Fred 
Baer & Associates ; b. Belleville, 111., August 31, 
18S9 ; e, public schools in that city and pre- 
paratoi-y school in St. Louis : graduate of Uni- 
versity of Illinois, 1911 ; m, and has two children. 
Has been active in motion picture industry 
publicity since 1919 ; served as correspondent 
for St. Louis newspaiiers ; from 1911 to 1917 
reporter and editor on newspapers in St. Louis. 
Philadelphia. New York. With 30.5th Infantry 
1917-18 ; Universal Pictures Corporation. 1919 ; 
Urban-Kineto, 1920 ; founded publicity bureau 
now owned and directed by him in 1921 ; mem- 
ber of Newspaper Club of New York ; Illini 



Club of New York: 77th Division Association; 
Associated Motion Picture Advertisers. Lives 
in Mt. Vernon. N. Y. 

BEALL. HARRY HAMMOND: b. Gallipolis. 
O., February 22, 1889 ; h. 5 feet 8 inches : brown 
hair and eyes ; w. 190 pounds ; p, Lizzie Augusta 
Bayes and Basil Beall, non-professionals ; e. 
Walnut Hills high school, Cincinnati, O. : San 
Diego and Redlands high school, Pomona col- 
lege prep (school. Stanford University, Uni- 
vei-sity of Southern Californa : m, Betty Rush, 
feature writer. Was newspaper reporter, editor 
and publicity writer. Has been publicity 
director for Sid Grauman for the past five years 
and the head of Publicity Enterprises. 

BLOECHER. WILLIAM : b, Wittenberg. 
Wis., October 2. 1898: h. 6 feet 1^ inches: 
blonde hair and hazel eyes ; w, 170 pounds ; 
p, Ida Rackow and Louis Bloecher ; e, Witten- 
berg high school and the University of Wis- 



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James Tinling 

Director 

''Don't Marry'' 

''True Heaven" 

"Exalted Flapper" 

Wm. Fox Productions 




LOU SEILER 



Director 



THE GHOST TALKS 

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consin ; hy. tennis, readinj; and bridge. Pub- 
licity at Warner Brothers, Hollywood. 

BOTSFORD, A. M. : b. Brooklyn. N. Y. ; e, 
Williams collepe, received A.B. degree, special- 
izing in English ; m, and has thiee children. 
Has been city editor of "Quincy (111.) Herald," 
reporter on "New York Wotld." With Para- 
mount Famous Laf^ky in July, 1S17. as pub- 
licity writer ; advertising manajjier of same from 
1920-25 ; then became advertising manager of 
Publix Theatre*^. 

BRITT, GEORGE: Publicity director. Para- 
mount Long Island Studio ; b, Millersburg. Ky.. 
1S95 ; e, public schools and Duke university, 
Durham, N. C. After graduation engaged in 
newspaper business for 10 years and then joined 
Paramount in Au^^ust. 1927. Now handling 
publicity at Paramount Long Island Studio. 

CAMPBELL, DAN: b. Pittsburgh, Pa., De- 
cember 30. 1901; h, 5 feet 4 inches; black hair 
and grey eyes ; w. 118 pounds : p, Margaret 
Yinger and Dan Campbell, non-professionals ; e. 
South Hill high fichool and the University of 
Pittf^burtrh ; no etage training; m. Edna Hayes 
Barr, non-professional ; no hobbies. Publicity 
at Tec-Art, Hollywood. 

COFFIN. RAY: h. Rolfe. la.. October 19. 
1889 ; h, 5 feet 7 inches ; brown hair and eyes ; 
w, 175 pounds; p. Lena E. and P. O. Coffin, 
non-professionals ; e, Manson high school, Boyles 
college, and received his fitapre training afi mas- 
ter of ceremonies with "Our Gang" on tour 
(1928); not married; hy. golf. Sold film for 
both Fox and First National for two years, 
1920 and 1921 ; then manaprer for First Na- 
tional in Omaha. Neb., for about one year 
(1922). Now with Hal Roach as publicity di- 
rector, with whom he has been for the la£t 
three years. 

CROOKER, HERBERT: Publicity department. 
First National Pictures; b, Minneapolis, Minn., 
December 12. 1893; e, Cornell university and the 
University of Virginia. Entered the etUtorial 
department of the "New York Globe ;" later 
joined the Triangle Film Corporation, doing 
publicity work. At the outbreak of the war. he 
enlisted in the navy. After the war, entered pub- 
licity department of Pathe where he remained 
eight years ; then became associated with edi- 
torial stalT of the "Morning Telegraph" and 
later joined tthe "New York Times." Subse- 
quently he became publicity director of East- 
ern representative for Johnny Hines Produc- 
tions, following which he joined First Na- 
tional in the publicity department. 

DENIG, LYNDE: Publicity department. First 
National Pictures ; b. New York City. Decem- 
ber 19. 1885; e, schools of New York and the 
Montclair high school. On the editorial .statf 
of the "Springfield Republican" and the "Wor- 
cester Telegram" before becoming editor of the 
"Dramatic Mirror." Other trade paper connec- 
tions were with "Moving Picture World" and 
"Film Daily." Also with the Goldwyn company 
before becoming a.-sociatcd with First National. 
six years ago. 

DOWLING. PAT: r. n., Pat H. Dowling ; b, 
Barberton. O., February 4, 1894; e. Little Rock. 
Ark., high school and Leiand Stanford : mar- 
ried. Four years' experience on newspapers. 
Has been doing publicity work since 1917 ; with 
Christie since 19 IS. 

EDDY, DON: b, Hannibal, Mo.. July 1. 1896; 
h, 5 feet 8 inches : brown hair and blue eyes ; 
w. 200 pounds ; p, Jessie Hynes and N. M. L. 
Eddy; e, Hannibal, Mo., hi^h school; m, Helen 
Pollard: hy, Rolf, tennis, fishing and shooting. 
■Publicity at R K O, Hollywood. 

_ EINFELD, S. CHARLES: Director of adver- 
tising: and publicity. First National Pictures ; 
b. New York City, October 25. 1901 ; e, schools 
of New York and Columbia university ; hy, golf. 
Has been in the motion picture business 14 
years, nine of which have been spent with First 
National. Previous to his association with First 
National, he was located at the Vitagraph Studio 
in the days of V. L. S. E. ; later becoming as- 
sistant manager of the Leo Brecher Chain of 
New York theatres. Present home is 155 East 
91st street. New York City. 

FLAVIN. HAROLD J.: Publicity department. 
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation; b. New 
York City, April 29. 1902; e. Parochial cram- 
mar school, St. Regis high school and Fordham 
university. First business connection cloak and 
suit business as salesman ; resigned to enter edi- 
torial staff of "Motion Picture News;" with 



that publication until joining Paramount pub- 
licity department July 9, 1927. 

GARVER. OLIVER B. : b, Peoria, 111., March 
11, 1900 ; h, 5 fet't 11 inches ; brown hair and 
eyes; w, 165 pounds; p, Edna Bailey and W. 
H. H. Carver; e, Hollywood high school and the 
California Institute of Technology : m, Frances 
Parker, July 2, 1925, non-professional. Exjieii- 
ence as follows : with the Sports Department 
of the "Los Angeles Times," 1923 ; advertising 
and publicity director, Stanley W. Smith. Inc.. 
Southern California Distributors, Peerless auto- 
mobiles. 1924-25 ; then joined Cecil B. DeMille 
publicity staff, November, 1925 ; became per- 
sonal representative for Rod LaRocque, October, 
1927 ; and in June. 1928, became associated with 
Harry Hammond Beall in free lance publicity 
enterprises. 

GEYER, O. R. : manager, foreign publicity 
and advertiising. Paramount Famous Lasky Cor- 
poration. Entered the amusement field with 
Mitchell Mark in 1905 (Automatic Vaudeville 
Company) and was associated there with 
Messrs. Zukor, Loew, Kohn, War field and Lud- 
\'iiih. In 1911 organized a company for the 
purpose of carrying on a general export and 
import business with the Philippine Islands 
and Jajian. Disposed of interests in the Philip- 
pine Company in 1915 in order to reenter the 
amusement field under Adolph Zukor of Famou/-; 
Players Film Company with whom he has 
been associated ever since, now being an officer 
of Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation and 
general manager of the foreign department. 

GIEGERICH. CHARLES J.: Powers Cine- 
phone Equipment Corporation, New Yoik City ; 
b. New York City ; e, public school and univer- 
sity. Early business expeiiences embraced news- 
paper work as a writer and in the commer- 
cial field as an advertising man. Associated 
with the motion picture industry since 1918. 
Has been as actor in Vitagraph serials, directed 
one of Walter Greene's independent pictures, 
■"The Proof of Innocence," wrote the first melo- 
dramatic thriller of the post office department 
for Whitman Bennett, "Loyal Lives," which 
was released by Vitaerraph ; was publisher of 
"The Motion Picture Art Portfolio." Also direc- 
tor of iniblicity and advertising for "The Big 
Four" (Vitagraph, Lubin, Selig and Es.sanay) : 
West Coast writer for Vitagraph ; director of 
special publicity and exploitation for Robertson- 
Cole company ; director of special exploitation 
for F B O ; advance agent for Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer specials ; director of publicity and film 
editor for W. W. Hodkinson ; director of pub- 
licity for P D C; and at present director of 
advertising and publicity for Powers Cinephone. 
and Eastern representative for Walt Disney syn- 
chronizetl sound cartoons. 

GUUCK, PAUL: b, Hancock, N. H. ; p. Rev. 
Harvey Gulick. a Congregational minister ; e, 
high school at Shelburne. Vt.. the University 
of Vermont, Burlington. Upon graduating he 
took up the selling of life insurance and after 
a summer of more or less (mostly less) enthu- 
siastic insurance selling he became principal in 
one of the Charlotte schools ; then came to New 
York and took the position of assistant to his 
cousin, the dry goods editor of "The Journal of 
Commerce." Then followed a number of years 
in and around newspaper work in New York 
including a period with Philip Mindil running 
a press bureau ; these two then formed Philip 
Mindil, Inc. Through this connection Gulick 
acquired considerable experience in the legiti- 
mate theatre field of press agent ry, being ad- 
vance man at different times for companies put 
out by Joe Weber, Arthur Hammerstein and 
Al Woods ; then reentered the journalistic field 
as city editor of "Vanity Fair," then a theatri- 
cal and sports wetkly and the parent of the pi-e- 
sent "Vanity Fair." First connection with the mo- 
tion picture industry early in 1911 when George 
U. Stevenson, then editor of a Laemmie pub- 
lication, engaged him to run a convention daily 
at a bi;r film convention then beinc held by 
the Laemmie forces in the Grand Central 
Palace, New York City ; then did two months 
press work for Laemmie durinp: the run of 
"Samson" at the Republic theatre. New York, 
and then went to Mutual for several months; 
then on September 1, 1913, Gulick joined the 
Universal organization in New York and started 
his career as the veteran director of publicity ; 
for several summers precedinjr his shift to the 
Universal forces in 1913 and for one or two 
summers afterward, he took a flyer in theatrical 
stock comiianies, in cuch towns as Elmira. N. Y.. 
Providence R. I., Poi-tland, Me. (three sum- 
mers), and Hartford, Conn. 

HARVEY. GEORGE W.: b. March 12, 1889; 
e. high school. Fort Ann, N. Y.. Albany Busi- 
ness college and New York University School 
of Commerce. Has been sales iiromotion man- 
ager of the Simmons-Boardman Publishing 
Company, jiublishers of "The Railway A^e" and 
other transportation trade magazines, and has 
been associate<l with Walter Ostrander. who 
is rated one of the foremost mail order aci- 
vertisinfT experts in Ameiica. As assistant sales 



manager in the New York office of the Helvetia 
Milk Condensing Company he received a thor- 
ough sales training. Served one year overseas 
dtn-ing the world war in the 394th field artillery, 
a unit in the 77th division, a New York outfit. 
After the war he joined the publicity depart- 
ment of the American Legion, national head- 
quaiters. During the administration of Colonel 
Hanford MacNider as national commander of 
the Legion he became personal publicity man 
and confidential secretary to MacNider. Was 
a member of the i)ublicity staff that conducted 
Marshal Foch on his 20,000 mile tour of the 
United States. Visited every state in the Union 
during his association with MacNider. covering 
a total of some 125,000 miles. At the termina- 
tion of MacNider's term he became attached 
to the advertising and publicity department of 
W. W. Hodkinson Corporation, distributor of 
motion pictures, where he was eventually made 
advertising manager. Following absorption of 
Hodkinson by P D C and the merger of this 
organization with Pathe and its subsequent re- 
organization the responsibility for all the pub- 
licity and advertising activities of the company 
was centralized by Colvin W. Brown, executive 
vice president, with Harvey at the head. Presi- 
dent, Associated Motion Picture Advertisers. 

HESS, JULIUS JACQUES: b, London, Eng- 
land, June 9. 1S92: e. St. Augustine's Ecole 
Mayone. Antwerp. Belgium ; King's college, 
University of London, literature and languages ; 
not married ; hy, collecting rare books, first 
editions, etc. Wa^- on the reportorial staffs of 
various London daily newspapers and the "Syd- 
ney Mornincr Herald," Sydney. Australia, then 
joined J. D. Williams Enterprises, Sydney, Aus- 
tralia ; then followed associations with Gaumont, 
Ltd., Spencer Films, Ltd. ; Fine Arts Studio, 
Hollywood ; Triangle Films, Universal Films. 
Hollywood : "Los Angeles Express" and "Los 
Angeles Record" ; "San Francisco Chronicle" 
and "San Francisco Examiner" ; the Famous 
Players-Lasky Corporation in San Francisco and 
Chicago : Warner Brothers, and Lubliner & 
Trinz theatres. Now director, publicity and ad- 
vertising, Marks Brothers theatres, Chicago. 

HOADLEY, RAY L. : b. Defiance. O., Oc ober 
13. 1SS9 : h, 5 feet 11^/^ inches; grey hair and 
brown eyes ; w. 140 pounds ; p, Antoinette and 
C. B. (Pop) Hoadley, scenario editor; e. Defi- 
ance, O., hish school ; hy. golf and hunting. 
Entered pictures in 1912 with Universal as sec- 
retary to Joe En^el. Later he became assistant 
sales manager, then sales manager. Worked his 
way up to production manatrer of the New 
York studios of Mutual Film Corporation : then 
joined First National, and from there to Educa- 
tional, where he has been for the last six years. 

HOLMAN. RUSSELL: advertising manager. 
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation ; b, Pat- 
tenburor, N. J.. Octob3r 20. 1893; e. public 
schools of Newark. N. J., graduated from Bar- 
ringer high school. Newark, in 1911 and from 
Princeton university in 1915; on the editorial 
staff of the "Tiger" in college and also news 
editor of the "Princeton Pictorial Review" ; on 
the baseball and basketball squads and won a 
Phi Beta Kappa key ; m, and has two children, 
both girls ; member of the Sound Beach Golf 
and Country Club, the A. M. P. A., and the 
Cloister Inn Club of Princeton university. Fol- 
lowing his graduation from Princeton, Holman 
worked as a reporter on the "Newark Evening 
News," "The Newark Sunday Call" and the 
"Wall Street Journal ;" left the last named 
job to join the navy as a seaman in May, 1917 ; 
and was discharged from the navy in March, 
1919, as a lieutenant (j. g.) having served the 
bulk of his enlistment on transports operating 
between this country and France. Resuming 
civilian life, he became associated with the ad- 
vertising dei)artment of "McClure's Magazine." 
The major part of hie duties consisted of doing 
advertising and publicity for McClure Produc- 
tions, Inc., the motion picture producing branch 
of the publications activities. Deciding to make 
motion pictures his vocation, he left McClure's 
and joined Paramount in June, 1919, and has 
been with that company ever since. After fill- 
ing various positions in Paramount's advertising 
and publicity departments, he became, in 1922. 
assistant advertising manager of the company 
under A. M. Botsford. and with the transfer of 
Botsford to Publix in 1925. he was made adver- 
tising manager of Paramount, which position 
he holds today. His vocation is writing. He 
has written and had jiublished some 30 or more 
short stories and articles, also seven novels, all 
based on motion i»ictures. The latter include 
Harold Lloyd's "The Freshman." and "Speedy," 
and Clara Bow's "The Fleet's In." He resides 
in Sound Beach, Conn. 

HURLEY. EDWARD F.: general publicity 
and advertising representative, Sound Pictures. 
Inc., distributors of the Moviephone device ; b. 
St. Louis, Mo.. March 25, 1891 ; e. Chicago 
schools and graduated from Notre Dame class 
of 1915. One of the first employes of the 
Essanay Film Company where he eventually be- 
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BESS MEREDYTH 

Writer of Scenarios 

AMONG THEM: 

Three for John Barrymore 

Two for Greta Garbo 

Two for Clarence Brown, director 

Now a staff icritpr at Metro-Goldtvyn Mayer 




Janes Ford 

First l^ational Contract Player 




Merna Kennedy 

Featured player in Universal production 



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Starring in Paramount 
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organization he entered the newspaper and puh- 
licity field and became city editor of the 
"ChicaKO Examiner." Since leturning to pictures 
he has been exploitation i-eprtwentative for Uni- 
versal. i)ublicity manaj4:er for F B O, jmblicity 
manager for Pathe, publicity and advertisint-- 
director of Associated Exhibitors and later vice 
president and general production supervisor for 
this organization. He also has made several 
independent pictures, one of which. "Hello- 
Bill," is the biggest all negro i-;creen productions 
to date. Lives in Mamaroneck, N. Y. 

JOHNSTON, JOHN LEROY: b. Bloomfield. 
Ind., December 2^. 1S96 ; h. 5 feet lOi/o inches; 
medium brown hair and greenish grey eyes ; w. 
185 pounds; p. Edith May and Walter E. Pat- 
ton (step father), non-professionals ; e. Me- 
chanic Arts, St. Paul, Minn., and received his 
stage training as theatre manager and publicity 
director of three large theatre circuits through- 
out the Middle West and South : m, (Jladys 
Wren (Babcock). non-professional; hy. drawing, 
football and golf. Was advertising and public- 
ity director for Finkelstein & Ruben's 43 the- 
atres in Minnesota and Wisconsin ; Southern En- 
terprises' 72 theatres in Texas. Oklahoma and 
Arkansas ; West Coast (Pasadena) vheatres, 
Pasadena, Cal. Also managing director for the 
Tower theatre. St. Puul, and the Auditorium in 
Minneapolis. Directed and designed various 
movie theatre stage ju-esentations ; also director 
of the Wampas Frolic and Ball in Hollywood, 
1927-28. Has held such posts as publiicty di- 
rector and production manager of Frank Lloyd 
Produc-ions. Hollywood; studio exploitation 
manager of First National Studios ; publiicty di- 
rector of Mack Sennett Studios, Corinne Griffith 
Productions, and Columbia Pictures Studio; 
writer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios; con- 
ducted two screen test tours of colleges of 
America, one for Firsi: National and the other 
for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. In 1917-18 was as- 
sistant publicity director for Universal. New 
York City ; also exploitation manager of Uni- 
versal exchange, Minneapolis and Milwaukee, in 
1917 ; also creator of animated cartoons for 
Lochren Laboratories. Minneapolis ; exploitation 
represen'.ative. studios and exchanges, of Para- 
mount. Hollywood ; and exploitation representa- 
tive in Seattle, Portland. Butte and Alaska for 
First National, as well as editor of press books 
at First National's home office in New York 
City and assistant publicity direc.or of Thomas 
H. Ince studios. 

LUESCHER. MARK A.: Director of national 
publicity : b, West Sand Lake- N. Y.. 1876 ; e, 
public schools. Syracuse. N. Y., Cornell uni- 
versity, special course in art department ; m, 
and has two children. Started weekly magazine 
in Syracuse called "Remarques." illustrating his 
own writings; Charles Sherlock, managing edi- 
tor of the "Syracuse Standard." liked his writ- 
ings, his drawings, and his matter pertaining to 
shows, and made him dramatic editor and car- 
toonist of that new.spaper. Lee and Sam Shu- 
bert, then just "breaking into the show busi- 
ness" in Syracuse engaged him for manager 
of their first theatre in Rochester, the Bakei. 
and when they acquired the Herald Square 
theatre in New York City, he was sent to the 
city as business manager and press agent. With 
Louis Werba. opened the fiist roof garden the- 
atre in New York City ; conceived and exploited 
the sensational "Rouge Domino" (Mile. Dazie) : 
formed firm of Werba & Luescher ; produced 
"The Spring Maid." "Miss Dudelsack." "Her 
Little Highness." "The Master Mind." also man- 
aged and starred Christie MacDonald, Lulu 
Glaser. Mitzi. Tom McNaughton. Nora Bayes, 
Louis Mann. Gallagher & Shean. Mae Murray. 
Francine Larrimore and Edmund Bieese ; be- 
came general manager for F. F. Proctor ; per- 
sonal representative and national publicity chief 
for Martin Beck of the Orpheim Circuit ; direc- 
tor general and press representative for C. B. 
Dillingham and the New York Hippodrome : di- 
rector of promotion and publicity for Keith- 
Albee : now head of national exi>!oitation for 
R K O. Member of Lambs Club. Scottish Rite. 
Westport Country Club. Greenfield Hill Country 
club. Fairfield County Hunt Club. Wafile and 
Cornell Continuous Reunion Club. Summer 
home at Shady Brook Farm, Southport. Conn. 

LANDY, GEORGE: b. New York: e. City of 
New York and Columbia university ; m. Kath- 
ryn McGuire, professional. Several yeare on 
the stafT of the "American Magazine," later 
with "Everybody's." First position in the film 
field for Select Pictures Corporation as as- 
sistant director of publicity and advertising: 
later this company was absorbed by First Na- 



tional and he became director of publicity for 
Richard TuUy and worked with John McCormick 
on regional publicity for First National : then 
spent a year with Jackie Coogan at the height 
of his popularity and more recently had free 
lance publicity organization in Hollywood. Two 
years ago brought back to First National a.'; 
director of studio promotion and is in charge 
of the entire publicity department. 

LYSER, BILLY, b. Brooklyn, N. Y.. May 29 ; 
h, 5 feet 7 inches ; gi'ey hair and brown eyes ; 
w. 158 pounds; e. Hemijstead, Long Island. 
N. Y. ; Iiy, golf and fishing. Stage experience 
in amateur theatricals. Started out as a mo- 
tion picture exhibit-or in Buffalo and Cleveland ; 
then became film salesman for Mutual Film 
Conii)any in Western New York and Noi-.hwest- 
ern Pennsylvania ; then branch manager of Film 
Exchange in Buffalo. N. Y., later becoming ex- 
ploitation and sales manager of Film Exchange 
in Cleveland, O. ; motion picture editor of Cleve- 
land News and Sunday News- Leader for six 
years; then director of publiicty for Universal. 
Universal City, Cal. ; director of publicity of 
Metropolitan Pictures Corporation ; director of 
publicity for Harry Langdon and now director 
of publicity for Inspiration Pictures. Inc.. Tec- 
Art Studios. Hollywood. Cal. 

McCarthy, CHARLES E.: publicity man- 
ager. Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation ; b, 
Wareham. Mass.. 1891 ; e. public schools at 
Middleboro, Mass. ; m, home address 14 Elm 
place, Nutley. N. J. Employt>d as reporter and 
e<litor of various New England. New Jersey and 
New York newspapers. Joined publicity depart- 
ment of Fox Film Corporation 1918. Became 
publicity manager of Paramount Famous Lasky 
Corporation 1919. 

MORRIS. VIRGINIA: b. Troy. N. Y. : e, in 
Troy at the Emma Willard school and at Smith 
college Northampton. Mass. In 1922 she joined 
the motion picture industry to write jtublicity 
for B. P. Schulberg at Preferred Pictures. 
Later she was placed in charge of all ad- 
vertising and publicity for Mr. Schulberg. Has 
also been affiliated with the publicity staffs of 
Fox and Universal ; her association with War- 
ner Brothers began in 1926. In addition to 
handling trade paper and newspaper publicity 
for Warner Brothers, she has done extensive 
free lance writing for newsjiapers and motion 
picture fan magazines. 

NEILSON. RUTGERS: Publicity and advertis- 
ing department. Pathe Exchange. Inc. ; b. Perth 
Amboy. N. Y. ; e. Plainfield high school and 
New York university. Entered the film busi- 
ness in the publicity department of Metro Pic- 
tures Corporation under Arthur James. Dur- 
ing the world war in limited service as bulletin 
editor of the United States Army Gas Defense 
Plant in Long Island City; March, 1919, re- 
turned to the film business as advertising and 
publicity director for Amedee J. Van Beuren's 
theatre and film enterprises^Topics of the 
Day. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew Comedies, 
Ernest True Comedies. Adventure Films and 
Aesop*s Film Fables. Then joined C. C. Bun- 
as director of advertising and publicity for 
Doris Ken yon. Johnny Hines and Constance 
Binney features. Left the film business to join 
Macfadden Publications ; became associate editoi- 
of "Dance Lovers Magazine." Then, research 
man on the "American Weekly Magazine" 
(Hearst Sunday Magazine). Returned to the 
film business as a member of Pathe publicity 
and advertising department, where he has been 
for several years. 

PARSONS. P. A.: b. Byfield. Mass.. October 
2. 1SS4 : e. graduated from Wilbraham academy 
in Massachusetts and Wesleyan university in 
Connecticut: m, Charles Hazel, daughter of Rev. 
Charles Baker Besse. September 7. 1910 and 
has two children Nan and Lowell. Several 
years fiee lance fiction writer ; two years with 
the "London Times :" own advertising agency two 
years; advertising manager and secretary the 
Womanada Land Company ; vice president Sys- 
tems and Service. Inc. ; advertising and pub- 
licity manager Pathe 1913-1917 : advertising 
manager Pathe 1917-27 ; in charge of national 
publicity Pathe. 1927. Is a member of Son« 
of American Revolution. New England Historic 
and Genealogical Society of Boston. etc.. 
Squadron A.. National Guard of New York 1917- 
IS; ex-president Rideeview Communitv club of 
West Orange. N. J. ; ex-president Ridgeview 
T-nnis Club; Berkfley Tennis Club of Orange. 
N. J. : Phi Nu Theta ; contributor to .several 
magazines; was president of the A. M. P. A.. 
1918-19. Lives at 16 Grove street, Madison. 
N. J. 

QUARBERG. LINCOLN: b, Mondovi. Wis.. 
November 25. 1900: h. 5 feet 10 inches: black 
hair and hazel eyes; w. 160 pounds: p. Minnie 
Schreiner and Anton Quarberg, non-profes- 



sionals ; e, Mondovi high school and the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin (1921). Now with Caddo 
productions, Hollywood. 

REDDY, JOSEPH PATRICK: publicity man- 
ager of Harold Lloyd Corporation ; b. New 
York City, November 15, lS9:i ; e, public schools ; 
m, and has one child. Gordon. Started as an 
office boy on the old "Morning Telegraph." sub- 
setiuently rising to assistant sporting editor, and 
later to sports, editor : in 1914 went with the 
sports department of the "New York Times" 
and remained there until the war. Enlisted in 
the tank corps ; and after his discharge joined 
Robertson-Cole as assistant publicity director. 
Six months later went to Pathe under Randolph 
Lewis and became publicity director there when 
"his chief" went to England to wTite scena- 
rios foj- Rudyard Kiiding. A year later Harold 
Lloyd offered him a position on the West 
Coast. 

SEADLER. SI: b. New Yoik City. August 31, 
1897 ; e, Columbia University School of Jour- 
nalism, class of 1917. Reporter for "Brooklyn 
Times ;" feature writer for Hearst papers ; press 
agent of Actors Fund, Alice Joyce. Rod La- 
Roque. Bessie Love and others ; jjublicity de- 
partment of Realart Pictures ; director of 
publicity and advertising Arthur S. Kane Pic- 
tures ; then joined advertising department of 
Goldwyn pictures. Now advei'tising manager 
of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 

SELIG, A. L. : director of advertising and 
imblicity, Tiffany-Stahl Productions; b, New 
York City. Was with the staff of the "New 
York World" as reporter ; for 12 years at- 
tached to the repoilorial staff of the "New York 
Evening Journal ;" also on editorial desks of 
the International News, Underwood & Under- 
wodn. "Boston American." "New York Globe" 
and City News Association. Started in 1914 do- 
ing i>ersonal publicity and exploitation for 
Theda Bara in connection with Fox. After 
three years of this he handletl publicity for 
Fox West Coast studios ; then handled personal 
publicity for William Farnum, Fox star, and 
later took care of all exploitation and public- 
ity on Fox's "Cleopatra" and "Salome." Then 
joined United Artists, handling "The Three 
Musketeers" on the road. Is a member of 
Newspajier Club of New York and .Associated 
Motion Picture Advertisers. 

SHAPIRO, VICTOR MANSFIELD: b. New 

York City. Januai-y 25, 1893 ; e. graduated 
from High School of Commerce and New 
York university. receiving a Bachelor of 
Science Degree in 1913 : not married. His 
first job was as cartoonist for the "Detroit 
Journal ;" later was made assistant promo- 
tion manager of "Hearst's Magazine;" then did 
promotion work for Leslie-Judge. In 1915, 
became assistant advertising and publicity di- 
rector for Vitagraph ; in January, 1917, be- 
came advertising chief for F. J. Seng, and 
continued there until September. 1917. when 
he enlisted in the army, being assigned to 
Company I, 306 Infantry. After the war he 
became exploitation and publicity director for 
Pathe Exchange. Inc. ; in this capacity for 
more than fom- years ; and in Februai*y, 
1924, was apjiointed director of publicity and 
advertising for Samuel Goldwyn. In March, 
1926. he became advertising and i>ublicity di- 
rector for United Artists, a post he held until 
February, 1929. He is a member of the 

City Athletic Club. Centennial Lodge. No. 763 
F. & A. M., the American Legion and is past 
president of the Associated Motion Picture 
Advertisers. 

SHEA. JOSEPH C: b. Pittsfield. Mass.. July 
5. 1888 : p, Emma June Fitzgeiald and Nicholas 
Shea. Jr., e. Yonkers high school. Yonkers. 
N. Y., and Fordham university. Now assistant 
publicity director at Fox Film Studios. Holly- 
wood, Cal. 

SILVER, MILTON: b. New York City. Feb- 
ruary 3. 1891 : e, jmblic schools in New York 
and other cities, also DeWitt Clinton high school 
of New York. Started business career in 1907 
with the "American Magazine :" then book- 
keeper, statistician and road salesman in kitchen 
utensils industry ; small executive jwsitions in 
department stores in St. Louis, successively pur- 
chasing department, engineering department, 
advertising department and finally manager. 
Government Contract department. Hotel Supply 
industry. Chicago and New York : United States 
.\rmy during the world war : secretary, trea- 
sui-er, co-editor. Ross Publishing Company, pub- 
li-hing "Who's Who On the Screen" and "The 
Little Movie Mirror" books ; managing editor, 
"Movie Weekly." MacFadden Publishing Com- 
pany ; back to Hotel Supply industry as mer- 
chandising and advertising manager : came to 
Universal Pictures Corporation in August, 1925, 
as copyrighter ; co-author of Broadway stage 
production. "The Mystery Ship." in 1927: as- 
sistant advertising manager. Universal Pictures 
Corporation : appointed director of advertising 



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MAX REE 

Designed 
Costumes for 

"The Torrent" 

"The Scarlet Letter" 

"The Wedding March" 

"Private Life of Helen of Troy" 

"The Yellow Lily" 

"Show Girl" 

"The Divine Lady" 

"The Man and the Moment" 

"Queen Kelly" 




Martha Mattox 



'Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come' 
'The Head Man": — F. N. 
"A Little Bit of Heaven" 

TEL: HO 71?! 



-F. N. 




Eddie Phillips 

Featured Player in 
Universal Productions 




Otto 
Matiesee 

Starred and Featured in 
Following 1928 Produc- 
tions: 

"The Last Moment" 

Paul Fejos 
"The Desert Bride" 

Columbia 
"Lady of Victory" 

MGM 
"The Woman from Moscow" 

Paramount 
"The Tell Tale Heart" 

Charles Klein 
"The Scarlet Lady" 

Columbia 



le: 



"Napoleon's Barber" Fox 
"The Missing Man" Pathe 
"Behind Closed Doors" Columbia 



Telephones: GR 0767 
GR 3032 

3101 Ellington Drive 
HOLLYWOOD 



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and publicity. Universal Pictures Corporation, 
E>€cember, 1928. 

SIMMONS. MICHAEL: director of advertis- 
ing and iiublicity. Gotham Pi-otiuctions. Gradu- 
ate of the Columbia School of Journalism ; 
served a number of years a*5 reiwrter on news- 
papers : became mana.e:in^; e<litor of "Exhibitors' 
Daily Review ;" then statT editor of "Film Daily" 
and then motion picture editor of the "Morn- 
ins Telei^raph." Spent a year abroad studying 
film conditions (1925-1926) during which time 
he serve<l as exploitation director for Univer- 
sal in London. At present director of advertis- 
ing and publicity for Gotham Productions. Also 
author of "What's the Answer?" (fiatire) ; "My 
Lady Beautiful" and "Healing Hands" (both 
screen ) . 

SMITH, PETE: b. New York City. Septem- 
ber 4. 1892 ; h, 5 feet 9 inches;; blonde hair and 
grey eyes; w. 140 pounds; p, Frieda and August 
Smith ; e, DeWitt Clinton high school. New 
York City, and businet^e college : m, Margaret 
Ganss ; hy. golf. Publicity director for Para- 
mount for five years ; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
fonr ; with Marshall Neilan three ; and free 
lanced one and one-half years. Now with 
M G M, Hollywood. 

THOMSON. PHILIP L. : director of public 
relations for Western Electric Company ; b, 
Schenectady, N. Y. ; e. graduate of Union col- 
lege. 1900 ; and also graduated from Harvard 
university in 1902. During the period he was 
in college and in the year following he was 
engaged in newspaper work. Began his busi- 
ness career in 1905 in the Chicago office of the 
Western EHectric Company and from 1906 to 
1911 he was manager of its Pittsburgh office, 
and was then called to New York to take charge 
of the company's advertising. For 15 years he 
has been its publicity manager. Director of 
the Association of National Advertisers and its 
president 1923-1924. Has been a director of the 
Audit Bureau of Circulations since 1925 ; and its 
president since 1926. Also rendered conspicuous 
service in the National Electric Light Associa- 
tion and other organizations of the electrical 
industry, and has been a frequent contributor 
to magazines. In 1925 he received the honorary 
degiee of M. A., from Union college. Lives 
in Glen Ridge, N. J. 



WAXMAN, A. P. : director of advertising 
and publicity of Warner Brothers ; b, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., December 25, 1892. Since 1906 
he has been identified prominently with mo- 
tion pictures, the legitimate drama and vaude- 
'ville. His theatrical associations have been as 
I»ress representative of such well known pro- 
ducers as Martin Beck. Charles Dillingham, 
Charles Frohman, Henry W. Savage, George 
Tyler and Henry Miller. Among the motion 
picture roadshows which he has handled are 
"Cabiria," "Joan the Woman," "Quo Vadis," 
"America," "The Lost World" and "Stella 
Dallas." He joined Warner Brothers to launch 
a special campaign for "Don Juan" and when 
this was accomplished was appointed director of 
advertising and publicity, a post which he still 
holds. 

WHELAN. LESLIE F. : b. Newark, N. J.. 
February 18. 1894 : e. Franklin public and Bar- 
ringer high schools, Newark, N. J., Seton Hall 
college. South Orange. N. J. On reportorial 
staff of the "Newark Evening Star" and "New- 
ark Star-Eagle," and sporting editor of "Newark 
Ledger ;" then became exploitat ion repre- 
sentative for Paramount Famous-Lasky Cor- 
poration in 1919. Resigned in 1925 and joined 
Harold Lloyd Corporation as manager of exploi- 
tation and advertising. 

WHITE. GORDON S. : director of advertising 
and publicity. Educational Film Exchanges, Inc. ; 
b. St. Louis. Mo., 1894. Started newspaper 
work at the age of 18 on the "St. Louis Re- 
public," after which he connected with the "St. 
Louis Globe-Democrat" and subsequently with 
the "St. Louis Star," the "Chicago Herald" 
and the "Chicago Daily News." After a fling 
at New York newspaper w^ork, he joined Edu- 
cational where his newspaper background stood 
him in good stead in taking complete charge 
of the advertising and publicity department. 

WILSON, HARRY D. : b, Milwaukee, Wis., 
December 9, 1896 ; h, 6 feet ; dark brown hair 
and grey eyes ; w, 186 pounds ; p. Mina Strachan 
and Augustus Wilson, non-professionals (both 
deceased) ; e, in Chicago and New York gram- 
mar schools, manual arts, and Los Angeles high 
schools ; received his stage training in Los 
Angles stock company and Orpheum Circuit 



(about three years altogether) ; m, and div., 
Maryon Aye, professional : hy, tennis. One of 
ihe first Keystone Cops with Fred Mace, Ster- 
ling, Chaplin and others in the gang. Went 
through as many brick "break-awaye" as any 
and has scars to i>rove it. Keystone Cop roles 
did not appeal to him i nor did the scars) so 
he went into publicity of Sennett Company 12 
years ago with Harry Carr, now of the Loe 
Angeles Times. Then with Sol Lesser and 
Mack Sennett bathing girls for a year, produc- 
ing 30 shows and bringing Lesser and Hiram 
Abrams (deceased) together for the sale of 
world's rights to this film and the personal ap- 
pearance of the girls. While with Lesser he 
handled Jackie Coogan from the time of his 
appearance in "The Kid" to the time he went 
with Marcus Loew ; also Uaby Peggy for Lesser ; 
then to First National and then with Edwin 
Carew for five years ; also with road shows. 
Was with Dolores Del Rio in publicity capacity 
in association with Edwin Carewe from the time 
she started her career up to the time when he 
came back from Europe, to assume the publicity 
post of Joseph M. Schenck productions, which 
capaciy he now holds. 

WINGART, EARL W. : b, Wichita. Kan.. 
December 22, 1890; h, 5 feet 10 inches; brown 
hair and hazel eyes ; w, 185 pounds ; p. Jos- 
ephine and H. J. Wingart, non-professionals ; 
e, Topeka high school. University of Kansas 
and received his stage training with the Majes- 
tic Stock company, Topeka, Kan. ; m, Marcia 
Freer, singer ; hy, golf, motoring and swim- 
ming. Former newspaper man. Has handled 
publicity on "The Magic Cup" with Constance 
Binney: "The Old Army Game" with W. C. 
Fields, and "Rubber Heels" with Ed Wynn. 
Also unit business manager in the production 
department of Paramount. 

YEARSLEY, C. L. (Bill): Advertising mana- 
ger of World Wide Pictures, Inc. ; b, Bracken 
County, Ky., July 26, 1877 ; m, and lives in New 
York City. Entered motion picture business 
as advertising and publicity manager for Chain 
theatres in 1912 : joined First National Pic- 
tures in 1917 and remained in charge of adver- 
tising and publicity until 1923. Since then has 
done scenario work, free lance commercial art 
and ad-copy work until joining World Wide 
Pictures, Inc.. in 1928. 



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BEECROFT. JIM: New York advertising man- 
ager of "Exhibitors Herald-World;" b, in Ridge- 
field, III. At the age of 3 located in Pelham 
Manor, N. Y., which was the home town for 
35 years; e, in public schools. In 1898, at the 
outbreak of the Spanish war, he joined the 
United States navy and served as chief gunner's 
mate on the Monitor Jason and in the same 
capacity on the dynamite cruiser, Vesuvius. 
Took part in the bombardment of the Spanish 
forces on the Cuban Coast. Was honorably 
discharged from the navy at the end of the 
war with the rank of chief gunner. In 1907 
went to Panama for the canal commission and 
served five years under Colonel Gorgas in the 
department of sanitation. Was awarded a 
Roosevelt medal with three bars for longevity 
service. On returning to the United States he 
saw a "flicker film" and decided to get aboard 
so joined the David Horsley Studios at Bay- 
onne, N. J., and learned the business from 
the ground up. His first job was studio 
gardner. During this period he met many of 
the best known people in the business ; such as 
Edison. Kalem, Freuler. Spoor, Horkheimer 
Brothers. Lubin. Thanhauser. Selznick. Kleine, 
and scores of others, many of whom he still 
numbers among his friends. In 1915 he be- 
came the president of the Poor Peoples Picture 
Company and produced the worst picture known 
up to that time. It was the "Quiet Afternoon" 
and in this production well known press agents 
an<l reviewers took the various roles. J. D. 
Williams of the Fiivt National olTered S1.50 
for the Staten Island rights after the preview. 
In 1916 joined the "Exhibitors Herald" in the 
advertising department and has been there ever 
since. 

CAMERON, JAMES R. : b. Croydon. London, 
England, in 1886 ; e, at Rutherford college, 
Northumberland. Started in the motion picture 
business in 1902 with the old Peerless Bioscope 



in London ; in 1904 with the Moss & Stoll 
Empires as operator, later making a trip around 
the world with Sir Ernest Shackleton, the South 
Pole explorer, on his lecture tour. Came to 
the United States in 1910, and joined the 
Greater New York Film Corporation (William 
Fox) in 14th street. New York City. Started 
the Theatre Sui)ply Company in New York City 
in 1915, and operated it until 1920. During 
the World War had charge of the instruction 
of the Y. M. C. A. secretaries going overseas 
to entertain the soldiers. Started the class in 
motion picture projection for crippled soldiers 
in American Red Cross under General Gorgas. 
In 1918 published the first edition of "Motion 
Picture Projection" and since then has published 
eight other books pertaining to the taking and 
showing of motion pictures. "Motion Picture 
Projection" has gone into four editions. Mem- 
ber of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers 
since 1920: 32nd degree Mason (Mecca Temple). 
Speed boating and fishing are hobbies. 

CLIFFORD. EDWIN S. : b, Elgin, III.. Sep- 
tember 1, 1891 : p. Attorney and Mrs. Eugene 
Clifford ; e. public school and graduated from 
the Elgin high school in 1908. and read law 
at the John Marshall and Kent Law schools 
in Chicago ; m, and two children. Worked on 
editorial department of newspajiers in Elgin, 
Aurora, Joliet and Waukegan, 111., and on the 
"Chicago Tribune," "News," and "Herald and 
Examiner." Became managing editor of "Ex- 
hibitors Herald" January 1, 1919. Made sec- 
retary of the Quigley Publishing Company in 
1923. Became general manager of "Exhibitois 
Herald-World" at time of merger January 1. 
1928. Resides at 926 North Kenilworth park- 
way. Oak Park, III. 

CLIFFORD. GEORGE: biLsiness manager and 
assistant treasurer of Quigley Publishing Com- 
pany ; e, in public schools of Elgin. HI. Early 



newspaper training with the City News Bureau 
, of Chicago. Business training with the Chicago 
Telephone Company and Illinois Steel Company. 
Joined "Exhibitors Herald" as managing editor 
in 1917. Became assistant publicity director of 
Swift & Company in 1918. Rejoined "Exhibi- 
tors Herald" (now "Exhibitors Herald-World") 
in 1920 ;us business manager and assistant 
treasurer. 

GALLO. A. RAYMOND: r. n.. Anthony Ray- 
mond Gallo: b. Chicago, III., July 16, 1902; h, 5 
feet 8 inches ; dark brown hair and brown eyes ; 
w. 140 ix)unds ; p, Mary and Joseph Gallo, non- 
professionals ; e, public schools of Chicago, 111. 
(the Revere), in Boston and Cambridge, Mass., 
received his stage training at the Colonial Col- 
lege of Dramatic Arts, Boston. Mass. ; m, 
Madeline Arado. non-professional ; hy, traveling, 
walking, reading and all indoor and outdoor 
sports. Six years stage experience as follows: 
in dramatic stock in New Eiiffland for three 
years with Temple Players ; played Hobbs in 
"Little Lord Fauntleroy ;" Berkley Cecil in 
"Under Two Flags ;' juvenile lead in "Hazel 
Kirk ;" the convict in "The Bishop's Candle- 
sticks ;" the captain in "The Cape Mail ;" the 
auctioneer in "The Octoroon ;" Mike Murphy, 
character lead, in "Honeymoon Flats;" featured 
over Keith Circuit in "Back from the Grave." 
a comedy playlet by William C. DeMille; played 
the flag sergeant in "The American Ace," fea- 
turing Taylor Granville over Keith Circuit : 
author and producer of several comedy acts for 
vaudeville and for the Liberty theatres during 
World War. Four years screen experience as 
follows : publicity director for Commonwealth 
Film Exchange, Boston, Mass. ; "Place of Honey- 
moons," starring Emily Stevens; "Annabelle 
Lee," produced by J. Mitchell Chapell, and for 
"Nick Carter," a series of two reelers featuring 
Tom Carrigan and Mae Gaston. Assistant direc- 
tor on "The One Woman," produced by Master- 



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PAUL LENI 

"Three Waxworks" 
"The Cat and the Canary" 
"The Man Who Laughs" 
"The Last Warning" 
A Universal Director 




Robert Graves, Jr, 

Twenty Years on Stage and Screen 

"The Masquers Club" or CL 8546 




Don Terry 



Fox Films 







Our Gang 

;/ Roach -NbM- Comedj^s 



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craft, and of "The American HeheH;s." starrins 
Dorothy Rand : production supervisor for "The 
Broad Road," featuring; May Allison and Rich- 
ard Ti-avers ; also production manaj:cer for 
Associated Authors Product ions. Inc.. of Flor- 
ida ; director of "A Romance of Waukegan," 
produced in Chicago for the Knights of Colum- 
bus ; director of "The Loyal Moose." produced 
in Florida for the I. O. O. M. Other associa- 
tions have been Boston manager for the late 
Meyer Cohen Music Company ; Boston assistant 
manager for Newspaper Feature Service, Inc. ; 
business manager for Marjorie Rambeau, stage 
star ; H. Grattan Donnelly, author of "Darkest 
Russia." Lowell Ames Norris. author of "The 
Call of Tomorrow," and Hapsburg Liebe, author 
of "The Broad Road." Publisher and editor 
of "The Stage." a monthly theatrical magazine 
published in Boston ; publisher and editor of 
"Chicago Vaudeville," a weekly amusement 
published in Chicago ; and Chicago manager for 
"Zitt's Theatrical Weekly." Now presentation 
editor for "Exhibitors Herald- World," published 
by the Quigley Publishing Company. 

GILLETTE. DON CARLE: editor of "The 
Billboard ;" b. Piedmont, Turin. Italy, May '2, 
1S95 ; e. public schools of Michigan. Spenceriau 
(business) college, Cleveland, extension depart- 
ments of St. Joseph's college, Philadelphia, 
and Columbia University, New York. Early 
newspaper experience in Cleveland, New York 
and Philadelphia. Contributed stories, articles, 
verse, etc.. to various magazines and papers. 
Dramatic editor and critic for "The Billboard" 
in New York, 1924-25-26 ; temporary film editor 
and reviewer. 1924. Served in the Marines 
during the war. 

HARRISON, PETER S. : b. Greece. 1S81 ; e. 
public schools in Constantinople. Came to 
London about 1S96 and in due time reached 
this country. Worked for a while as an iron 
molder and then went to Water vliet, N. Y., 
and took a job in a stove factory. While there 
he enrolled in the Y. M. C. A., at Troy, 
N. Y.. and continued his education. In 1906 
he determined to quit manual labor and went 
to Long Beach, Cal., becoming a motion picture 
operator. Later opened a theatre of his own 
and kept going until the panic of 1907 when 
he found himself broke. During the 10 years 
that followed he worked at several branches 
of the picture business, once as manager of 
several theatres, again as a mechanic repairing 
machines and often in the machine and supply 
departments of the big concerns. In 19 IS he 
came to New York and became critic of a pic- 
ture journal ; and a short time later started 
the paper known today as "Harrison's Reports." 

HODGES. DOUGLAS: b, Lafayette. Ind.. De- 
cember 28. 1900 : h, 5 feet IQi^ inches; brown 
hair and blue eyes : w, 182 pounds ; p. Nona 
Mulford and Fred Hodges, non-professionals ; 
e. Jefferson high school, Lafayette, Ind., Purdue 
university two and one-half years. Butler one 
year ; and Kent Law two years ; m. Isabelle 
Gant. November 17. 1923, non-professional ; hy. 
chess and stories with ratiocination plot. News- 
paper experience : First job as a reporter in 
1918 on "Lafayette Evening Times :" then to 
"Indianapolis Star" in 1920 ; with the Chicago 
News Bureau in 1921 ; the followed two years 
of teaching (1922-24). Joined the editorial de- 
partment of "Exhibitors Herald," published by 
Quigley Publishing Company, December 23, 1924, 
and was transferred to Hollywood as West 
Coafit manager, June 20. 1927. 

HOLQUIST, HARRY E. : Eastern representa- 
tive of "Better Theatres ;" b, 1900 ; married and 
one child. Joined the "Exhibitors Herald" 
staff in December. 1921. He obtained his early 
newspaper training in the editorial and sport- 
ing departments of "The Chicago Daily News." 
Prior to coming to the "Herald." he was for 
two years research and publicity assistant in 
the public relations department of Swift & 
Company. Chicago. With the inauguration of 
the "Better Theatres" section of the "Herald- 
World" in May. 1923, he assumed the editor- 
ship of this part of the "Herald" service which 
has since grown to occupy such an important place 
in the industry. In January, 1928, was ap- 
pointed eastern manager of "Better Theatres," 
since which time he has been making his head- 
quartei-B in the New York office. In the course 
of his work with "Better Theatres" has gained 
a wide acquaintanceship among theatre archi- 
tects, manufacturers and supply dealers all over 
the country. He has been an active worker 
in the affairs of the old equipment association 



and has an intimate knowledge of the equip- 
ment field in ail its phases. It is said of him 
that no theatre opening is complete without 
him and that he has probably attended more 
"fust nights" at new cinema palaces throughout 
the country than any other trade paper repre- 
sentative. Lives in Yonkere, N. Y. 

JAMES, ARTHUR: President of Picture Pub- 
lishers Corporation and editor and publisher of 
"Exhibitors Daily Review and Motion Pictures 
Today ;" b, Pennsylvania, September 2.5, 1881 ; 
e. Germantown academy, Collins Street Classi- 
cal, Hartford. Bucknell university, brief law 
course. "Philadelphia North American" statT in 
1901: 1902. "New York American;" 1904, "New 
York Morning World and Evening Mail," writ- 
ing politics; 1905. city editor of "Morning 
Telegraph ;" 1906. city and Sunday editor until 
1914: Mutual Film Corporation. 1914 to 1915, 
director of advertising and publicity ; Metro 
director of advertising and publicity and di- 
rector of scenario department until 1919 ; that 
vear to 1921, director of advertising and pub- 
licity for William Fox ; 1921 to 1922. editor in 
chief of "Moving Picture World ;" 1925, founded 
"Motion Pictures Today" and continued aw 
president and editor until 1929 : purcha.sed 
"Exhibitors Daily Review" in 1928. and on 
February 4, 1929. merged the two publications, 
becoming president of Picture Publishers Cor- 
poration and editor and publisher of the com- 
bined institutions. First lieutenant, seventh 
regiment, machine gun ; Episcopalian ; Mason : 
democrat ; member of Newspaper Club. Old 
Country Club and charter member of Adven- 
turers Club. Author of "Yellow Jackal," "The 
Spirit of Broadway," "I Am the Motion Pic- 
ture," "Credo" and "Five Hundred Poems in 
Light Verse." published by Hearst. First presi- 
dent, serving two terms, of the Associated Mo- 
tion Picture Advertisers ; vice president and 
member of the executive committee of the Na- 
tional Association of the Motion Picture In- 
dustry. Organized the publicity departments of 
the American Tobacco Company, DuPont Pow- 
der Company and the Singer Company for Ben 
Hampton. Organized the recruiting drive in 
New York City before the draft law. nation 
wide publicity campaign at the outbreak of the 
war for the food administration and the Red 
Cross and many other activities. 

JOHNSTON, WILLIAM A.: Editor of "Mo- 
tion Picture News ;" e, graduate of Union col- 
lege. A.B., 1897 ; member of Phi Beta Kappa. 
Alpha Delta Phi, Sons of the American Revo- 
lution. First job in New York with the Hamp- 
ton Advertising Agency as copy writer, 1902 ; 
joined the Butterick Publishing Company in 
1906 and the following year went to London, 
England, as copy writer with the S. H. Benson 
Company, Ltd. Various editorial and contribut- 
ing affiliations with the "New York Herald," 
"Hampton's Magazine," "Harper's Weekly," 
"The American Magazine," "Munsey's." "Cen- 
tury" and other publications. In 1911-13 pub- 
licity work in connection with the National 
Citizens League in behalf of a reform in the 
banking laws. Founded "Exhibitors Times" in 
1913 and the same year merged this paper 
wuth the "Moving Picture News'* under the 
name of "Motion Picture News." At present 
president of Motion Pictures, Inc. ; president 
Angus Company of Delaware : director Interna- 
tional Trade Papers, Inc. ; Angus Company of 
New York and "National Plumbers Trade Jour- 
nal." Lives in Great Neck, N. Y. 

LANE, TAMAR: b. Boston. Mass.. May 21. 
1895 : h. 5 feet 10 inches ; brown hair and blue 
eyes ; w. 155 pounds ; e. Stamford Military 
academy ; ni, Barbara Worth, professional. En- 
tered the film business in 1908 as child actor, 
then followed several years experience on both 
screen and legitimate stage. Served as actor, 
scenarist, film director, film editor, stage man- 
ager, production manager and producer. Also 
began writing for magazines and various pub- 
lications on the side : later became photoplay 
editor of "The Boston Record." also newspaper 
experience with "Boston Advertiser," "Boston 
Post." International Press Syndicate and others. 
Contributor to "Motion Picture Magazine." 
"Screenland." "Motion Picture Classic." "Pic- 
ture Play." "Science and Invention" and other 
national publications. Also owned and operated 
motion picture theatres in New England. Au- 
thor of "What's Wrong with the Movies?", the 
first critical volume on the silent drama ever 
published, and also author of five other pub- 
lished volumes. At present editor and publisher 
of "The Film Mercury," Hollywood. 



O'NEILL, CHARLES B. : Advertising man- 
ager of "Better Theatres ;" b. Summerfield, O. ; 
graduated from the Summerfield high school in 



1898 ; then four years of preparatory and nor- 
mal school, specializing in mathematics, account- 
ancy, English and commercial law ; spent the 
next five years as instructor in high and com- 
mercial schools. Served three years as assistant 
branch manager with the Apperson Automobile 
Company in Chicago. From 1910 to 1925 was 
treasurer and advertising manager of the auto- 
mobile magazine, "Motor Age." Since 1925 he 
has been a member of the "E.xhibitors Herald- 
World" staff as advertising manager of "Better 
Theatres." 



QUIGLEY. MARTIN J.: President of Quigley 
Publishing Company, publisher of "The Motion 
Picture Almanac." "Exhibitors Herald- World," 
"Better Theatres," "Polo," and "The Chicago- 
an." Head office address, 407 South Dearborn 
street, Chicago. III. 



QUIRK. JAMES R. : b. Boston, Ma.-^.. e. Bos- 
ton Tech ; m. May Allison. Early career as 
journalist, city editor "Washington (DC) 
Times :" editor "Popular Mechanics Magazine," 
Chicago ; advertising manager, Gunlach Adver- 
tising Agency, Chicago ; became affiliated with 
motion picture publishing in 1914 as editor, vice 
jnesident and general manager of "Photoplay 
Magazine," and later, publisher and owner. 
Business address 750 North Michigan avenue, 
Chicago. III. 

ROVELSTAD. ERNEST A.: News editor of 
"Exhibitors Herald-World ;" b. Elgin, III. : No- 
vember 1. 1891 ; h. 6 feet 1 inch ; blue eyes 
and dark brown hair; w, 170 pounds: P. Inga 
and Andrew R'ovelstad : e, Elgin high school. St. 
Olaf college. North field, Minn., and Columbia ; 
married Alice Heiberg ; two children. Taught in 
academy and high school two years before 
going to Columbia. Newspaper experience with 
"Brooklyn Eagle" and "Minneai)olis Journal," 
Served in A. E. F. in signal corps. Joined 
staff of "Exhibitors Herald." now "Exhibitors 
Herald-World." in April, 1925. 

SHEA, DENNIS J.: Circulation manager of 
Quigley Publishing Company ; b. New York 
City, October 9. 1891 ; e. public schools, St. 
Xavier's high school and Cooper Union. New 
York City ; m, June S. 1913, two children. 
Spent two years with Munn & Company, patent 
attorneys and publishers of "The Scientific 
American," in the blueprint and circulation de- 
partments. Spent 20 years with "Moving Pic- 
ture World" as film reviewer, advertising 60- 
licitor and circulation manager respectively. 
Since January 1, 1928, with the Quigley Pub- 
lishing Company. 



SHRECK. JAY M.: Managing editor of "Ex- 
hibitors Herald- World :" b. York, Neb., Janu- 
ary 6, 1893 ; p. George W, and Laura Alice 
Shreck ; e, grade and high schools at York. 
York college and Northwestern university; m, 
Isabel Brown, January 12^1918. In the theatre 
since 1909 — in the box office, backstage and in 
parts with the Grace Barrow-Howard Players. 
Newspaper experience includes telegraph editor 
and city desk on "Omaha Daily." general as- 
signments on the old "Chicago Examiner" and 
the "Chicago Tribune" and desk editor with 
Associated Press. Served year and a half as 
trade paper i)ublicity representative for Para- 
mount under the supervision of Charles E. 
McCarthy. Joined the editorial staff of the 
old "Exhibitors Herald" in January. 1920. The 
only interruption in employment with the Quig- 
ley Publishing Company was the year and a half 
with Paramount, going there in 1925. 

VISCHER. PETER: In charbe of the New 
York office of "Exhibitors Herald-Worjd :" 1). 
New York City, July 4. 1898 ; married and one 
child. His interest in writing and publishing 
began at an early age. the result of a child- 
hood printing plant. He was managing editor 
of the "Cornel! Daily Sun" and editor-in-chief 
of the "Cornell Era" during college: worked on 
the aeronautical magazine "Aviation" during 
vacations, and promptly went into newspaper 
work upon graduation. He was a member of 
the class of 1919 at Cornell but was not gradu- 
ated until a year later, having* lost a year in 
the war. His first newspaper experience was 
with the "New York Evening Past." Then he 
went to the "New York Sun" and finally to 
the "New York World," where he spent six and 
a half years in a curious succession of tasks 
that ranged from reporting to the city editor's 
chair, from sports to music, and from special 
investigations to the motion picture department. 
He first began to write for the Quigley Publi- 
cations in 1927. when his work wa>^ appearing 
in "Liberty," "Time." "The New Yorker,"_ the 
"Manufacturers Record" and other magazines. 
He joined the staff of the "Herald-World" early 
in 1928. to become New York editor of the 
publication. He is married and lives at 1140 
Fifth avenue. He is a member of the Motion 
Picture Club, the Cornell Club, the Phi Gamma 
Delta Club. the_ . Manhasse^.^ay Yacht Club. 



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Will Stanton 

Quartermaster Bates in 

^^Sadie Thompson^^ 

Singing, Talking and 
Character Comedian 

Tel. OX 72)3 




John M.Mckolaus 

Supt. of Photography 
M G M STUDIO 




Joe 
Cobb 

the Fat 
Comedian 



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WHERE YOUR FAVORITE 
STARS WERE BORN 

Forty-three states and twenty-three foreign countries have 
given the American screen its popular players 



Alabama 



BROWN. JOHN MACK, Dothan. 
ELDER. RUTH. Anniston. 
JOYZELLE. I'lrasant. 
SEBASTIAN. DOROTHY. Birmnighum. 



Arizona 



CORBIN, VIRGINIA LEE, Prescott 
HUGHES, LLOYD. Bishie. 



Arkansas 

lIES. iraWroji. 
ORINNE, Tcxarko 

Australia 



FARLEY. .lAMES. iraWroji. 
GRIFFITH, CORINNE, Tcxarkana. 



BERANGER. ANDRE, Sndnru. 
BEVAN. BILLY'. Orange. 
CI.IVE. HENRY. Melbourne. 
COOK. CLYDE. Port McQuarrie. 
DOUGLAS. MARION, Sydney. 

Austria 

SCHILDKRjVUT. .JOSEPH. Vienna. 

Bavaria 

PANZER. PAUL. Wurtzbery. 

Bohemia 

LEDERER. OTTO. Pragui. 

California 

ALLAN. HUGH. Oakland. 
BASQUETTE. LINA, San Mateo. 
BLY'THE, BETTY. Los .Xnqeles. 
CALDWELL. BETTY. Lox .Anacles. 
CARLY'LE. AILEEN. San Francisco. 
CONDON. JACKIE. Los .Uuieles. 
CROCKER. HARRY'. .San Francisco. 
D'ARCY'. ROY'. San FrancLtco. 
DARLING. JEAN. Santa Monica. 
DARR. VONDELL. Los .Angeles. 
ELLIS. DIANE, Los .Angeles. 
GEORGE. MAUDE. Riverside. 
GLEASON. LUCILE WEBSTER. Pasadena. 
JACKSON, MARY' ANN. 



KARNS. ROSCOE. Son Bernardino. 
LAVERNE. JANE, Redlands. 
LEE. DAVID, Los Angeles. 
LEONARD, BARBARA, San Francisco. 
MAHONEY'. WILKIE, San Miguel 
MARION, INEZ, Pueblo. 
MARTIN. DUKE. San Francisco. 
McALISTER. MARY, Los Angeles. 
McCULLOUGH. PHIL, San Bernardino. 
MESSINGER. BUDDY. San Francisco. 
MURPHY', JOE, San Jose. 
MYERS. CARMEL. San Francisco. 
O'BRIEN. GEORGE. San Francisco. 
O'BRIEN. TOM. San Diego. 
PRINGLE. AILEEN. San Francisco. 
ST. JOHN, AL. Sanfo .4na. 
SARGENT. LEWIS, Los .Angeles. 
SIMPSON, RUSSELL, San Francisco. 
SPEAR, HARRY, Saii Francisco. 
STEADMAN. VERA. Montereii. 



Canada 



ALLEN. RICCA. ^'ietoria. B. C. 

EGAN, BETTY. Vaneourtr. 

GARON, PAULINE. :\Iontreal, Quebec. 

GREGORY'. EDNA, ll'ninipeii. 

KENT. BARBARA, .Alberta. 

PICK FORD, MARY, Toronto, Ontario. 

PREVOST, MARIE, Sarniii. Ontario. 

SHEARER. NORMA, Montreal. Qu^^bec. 

TRAVERS, RICHARD C. Hudson Bay Post. 

WRAY'. FAY, .Alberta. 



Colorado 



BLANE. SALLY'. Sadrfa. 
CHANEY. LON. Colorado Springs. 
DAY'. MARCELINE. Colorado Springs. 
F.AIRBANKS. DOUGLAS. Denver. 
HIATT. RUTH. Cripple Creek. 
HINES, JOHNNY, Golden. 
METZGER, RUTH, Colorado Springs. 

Connecticut 

AMES. ROBERT. Hartford. 
COGHLAN. JUNIOR. New Haven. 
MYERS. HARRY. New Haven. 
RORK, ANN, Daricn. 



Del 



aware 



Denmark 

RANDOLF, ANDERS. 
DANE, KARL, Copenhagen. 
ROSING, BODIL, Copenhagen. 

District of Columbia 

HALE. ALAN. Washington. 
HALLOR, RAY, Washington. 

Egypt 

ALEXIS, DEMETKOIS. .Alexandria. 



England 



BARNES, ROY' T.. Lineoln.shire. 
BEAUMONT. LUCY. Bristol. 
BROOK. CLIVE. London. 
BYRON. WALTER. Leicester. 
CHAPLIN. CHARLES, London. 
CLAYTON, ARTHUR, London. 
COLMAN, RONALD. Richmond. Surrey. 
DENNY. REGINALD. Richmond. Surrey. 
FITZGERALD. CISSY. 
FORBES. R.YLPH. London. 
FORDE. ARTHUR. Plymouth. 
FRANCIS. ALEC B. 

GROVE. SY'BIL. Trdilington, Middlesex. 
HALL. EVELYN. Yorkshire. 
KING. CLAUDE. Northampton. 
LANE. LUPINO. London. 
LAUREL. STAN. Vlrcrston. 
LEIGH. FRANK. London. 
LODER. JOHN. London. 
LOVE. MONTAGU. Portsmouth. 
MACKAILL. DOROTHY. Hull. 
STANTON, WILL, London. 

Florida 

BRENT. EVELY'N. Tampa. 



Fra 



nee 



TAYLOR. ESTELLE. Wilmington. 



ADOREE. RENEE. Lille. 
DAMITA. LILL Paris. 
D'AVRIL. Y'OLA. Lille. 
GLASS. GASTON. Paris. 



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Al Rogell 



"The Lone Wolf's 
Daughter" 

— Columbia 

A Talking Picture 



Fred 
Newmeyer 

Director of "Scarehead" 
Fox Production 



"It Can Be Done" 
Universal 

"Warming Up" 
Paramount 



Georgia 



CAMP, SHEP, West Point. 
HARDY. OLIVER, Atlanta. 
KING, EMMETT, Griggin. 
LYON, BEN, Atlanta. 
PALMER, CORUSS, Macon. 



Germany 



CASTLE. ROBERT, Frankfort. 
DAMEREAUX. ELSIE. Cologne. 
HORN, CAMILLA. Frankfort. 
VEIDT, CONRAD. Birlin. 



Hungary 



BANKY. VILMA, Budapest. 

DE PUTTI, LYA, Budapest, In Vesce. 

LUGOSI, BELA, Lugos. 

SIDNEY, GEORGE. 

VARCONI, VICTOR, Kisvard. 



Idaho 



HASBROUCK. OLIVE. Leiviston. 
LOFF, JEANETTE, Orojino. 
TRYON, GLENN, Jidietta. 



Illinois 



AUBURN, JOY, Chicago. 
AYRES, AGNES. Carboudale. 
BELL, REX, Chicago. 
CAROL, SUE. Chicago. 
CHANDLER, LANE, Waukegan. 
CHERJIILL, VIRGINIA, Carthage. 
DOOLEY, BILLY, Chicago. 
FARLEY, DOT, Chicano. 
HACKETT, LILLIAN, Chicago. 
HARTMAN, GRETCHEN, Chicago. 
HARTMAN, PAT H., Lcwistown. 
HOLMES. STUART, Chicago. 
LORCH, THEODORE, Springfield. 
MARION. EDDY. Chicago. 
McGUIRE. KATHRYN, Peoria. 
MUNSON, BRYON, Chicago. 
OLIVER, GUY. Chicago. 
OLMSTEAD, GERTRUDE, Chicago. 
PHILBIN, MARY, Chicago. 
SILLS, MILTON, Chicago. 
SLEEPER, MARTHA, Lake Bluff. 
SWEET, BLANCHE, Chicago. 
VERNON, BOBBY, Chicago. 
WASHBURN, BRYANT, Chicago. 
WOODRUFF, BERT, Peoria. 



India 

Natirree. 
^herij, Hina 

Indiana 



HALL, DONALD, Naurree. 
KITHNOU, Pondichenj. Hindustan. 



CHRISTY, ANN, Logansport. 
DRESSER, LOUISE, Evan.-ivillc. 
FAZENDA. LOUISE. Lafai/elte. 
HART. SUNSHINE. Indianapolis. 
LOMBARD. CAROL, Fort Waiine. 
ROSS, CHURCHILL, Lafayette. 



Iowa 



CARVER. LOUISE. Davenport. 
CONKLIN. CHESTER, Oskaloosa. 
DREW, JERRY. Bloomfield. 
LEE, FRANCIS, Eagle Grove. 
NAGEL, CONRAD, Keokuk. 



Ireland 



DUGAN, TOM, Dublin. 
HERBERT, HOLMES, Dublin. 
PRICE, KATE. Cork. 



Italy 



ST, ANGELO. ROBERT, Elena. 



Japan 



LASALLE. NED. Kobe. 
SOJIN, KAMITAMA, Sendai. 



Kansas 



FRIGANZA, TRIXIE, Grenola. 
HAVER. PHYLLIS. Douglas. 
HILL. THELMA. Emporia. 
HOWARD, PEGGY, Paola. 
KEATON, BUSTER, Pickwan. 
PALLETTE, EUGENE, Winfield. 
ROGERS, CHARLES (BUDDY), Olathe. 
SMITH, STANLEY, Kansas Citii. 
WINDSOR. CLAIRE. Coffee City. 



Kentucky 



LORRAINE. BETTY. Louisville. 
McDonald. FRANCIS. Bowling Green. 
NOLAN. MARY. Lonisville. 
SUTHERLAND. DICK. Benton. 
WILBER, ROBERT, Louisville. 



Louisiana 



EDESON. ROBERT. New Orleans. 
JOY, LEATRICE, New Orleans. 
MERTON, COLETTE, New Orleans. 



Maine 



BRADBURY. SR., JAMES, Old Town. 
RALSTON, ESTHER, Bar Harbor. 



Maryland 



CHASE. CHARLES, Baltimore. 
COOPER, EDNA MAE, Baltimore. 



Massachusetts 



FRAZER, ROBERT, Worcester. 
HAJVIILTON, NEIL, Lynn. 
KEEFE, CORNELIUS, Boston. 
LANE, LEONE, Boston. 
O'SHEA, DANNY. Boston. 
RUBIN, BENNY, Boston. 
TODD, THELMA, Lawrence. 



Mexico 



DELMAR, ROSITA, Chihuahua. Slate. 
DEL RIO, DOLORES, Durango. 
EMERY, MARY. Monterey. 
LEWIS, GEORGE, Mexico City. 
NOVARRO, RAMON, Durango. 
RICA, MONA, Me.tico City. 
ROLAND, GILBERT. 

TORRES. RAQUEL, Hermosillo, Sonora. 
VELEZ, LUPE, San Luis Potosi. 



Michigan 



.\RMSTRONG, ROBERT. Saginaw. 
McCOY. TIM. Saginaw. 
MOORE. CLEVE. Port Huron. 
MOORE. COLLEEN. Port Huron. 
TAYLOR, RUTH. Grand Rapids. 



Minnesota 



DEMAREST. WILLIAM. St. Paul. 

DIX, RICHARD, St. Paul. 

RAYMOND, JACK, Minneapolis. 

SCOTT, MABEL. JULIENNE. Minneapolis. 

STOCKDALE, CARL, Worthington. 

SUMMER, VERLYN, Lakefield. 



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Missouri 



BEEBE, MARJORIE. Kaiisan City. 
BEERY. WALLACE, Kanms Citij- 
BETZ. MATHEW. SI. LoHi.i. 
BOYD. BETTY. Kansas Cilii. 
DALY'. MAECELLA, A'oiisos Citv. 
DUDLEY'. FLORENCE. Maijsville. 
GILLENWATER. CLAUDE. Louisiana. 
,TENNL\'(;S. DEWITT. Camrron. 
.TENSEN. EULALIE. St. Louiis. 
KOHLER. FRED. Kansas! City. 
La PLANTE. LAURA. St. Lmis. 
MILLER. PATSY RUTH. St. Louis. 
O.^KIE. JACK. Scdalia. 
POWELL. WILLIAM, Kansas City. 
SMITH. STANLEY. Kansas City. 
ROLLINS. DAVID. Kan.'ias City. 
STARKE. PAULINE. Joplin. 
THEBY, ROSEMARY. SI. Loztis. 



Montana 



ARCHER. PATRICIA. Livingston. 
CHANDLER. LANE. Cutbertson. 
COOPER. GAKY, Hdcna. 
EMERSON. RALPH. Dellhos. 
WILLIAMS. KATHLYN. Bultc. 



Nebraska 

ADAMS. JACK. Ilastiiiy.'s. 
GIBSON. HOOT. Tckanmh. 
LEE. GWEN. Ilastinns. 
LLOYD. HAROLD. Uiiichartl. 
THATCHER, EVELYN. Omaha. 

Nevada 

DAWSON. DORIS. Guhlfi.Jd. 

New Hampshire 

CODY. LEW. Berlin. 



New Jersey 



BEYER. CHARLES WALTER. Ne 
DEPEW. JOSEPH. Harrison. 
GILBERT. EUGENIA. East Orange. 
MacGREGOR. MALCOLM. Newark. 
O'DAY. MOLLY. Bai/anne. 
O'NEIL. SALLY. Banovne. 
PANGBORN. FRANKLIN. Newark. 
WHITE. ALICE, Paterson. 



ark. 



New Mexico 



ALVARADO. DON. .ithuqiicrque. 
HILL, DORIS. Roswell. 



New York 



ARTHUR, JEAN, New York Citn. 

BAETHELMESS, RICHARD. New York City. 

BOW. CLARA. Brooklyn. 

BRADBURY. JR.. JAMES. New York City. 

BRADY'. EDWIN JOE. 

BREESE. EDMUND. Brooklim- 

BUNNY. GEORGE EDWIN. New York Citn. 

CARROLL, NANCY, New York City. 

CAWTHORN. JOSEPH. 

CHATTERTON, RUTH, New York City. 

CLARK, ANDY', New York Citn. 

COLLIER. JR.. WILLIAM. New York City. 

COLLINS. MONTY. New York City. 

CORNWALL. ANN. New York Citv. 

DAVIES, MARION, New York City. 

DELANEY, CHARLES, New York City. 

DESMOND, WILLIAM, New York Cito. 

DOVE, BILLIE, New York Cit:i. 

DREXEL, NANCY. New York Citn. 

DUNN. JOSEPHINE. New York City. 

EDDY'. HELEN JEROME. New York City. 

FILERS, SALLY', New York Citn. 

ELLIS, ROBERT, New York Citn- 

FAIRBANKS, DOUGLAS, JR., New York City. 

FAIRE, VIRGINIA BROWN. Brooklnn. 

FORREST. ALLAN. Brooklim. 

GARVIN. ANITA. New York City. 

GAY. DIXIE. Brooklyn. 

GOULD. DOROTHY. New York Citn. 

GRAVES. JR.. ROBERT, New York Citn. 

GRIBBON, EDDIE, New York City. 

HALL, BEN. 

HILL, ALEXANDER, New York Citn- 



HILLIARD, ERNEST, New York Cily. 
HORTON. CLARA, Brooklyn. 
HORTON, EDWARD EVERETT, Brooklyn. 
HUNT, MADGE, New York CitiJ. 
JACKSON. ETHEL M.. New York City. 
JANNINGS. EMIL. BrookUjn. 
JEFFERSON. THOMAS. New York Citij. 
KEMP. MATTY. New York City. 
LAKE. ALICE. Brooklyn. 
LEWIS. MITCHELL. Syracuse. 
MiVBERRY. MARY'. New York City. 
MARCUS. JAMES, New York City. 
MASON, DAN, Syracuse. 
MULHALL. JACK, Wappingers Falls. 
MORRIS, CHESTER, New York City. 
MURPHY. EDNA. New York City. 
MURRAY. JAMES. New York City. 
NUGENT. EDWARD. New York City. 
PAGE, ANITA, Flushing, L. I. 
PAYNE, LOUIS, New York City. 
ROBERTS, EDITH, New York City. 
RUBEN, WALTER J.. New York City. 
SMALLEY'. PHILLIPS. Brooklim. 
STERN. LOUIS. New York City. 
STRAUSS. WILLIAM H.. New York City. 
TALMADGE. COJMSTANCE. Brookhjn. 
TALMADGE, NORMA, Niagara Fails. 
TOOKER, WILLI.A^M H.. Neio York City. 



Poland 



Ohio 



BOSWORTH. HOBART. Marietta. 
BROWN, JOE. Holgate. 
BYRON. MARION. Daijton. 
EDWARDS. NEELY. Dclthos. 
FERN. FRJTZI. ,4/.-/oji. 
GRAVES. RALPH. Cleveland. 
HARLAN, OTIS, ZanesviUe. 
KAMI, VIRGINIA. .A.kron. 
MARTINDEL. EDWARD, Hamilton. 
MEHAFFEY. BLANCHE, Cincinnati. 
MILLER, WALTER. Danton. 
NYE. CARROLL. Canton. 
SHELDON. GENE. Columbus. 
SHORT. GERTRUDE. Cincinnati. 
WARFIELD, KITTY'. Cincinnati. 

Oklahoma 

BOYD. WILLIAM, 7'!i;.sa, 

COBB, JOE, Slmwnee. 

McCONNELI-. GLADYS, Oklahoma City. 

Oregon 

GLEASON, RUSSELL, Portland. 



Pennsylvania 



ALLEN, ELSIE, Philadelphia. 
ARTHUR, JOHNNY, Seottdale. 
BANCROFT, GEORGE, Philadelphia. 
BARRY'MORE, LIONEL, Philadelphia. 
BOARDMAN, ELEANOR, Pkiladelphia. 
BRENT. HELEN. Philadelphia. 
BURNS. EDMUND. Philadelnhia. 
BURNS. NEAL. Bristol. 
DUANE. ELSIE. Philadelphia. 
GAYNOR, JANET, Phihulelphia. 
GIRARD, JOSEPH W., Williamsport. 
GRIPP, HARRY. 

HOPPER. HEDDA. Hallidaijsburg. 
LUDEN. JACK. Reading. 
MaoLEAN. DOUGLAS. Philadelphia. 
MEIGHAN. THOMAS. Pittsburgh. 
MENJOU. ADOLPHE. Pillshurgh. 
MOOREHEAD. NATALIE. Pittsburgh. 
MORAN. LOIS. Pittsburgh. 
PHILLIPS. EDDIE. Philadelphia. 
QUILLAN. EDDIE. Philadelphia. 
QUILLAN, JOHN, Philadeljihia. 
QUILLAN, MARIE, Philadelphia. 
TOOMEY', REGIS. Pittsburgh. 
WILSON. LOIS. Pittsburgh. 



BRODY. ANN. 

STONE. GEORGE. Lod:. 



Rhode Island 



DUFFY. JACK. Pawtucket. 
HARRIS. MARCIA. Providence. 

Roumania 

STUART. NICK. 

Russia 

BACLANOVA. Moscow. 

CHARSKY. BORIS. Petroyrad. 

GORDON. VERA. 

LEBEDEFF, IVAN. Vspoliai, Lithuania. 



Scotland 



ARTHUR. GEORGE K., Aberdeen. 
GILLESPIE, WILLIAM, Aberdeen. 
LUPINO. WALLACE. Edinburgh. 
QUILLAN. JOSEPH. Glasgow. 
SOMERSET. PAT. 
TORRENCE. ERNEST. Edinburgh. 



AUSTIN, 
Guiana. 



South America 

WILLIAM. Georgetown, British 



South Dakota 

MILJAN. JOHN. Lead City. 



Spain 



ROMAN. FRANK, Granada. 

Sweden 

ASTHER. NILS. 
GARBO. GRETA, Stockholm. 
NILSSON, ANNA Q.. Ystad. 
OLAND, WARNER, Umea. 

Tennessee 

GRIFFITH, ELEANOR, Mt. Pleasant. 



Texas 



BELLAMY', MADGE, Hillsboro. 
BOLES, JOHN, Greenville. 
BRIAN. MARY. Corsicana. 
BUTTS. BILLY. Dallas. 
CRAWFORD. JOAN. Son Antonio. 
DANIELS. BEBE. Dallas. 
FLOWERS. BESS. Sherman. 
HALL. JAMES. Dallas. 
JANIS. DOROTHY, Dallas. 
LAUREL, JANE, Houston. 
LOGAN, JACQUELINE, Corsicana. 
RAY, ALLENE, San .Antonio. 
RENICK, RUTH, Colnrada. 
ROQUEMORE, HENRY, Marshall. 
VIDOR. FLORENCE. Houston. 

Utah 

CAREW. ORA WHYTOCK, Salt Lake. 
GILBERT, JOHN, Logan. 
GULLIVER. DOROTHY'. Salt Lake City. 
LIVINGSTON. MARGARET. Salt Lake City. 
SWAIN. MACK. Salt Lake City. 



Virginia 



CALVERT. CAPTAIN E. H.. .Alcrandria. 

FAWCETT. GEORGE, Fairfax County. 

HAINES. WILLIAM, Staunton. 

HOLT, JACK. 

REYNOLDS. VERA. Richmond. 

RICHMOND, WARNER, Culpcper County. 

Washington 

WHEEZER, Tacumu. 

Wisconsin 

BARD. BEN. Milwaukee. 




"And tliev Jived happily ever after" 



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Marshall Neilan 



■*--*■-*■-*--■--»■-»■-»■-»■. 




Maria Corda 



Featured in 

'Love and the Devir' 



"The Private Life of Helen of Troy" 



First National Productions 



1929 



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STUDIO SLANGUAGE 



An encyclopedia of terms, many of them slang terms 

adopted because of their brevity and their expressiveness, 

used in the studios in the production of pictures 



ACT ALL OVER THE SCREEN— Over-acting. 

ACTION — To begin the business of photograph- 
ing: while the actors are working. 

ACTOR PROOF— To say that a picture is 
"actor i>roof" implies that the picture is "sure 
fire ;" it i.s further inferred that the story 
is so forceful and impelling that it will tri- 
umph at the box office despite the eharacterri 
who serve as puppets so far as the telling of 
the stoi-y is concerned. 

ADDED SCENES— Cast called back to the stuTTio 
to make additional scenes that are necessary 
to the story's well rounded continuity. 

AD LIB (Ad Libring) ^Extemporaneous acting: 
when a director tells an actor to "ad lib" he 
means he should conduct himself in the scene 
just as he would in ordinai"y life under simi- 
lar circumstances. To improvise providing it 
is natural and not forced. 

AGENT — An actor's representative. 

AGE IT UP— Property men are often asked to 
do this with a piece of furniture ; especially 
when it appears too modern for the period 
that is being depicted ; the same is often done 
to clothing. 

AIREDALES— A slang phrase used by the ex- 
tras them.selves when referring to the 
"bearded" members of the cast. 

AIR MAIL OUTFIT— (See "Sniper") A fly-by- 
night company ; those who make a picture to- 
day and disappear tomorrow. 

AKELEY SHOT— A scene made with an Akeley 
camera. These are often used to film a "mov- 
ing obstacle" in panorama. 

ANGLER— {See "Chiseller"). 

ANGEL — Man who finances a picture. 

ANYTHING IN? — This phrase has much usage 
among extras. Ail day long, it's the same old 
song around the "casting offices" where "at- 
mosphere" is engaged. 

A STRAIGHT BACK— A fall used by slap 
stick comedians. 

ATMOSPHERE— Extra players. 

AUDIENCK-CHOKER— See Gag. 



BABY TRIPOD— Small camera stand with three 
logs. 

BACK-LOT— See The Ranch. 

BAFFLE^Large portable wall draped with spe- 
cial material to prevent echo and resonance 
on the sound set. 

B. B. — -A phrase used by "casting directors" in 
cataloging "Beau Brummel" types. 

BEARDS — Casting directors and the studios re- 
fer to bearded characters generally as 
"beards." (Viz: The director will put a requi- 
sition into the "casting office" for a specified 
number of "beards" for the day's work). 



BEAVER— A beard or bearded actor. 

BEEF — Meaning to squawk. 

BELLY BOARD— A flat board on roller wheels 
used by "comics" for sliding through a scene ; 
you have probably seen your favorite comic 
dragging at the end of a rope that is in turn 
hitched onto an automobile. 

BELLY LAUGH— Boisterous laughter that 
emanates from the abdomen. 

BETWEEN PICTURES— Contract players are 
said to be "between pictures'* when waiting to 
be assigned to a part ; extras jocularly refer 
to themselves as being "between pictures" 
when out of work. 

BETWEEN TESTS— Used derisively by members 
of the extra colony ; meaning that the onlv 
"nibble" they get as far as a job is concernel 
is "taking tests" and "troing on interviews" 
that never materialize into arraignments. 

BIG MOMENT— When chosen from a large mob 
of extras to do a bit, the extra with the sense 
of humor usually refers to it jokingly as his 
big moment. 

BIG SET — A set where a lot of extras are used. 

BIG SPOT— A large rotary lamp. 

BINOCULAR MA.T— See "Key Hole Mat." 

BIT — An insignificant role. 

BLACK DROP— A piece of black velvet dropped 
as background for the set to lend a night 
effect. 

BLUE GLASS — A specially prepared, monocle 
shaped glass used by cameramen to determine 
the color value or photographic value of ob- 
jects on the set : in other words, he deter- 
mines how they will i>hotograph on the screen. 
See the phrase. "Pick Up." 

BOLAMENIA — A reddish brown grease paint 
used to paint the body an "Arabian hue :" 
this is the extra's pet aversion becnuse it's 
so uncomfortable to use and so difficult to 
get off. 

BOUNCING CHECKS— A check that is returned 
from the bank. "N, S. F." is so referred to : 
fly-by-night producers often employ th's kind 
of "illegal tender." (Also Akron checks). 

BOULEVARD GOLFER— A phrase characteriz- 
ing the fellow who struts un and down the 
Ix)ulevard in golf regalia, with no place to go. 

BOX LUNCH— See "Chuck Wagon." Box 
lunches are usually served to extras on loca- 
tion when it is too inconvenient to get to a 
lestaurant. There are two kinds: the kind 
'^tars get and the kind the extras get. 

BREAKS— Twists of fate. 

BREAK A FALL— See "Bumps." When you 
see a comic "falling all over the screen" you 
apparently wonder why he isn't breakint: his 
neck. The reason is that he usually breaks 
the fall with the palm of his hands. This is 
done so deftly that the audience does not de- 



tect it. It does not pick up as it were. 
See "Pick Up." 

BREAKAWAY — Prop that has been prepared 
especially for quick oblivion : the vases 
smashed over the heavy's head are prepared 
of a frail plaster. Likewise are chairs dis- 
sembled and again pasted lightly togethejr. 

BREAK DOWN A SCRIPT— This means that 
the script is dissembled from its continuity 
form to the strict continuity of scenes as they 
appear in one locale, or set. For instance, 
scenes 15. 16 and 17 are the scenes as they 
appear on the screen, but scenes 15 and 17 
may be in the living room while 16 is on the 
back porch. 

BROAD— Box-like lamp about two feet long and 
one foot high with a depth of 18 inches. Most 
common lamp used in interiors. Rests on a 
stand six feet high. 

BRODIE— A fall of any kind is referred to 
as a "Brodie." 

BRUTE HEAVY— Heartless villain. 

BUCKLE — The camera is said to buckle when 
the film jumps ott the cogs and jams up in 
the camera. (See "Spaghetti.") 

BUILD A GAG— To keep adding to a certain 
piece of "comedy business." (See "Topping 
a Gag.") 

BULL PEN — Large dressing room where the 
extras make up. 

BUMP (BUMPER)— A bump is a fall. A 
bumper is one who has a reputation around 
the studios as being proficient in falling. 

BUNGALOW— The office and dressing room es- 
tablished by the studio ; a small house which 
is occupied by a player, writer, director or 
executive during business hours. 

BUSINESS (PIECE OF BUSINESS)— A piece 
of acting. If one of the actors runs into a 
scene and yells, he is said to be doing a piece 
of business. 

BUTTERFLY— Silk cloth about 10 feet in diam- 
eter used to soften the light when making 
exteriors. Usually to soften the sunlight. 

BUZZ BUZZ— The extras "Buzz Buzz" when 
any kind of commotion is supposed to be go- 
ing on. Usually they keep their lips going 
in "Chatter Chatter" fashion and say nothing. 
They're often saying "I wonder if we have to 
work overtime tonight." or "I hope we get 
through early enough to call up the agency 
for a job tomorrow." 



CABIRIA — A perambulator or a dolly which 
carries the camera. First got its name when 
introduced in the making of a picture, 
"Cabiria." 

CAGEY— Shrewd, cunning. 

CALL — A requisition for people. To say "Fox 
has a big call in" means that this studio is 



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Dudley Murphy 

Director 

"Alex the Great" 
"Stocks and Blondes" 

RKO 

Scenarios 
"Skyscraper" 
"High Vohage" 

Pathe-DeMille 

1928 



going to use many extras on the morrow. 
Extras use it as follows: "I got a call to- 
night at Lasky's — small town street clothes — 
tomorrow morning at 7 :30 — ^made up. ready 
to leave." 

CALL BACK— When an extra says: "I got a 
call back." he meanw that he comes back the 
following' day again. 

CAMERA LINES— The imaginary lin&s defining 
the scope of the camera's eye. What you eee 
on the screen. 

CAMERA HOG— Used to label extras and others 
who are continually wedging their way up 
where they might be seen by the camera. 

CAMERA LOUSE— Same as "Camera Hog." 

CAMERA SHY — To be nervous while acting be- 
fore the camera. Unduly modest before a 
camera. 

CAN YOU RIDE A WHITE HORSE— Extras 
are so accuetomed to being asked if they can 
do this or that, the foregoing question na- 
turally came into being and is a catch phrase 
in Hollywood. 

CANNIBALS — A nickname given to that class 
of extras who work for $3 a day and food. 

CARRYING A BLOTTER— A sob artist. Al- 
ways weeping about something. The man 
who can tell you "What's wrong with the 
movies." if you'll stop and listen. 

CARRIED — If an actor has a smRlI part and 
works one day and again not for a week until 
they get to his part, he is said to ba "car- 
ried" in the meantime. 

CARRY THE BUCKETS— An old circus phrase 
used in pictures too. Extra or menial work 
around the lots. 

CARRY THE SPEAR— The .same as "Carry the 
Buckets." 

CAST — To be selected to play a role. Also an 
actor who plays a role in a picture. 

CAST — Casting a set. To engage people for 
a picture who are best fitted for the respec- 
tive parts. Extras, by the way, are cast like 
stars. The difference is that they are cast 
according to type. 

CASTING DIRECTOR— One who does the cast- 
ing. 

CASTING AGENCY— An agency used by the 
studios to facilitate the work of their casting 
director. 

CASTING DIRECTORY- A book or catalog used 
by actors and femmes for exploiting their 
histrionic wares, 

CATS— Lions. 



C. b, — A term that is synonymous in Hollywood 
to Cecil B. DeMille. 

C. C. — Nickname for central casting. An agency 
maintained by the Producer's Association for 
securing extra talent. 

CELEB — A well established or well known 
figure in the trade. 

CHARACTER— A player who plays other than 
straight rolee. 

CHARACTERIZATION— The feeling an actor 
puts into his part. Embodying the true char- 
acter that he or she represents. 

CHEAPIE — An aftermath of quickie. Now much 
in vogue. 

CHEAP SET— When the extras refer to a job 
as a cheap set they mean the pay is poor. 

CHEAT — To move in toward the point of focus. 
To move nearer to the center of the field that 
is to be photographed. 

CHISEI^— To beg. borrow or cheat. 

CLINCH, THE— An embrace in a love scene. 

CLOSEUP — A take in which the camera is 
less than 10 feet from the actor and is eo 
near that the actor's image fills the frame 
completely. 

COMIC — A comedy actor. A comedy picture 
that is short. 

COMPANY— Whereas the Fox Film Corporation 
is often referred to as the Fox Company in 
the stricter sense the company implies the 
unit making one specific picture. 

CONTINUATION— They speak of continuation 
around the lot when there still remains work 
to be done on a certa.in sequence. 

CONTINUITY— The finished form of a scenario 
when it has been put in correct oi'der of se- 
quence. 

CO-STAR WITH A PLATE OF BEANS— Ex- 
tras use it jocularly at times as "Gee I'd like 
to co-star with a plate of beans." To eat a 
meal. 

COWBOY — There are many running loose in 
Hollywood disguised as "cowboys" who never 
saw a horse. 

CRANK— The director usually says "start grind- 
ing" or "crank slow" or "crank fast" on 
this scene instead of the hackneyed "camera!" 
"Under cranking" \.^ a phrase that would need 
the defining of a technician. However, it 
means, in short, that the characters are ap- 
parently moving faster than they really are. 

CRASH A CHECK— Cashing someone else's 
check. 

CREPE (CREPE BEARD)— False whiskers. 

CRYING IN THE BEER— A woman always 
whining about something or other. 



CUE— The office sends for the actor to come 

in and act. 
CUFFING (PUTTING *EM ON THE CUFF)— 

See "Chiseling." Mootching, borrowing. 

CULVER— Culver City. 

CUT BACK — To retrospect back to another se- 
(juence. 

CUT 'EM AT THE KNEES— To photograph the 
figure from the knees up. 

CHECK IN A SET— When a large bunch of peo- 
ple are employed they are said to be checked 
in. The set is checked in when the specified 
time is at hand. Sort of a roll call. 

CHISELER— A mootcher. a cuff artist (see 
"Cufiing.") 

CHUCK WAGON — A wagon used for cooking 
meals used on location. 

CLICK — To go over in a big way. 

CLOCKING A LAUGH— On preview nights 
studio officials are always on hand at the the- 
atre to check the laughs obtained by the pic- 
ture. 

CLOSE SHOT— Slang for closeup. 

CLOWN ALLEY— Taken from the circus jar- 
gon. Makeup room for the comics. 

CLOWNING — Very common usage for cutting 
up. 

COCK-EYED— Meaning it is all askew. If a 
set isn't dressed correctly the director says 
that it is cock-eyed. 

CO-DIRECT— Co-director. Assisting with the 
direction of a film and sharing in the screen 
mention. 

COCOANUTS— Mazuma; dollars. 

COLOR STUFF— Abbreviated way of referring 
to color photograi^hv. 

COMEDY CONSTRUCTIONISTS— Thase who 
embellish the picture with comedy relief. A 
snooty monicker for the gag man. 

COMEDY LOT — Where only comedies are pro- 
duced. 

COMEDY RELIEF— Horse play injected into the 
film to relieve the strain. Most pictures are 
labelled, however, so that the audience may 
ascertain whether it is comedy or drama. 

COOPIES— Cooper-Hewitts. 

CRANK — ^A handle on a camera. 

CRASH THE GATE— To enter a studio, a stage, 
or a set without permission and credentials. 

CREEPIES — Scenes or situations built around 
hauntefl house or spiritual themes, 

CUE — Signal to an actor. 

CUT — To terminate the action. 

CUT OFF THE LIST— Said of an extra dis- 
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CUT OIT OF THE PlCTURE~To be left on 

the cuttinp: room floor. 
CUTTER — A man who specializes in aseemblinE 

the film that has been made by the director 

and the cast. 
CUTTING ROOM— Where the picture is "cut 

into >;eiiuence form" and assembled. 

D 

DAILIES — Screening of film which was shot 
the preceding day. They are rushed through 
the laboratory immediately after they are 
brouKht in by the cameramen and are printed 
for the scrutiny of the staff and cast. 

DARK ROOM — Where the magazines are loaded. 
So employed so that the film will not become 
exposed. 

DARK ROOM^A room in a laboratory where 
negative film is deveioi>ed. 

DAY CHECK — An extra is f^aid to be working 
till a day check when engaged solely by the 
<iay and not by the picture. 

DEAD PAN— An immobile face : expressionless. 

DIALOGUE— Characterietic of a picture which 
has audible linet;. 

DIFFUSER^A silk curtain or canvas used to 
sh:-ide the camera lens fi'oni the sunV glare. 

DINGE — A colored actor. 

DINKIES— Slang for girls. 

DISSOLVE— The fading of one character into 
another in the same scene. A shot in which 
the actor't; features are focussed out and are 
replaced when the features of another actor 
are focupsed in. 

DO A BIT — To do an outstanding piece of busi- 
ness. 

DO A CLOSE-UP WITH THE STAR— To do a 
]iiece of business that is photogi'aphed witli 
the leading man. 

DO A SCENE— To act in a scene. 

DOING A PART— To have a part. 

DOGGY — Up-nofiy. high hat, snooty, up-stagc, 
high brow. 

DOGGER — One who is imperialistic in lording 
over "The Mob." 

DOGS (PUPPIES)— Feet. 

DOLL HOUSE — A portjible dressing room on 
the wet for the leading lady. 

DOLLY — A three or four-wheeled vehicle pri- 
marily u.sed by the cameraman. 

DON'T SHAVE TILL YOU SEE ME— Expres- 
sion for extras, meaning, "if you let your 
beard grow I might have a job for you." 

DOUBLE — The star's i>rofessionaI twin ; one 
who substitutes for the wtar in case of danger. 

DOUBLE EXPOSURE— Exposing a piece of 
film twice to get an unnatural effect. For 
dual rol&i, apparition scenes and miniature 
set>. 

DOUBLE BACK— To work in a picture and 
then don unrecognizable make-up and do an- 
other character. 

DOUBLE TAKE— To take a scene twice. 

DOVE TAIL — To synchronize the action from 
one scene to another. 

DOWN-STAGE— The foreground of a set. To- 
ward the camera. 

DRAPE A SET— Dress a set with the proper 
hangings, etc. 

DRESS A SET— Same as "Drape a Set." 

DRESS THE STAGE— To arrange the set in it-s 
final details for shooting. The process often 
includes such small propertie*^ as pictures, 
table lamix^, iten holders, blotters, rugs and 
flower pots. 

DRESSED — Prepared for camera work. Per- 
taining to a set that has been fitted and 
furnit-hed in the last detail. 

DROP DOWN— A camera term. Reduce the 
speed of the camera : the characters, con- 
versely, move faster on the screen. 

DUCAT— A check for the day's work. 

DUMMY — An effigy stuffed figure used foi- 
wrecks, crashes and explosions. 

D. W.— A term that is synonymous to D. W. 
r.iifl^th. 

DUPE — A negative film made fiom a posit i\e 
jirint. 



EAGLE — An insect that flies across the set 
while the camera is grinding is referred to 
as an eagle, for such is the effect to the eyp 
of the camera. 

EARS ARE TOO CLOSE TOGETHER— Mean- 
ing that he's a fool, or a lame brain. 

ECCENTRICS— Casting office term for mixed 
characters, freaks, etc. 

ELEPHANT EARS— Small goboes. (See Gobo.) 

EMOTE— Slang for acting. 

ESTABLISHED— To be established means the 
actor has been registered in the film to such 
a degree that if he were cut out he would 
be missed by the audience. 

EXTERIOR — A scene made outside of stage. 

EXTRA — One who does atmosphere. 



FADE OUT OF THE PICTURE— Get out. 
FADEOCT — Darkening the film until the image 
is obscure. 



FAKE — To go thiough the mechanics of a piece 
of business play. For instance, in a semi- 
long shot we see a character go to a pay 
phone, drop his nickel in the slot and start 
talking. Often he will just "fake" the act of 
putting a nickel in as he is too far away 
from the camera for the audience to discern 
whether he did so or not. Also to make a 
scene by an artificial device. 

FAKIT — To make a shot in miniature or in one 
of many unreal methods. Often pertaining 
to faked collision shot*s. 

FANNY— See "Pratt Fall." 

FANNY BOARD— See "Belly Board." 

FANNY FALl^-Same as "Pratt Fall." 

FEATURE— n.. A motion picture, adj., full 
length, v.. to bill a player above the others 
in the cast ; to play up one of the cast to a 
position slightly less than that of a star. 

FEED— The straight man is said to feed the 
comic. A feeder is the foil for the comic's 
antics. 

FILL A SET— See "Cast a Set." 

FILLING UP THE SPACES— Scattering the ex- 
tra people around the set proportionately so 
that the scene looks balanced. 

FIN— Five dollars. 

FINK— Cut-rate laborer. 

FLARE — 'A rocket used to illuminate the .?cene 
with a fiashy light : used much in battle 
scenes. 

FLAT — A backing. 

FLICKERING TIN TYPES—Slang for movies. 

FLOOD — ^A term used when light is thrown on 
a set with extraordinary brightness and vol- 
ume. 

FLOP— To fail. A failure. 

FLOP— A failure. 

FOLLOW SHOT— A scene made by the camera- 
man following the actor at a regular distance 
with the camera mounted. 

FOOTAGE— The number of feet used to shoot 
a scene is referred to as the footage. 

FOREGROUND— Immediately up toward the 
camera. 

FOIL — A straight man for the comic. 

FOREIGN INVASION— Phrase used by dis- 
gruntletl extras when there was a migration 
of foreign stars recently. 

FORTY-THIRD ASSISTANT— On large sets ad- 
ditional assistants are employed to handle the 
mob; the extras refer to these also as "The 
Sheepherders." 

FOUL BALL— A wet blanket. A person that 
the regulars don't take to. 

FRAME — One single picture on a piece of film. 

FRONT GATE BARNACLES— Extras who hang 
around the casting offices all day long waiting 
to get a job. See "Spec." 

FREE LANCE— A person not under contract is 
said to be free lancing. 

FUDGE— Move into the picture. (See cheat.) 

FULL FIGURE SHOT— See "Knee Figme." _ 

-FUNNY STORY— A person is said to give you 
a funny story when he comes up and gives 
you the rush act for a loan. A hard Iuck 
tale that sounds fishy. 

FUZZY' — The quality of a piece of film turned 
out. tested and found out of focus. 



GABO— Grip. 

GAFFER— Electrician in charge of a group of 
juicers. See "Juicer." 

GAG — A situation in a scenario originally mean- 
ing a comedy situation. 

GAG LINE— A stock phrase. 

GAG- MAN— An embryonic scenario writer spe- 
cializing in adding comedy touches to a 
scenario. 

GAG ROOM— Where the gags are assembled, or 
written. An editorial office for gag writers. 

GANG — A number of extra players — fewer than 
3(1. 

GATE CRASHER— One who gets by the gate 
man on the strength of a story, or a fast 
line. 

G. E.'s — Any incandescent light bulb. They 
range in price from 90 cents to $90 and the 
expensive bulbs burn only a few hours. 

GENERAL ACTION— All that the name implies 
as used in a scene. 

GET TO FIRST BASE— To say that a person 
doe-^n't get to first base means he can't get 
his stuff across. 

GILLIPINS — Taken from the circus jargon. 
"Beginners." 

GIN POLE— A large pole suspended to the back 
of a truck ug^ in hoisting persons and ob- 
jects out of « *s;c*?ne.,' Jiie^ character or., ob- 
ject is suspeTiued fro.r. "tna' pt le ' by invisible 
wires. * ■ » » i » 

GIVE THE LANDLADY THE BUSINESS— 
Stijl/ her 'fcv .thp rent. 

GH0SY--A's"h',r1oU- f^Pin;i ov-r the* ^^t.' 

GO ALL THK' VyAY THROUGH THE PIC 
TURE— The actor 'starts VHeA -the -p'cture 
starts and works all the way through. Thi.< 
is "the extra's dream." 



GOES BLACK— To say that an object goes black 
means that it will photograph all black. See 
"Blue Glass." 

GOESOVER— A shield for a lens. Protects it 
against top lights. 

GO OUT — The company will go on location. 

GRAND— One thousand dollars. 

GREASE— Cosmetics. 

GREASE — Grease paint. Vernacular used by 
the piofession for make-up. 

GRIND — A verb meaning to turn the crank of 
a camera. 

GRIP — A handy man or jack-of-all-trades on a 
director's crew. 

GROUND HAZE— This makes for poor photog- 
raphy and cameramen shy from it. A photo- 
graphic handicap. 

GUN — The camera. 

GYMBOL — A water wave placed before a cam- 
era to enable the director to make a tricK 
ocean or river shot. 

H 

HALF WIT^ Vernacular for stupid person. 

HAND SHAKER— A studio politician. 

HAT — Any camera stand. 

HAY WIRE OUTFIT — Cheap. fly-by-night 
quickie company. 

HEATER — Common for overcoat. 

HEAVY— A villain. 

HEAVY STUFF— Dramatic acting. 

HELP HIM OUT OF THE PICTURE— In a 
chase where the cops run after the crooks the 
director will say to the cameraman : "Help 
them out of the picture " meaning for the 
cameraman to "undercrank" and thus get 
them out of the scene in less footage than 
would ordinarily be required. 

HIGH HAT^A very low stand on which a 
camera rests. 

HIGH LIGHT— A lighting effect ; illuminating a 
subject so that the features are well de- 
fined. 

HIT 'EM — A cue for the electrician on the 
switch-hoard to light the set. 

HIT 'EM ALL — Switch on all the lights on the 
set. 

HIT THE BROAD— Place a silk diffuser on a 
broad-faced lamp. 

HIT THE FLOOR— Directing the baam of h 
spotlight onto the floor. 

HIT YOUR SPOT— Open the switch of the 
large spot light while the staff is arranging 
the set. 

HOOFERS— Soft shoe and tap dancers. 

HOG IT — -The practice of an actor who crowd.s 
another actor out of the scene by placing 
himself squarely before the camera with in- 
structions. 

HOLD YOUR HAMMERS— A command from 
the director to carpenters on adjacent sets 
to stop working while the scene is being 
taken. 

HOLD THE SLATE— A black paddle bearing 
the name of the director, the cameraman, the 
date and scene number of the take. It is 
photographed at the end of each take for 
identification purposes. 

HOLES — Wheie a large mob of people are used 
the set is spoken of as having holes if the 
peoi)le are not evenly scatteied. 

HOLLYWOOD ROMPERS— Golf trousers. 

HORSE OPERA— A Western picture. 

HOT — An abundance of light. 

HOT POINT— Gang way! Clear the way. 

HUDDLE— A conference held on the set by the 
director and his aides. 

HUNDRED AND EIGHT— A fall used by comics 
that is similar to the half gay nor in spring 
board diving. 



ILLUMINATING ENGINEER— Electrician. 

IN AND OUT— To say an actoi- is in and out 
means that one day he's in the money and 
the next day he's on his uppers. 

IN CONFERENCE— "Not to be disturbed." Also 
a huddle outside or inside the office. 

INCANDESCENT— A filament lamp. 

INDEPENDENT— Any producing company not 
affiliated with the Pioducer's Association. 

INDEPENDENTS— A group of these companies. 

INDIES — Independent producers and studios. 

INGENUE — An important young feminine 
player in a picture. 

INKIES — Incandescent lamps. 

INSERT— Example: We see the star reading 
a letter, we cut to an insert of the letter. In 
other words, the contents of the letter are re- 
vealed in a close-up. The letter is known 
as "An Insert." 

IN STOCK— Salaried weekly players are said to 
be "In Stock." 

INTERIOR— A scene made inside of stage. 

IKTBRVIEW— Literally an interview batween 
th*? player and the casting director. When an 
aotor says he has an interview he means that 
the casting director has called him regarding 
a forthcoming bit or part. 



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IN THE BOX — After rehearsing a scene to the 

dirgctor's satifif action, he often says, "Let's 
put it in the box." meaning photograph it. 

IN YOUR HAT— Take a jump in the lake. 

IRIS — To end a scene with the use of a circular 
aperture which gradually closes down over the 
exposed film until the picture is entii'cly ob- 
tscured. 

IRON — The electric equipment on the set is re- 
ferred to as iron. 

IN WORK— In production. 



JABBER JABBER— See '"Buzz Buzz." 

JENNY — A generator on the set. 

JUICE— Electricity. 

JUICER— An electrician. 

JUMP — A scene on the screen jumps when the 
cranking has not been done with even ca- 
dence. 

JUVENILE^An important young male player 
in a picture. 

JUVENILE LEAD— The featured juvenile in a 
picture. 



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KEY HOLE MAT— A mat placed over the 
camera lens that has an aperture the shape 
of a keyhole ; so devised to give the effect 
of photographing through a keyhole. 

KIDJING— Kidding. 

KILLED — To be killed in a picture means your 
part has come to a quick end. For instance, 
if a group of Western characters are stand- 
ing at a bar and a fihot is heard outside, 
probably half of this group were told to run 
out. Those left at the bar are said to be 
killed if the succeeding action takes place out- 
side of the saloon. 

KILL THE BABY— Distinguish the small light. 

KITTY— Lion 

KLIEG LAMP— Flat studio lamp. 

KLIEGS — Carbon arc lamiw?. (This is also a 
term given an affliction of the eyes caused by 
dust from the carbon stick.) 

KLUNK — A common expression that has little 
meaning. Used zb follows: "He threw the 
pie at me, and — Klunk — baby, I was cus- 
tard from head to foot." 

KNEE FIGURE— See "Cut 'em at the Knees." 

KLIEG EYES— Soreness of the eye resulting 
from the eteady glare of the studio lights. 



LAB — Laboratory. 

LAME NUMBER— Someone who doesn't get 

over. 
LAND OF PROMISE— Hollywood. 
LAUGHING SOUP— Alcoholic spirits. 
LEAD — A man or woman who plays the impor- 
tant part in a picture. 
LEGIT — An old legitimate stage actor. 
LENS LOUSE— See "Camera Hog." 
LICENSE— See "Cheat." 
LIGHT WEIGHT— See "Lame Number." 
LINE UP— A cameraman is said to line up 
when he is getting set so that his set is 
well balanced and in focus. 
LIST— The list is literally a list of the people 
working on any particular set. Ofttimes you 
will hear an extra say, "Are you on the list 
over at Lasky's tomorrow?" 
LIVE SET— Any set still in use. For instance, 
when the director finishes with the living 
room eet he orders it "killed." Otherwise, 
at the end of the day's work, in order that no 
one might come in and move anything about, 
it is marked, "Live set — keep off!" 
LOAD — By loading the camera we mean to fill 

the magazine cases with film, 
LOCATION — ^Term given the place selected for 
the making of a picture off the studio ground. 
LOCK 'EM UP— A command to lock up the 
sound-proof booths containing cameras and 
cameramen so that the sound of the cameras 
ifi not registered in the microphone. 
LONG SHOT— As contrasted to a closeup. It 
is a take in which the camera is usually 20 
feet or more from the actor. 
LONG SHOT— Shots are referred to as either 
"close-ups," "medium close-upe" "medium 
long .'^hots" or "long shots ;" a long shot is 
usually shot from a great distance, establish- 
ing as much of the locale and the atmos- 
phere as possible in one scene. 
LOOP — A complete revolution in the air. C-omics 

do this. 
LOOPS AND OVALS— Uneven cranking of the 

camera. 
LOST WORLD. THE— A portable light. 
LOT— Studio. 
LOUDSPEAKER— Boxlike shield used to ehade 

lights from the lens. 
LOUSY — Common expression for unsatisfactory. 
LUG— See "Cuffing." 
LUKEWARM— Bad. 



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M 

MAGAZINE— The film container on a camera. 

MAGIC LANTERN OUTFIT— A cheap produe- 
ine company. 

MAIN STREET COWBOY— ImpoBter who never 
saw a horse. 

MAKE LOVE TO HAM AND EGGS— See "Co- 
star with a plat^ of beans." 

MAKE ONE FOR CHINA— When a director 
wants to shoot a scene aKain he usually says 
to his cameraman, "Let's make one for 
China." 

MAKE-UP — Cosmetics, transformations and 
modet^ of disguise. 

MAKE-UP MAN — One proficient in this art em- 
liloyed to put beards, etc., on large mobs of 
l>eople. 

MARKED UP — Meaning that cameras and re- 
cording devices are ready for the A. C. 
(Auxiliary Current). 

MAT — A matrix used to cover half the film. 
This is done in making double exposuras. 

MATS—Filters for a camera lens. 

MATCH UP— Literally "matching up" a per- 
son's exit, photographed from the ineide, to 
his same exit out into the open, photographed 
from the outside. 

MAT SHOT— See "Mat," 

MAT BOX— Small case to hold filters. 

MECHANICS OF A SCENE— The general rou- 
tine of a scene, usually rehearsed before the 
scene is taken. 

MEDIUM SHOT— A take in which the camera is 
ordinarily between five and 20 feet from the 
actor. 

MEGAPHONE— Not used as generally as in the 
early days of picture making. 

MELLER— Melodrama. 

MEMORY^A gag man is said to have "a good 
memory" when it is obvious that all his gag:5 
have been pilfered from pictures made years 
before. 

MENACE — The role providing the scenario with 
villainy. 

MIKE — Easiest term to learn — Microphone. 

MILK A SCENE— Overdoing it. Trying to force 
more laughs. 

MILLING AROUND— General action employed 
by mobs on a big set. 

MIMIC — A pantomimist. 

MINIATURE^A small set. A Bet made from 
100 to 1.000 times smaller than the actual 
size. 

MIXER, THE— The gentleman who presides 
over an elaborate instrument board con- 
trolling volume of voice and sound. 

MIXED TYPES — Phrase used by casting of- 
ficet?. See "Eccentrics." 

MOB — Thirty or more extras. 

MOB STUFF— Mob scenes. 

MOURNER'S BENCH— A settee at Hollywood's 
famous poverty row, where extras gather. 

MOTH — A little extra girl who apparently is 
miscast in life. 

MOVE UP— To move up means that the 
cameraman is moving his camera closer to 
his subject. 

MUFF — A mustache. 

MUFF— To muff a scene or a gag is to fail to 
put it over properly. 

MUG. MUGGING— Distorted facial grimaces; 
exaggerated use of the facial muscles. 

MY PAL — A greeting. Usually insincere. 

N. C. — When a voucher is so stami>ed it means 
that "no commiesion" is to be deducted by the 
agency through which the actor is working. 

NEAR-BY— Close up. 

NEW FACES— When a director puts in a requi- 
sition for new faces he means that he does 
not want any of the same people back who 
have already worke(^ in the picture. 

N 

NEGATIVE — A piece of film, raw or exposed, 

used to make contact prints on positive stock. 
N. G.— Don't print that scene. N. G. it! When 

a scene is not to a director's liking he "N. 

G.'s" it. 
NIFTY, A — A clever piece of business. A 

clever gag. 
NIGGER — A black panel suspended by a six 

foot bar and used to eliminate lights striking 

the lens. 
NO. I EXPRESSION— The manner of an actor 

which has won him much success. 
NO. 13 EXPRESSION— The facial manner of 

an actor that has cau&ed him failure in a 

part. 
NOT SO FORTE— Not so good. Doesn't get over 

well. 
NOT THE TRIPE— Slang for not the tvpe. 



OAK— Short for okey. 

"OLD MAN, THE"— ^The production manager as 

he is known by his inferiors on any studio 

lot. 
ON AND OFF— To refer to someone as an actor 

on and off w^e imply that he is a veritable 

sidewalk comedian. 



ONE AND A HALF— A fall that is similar to 
the half gay nor in swimming. 

ON CALL — ^To report on location if the weather 
is clear. 

ONE DAY STAND— One day's work. 

ON THE ROW— On poverty row. 

ON THE SET— Report for work in makeup. 

ON SALARY — Getting paid daily whether work- 
ing that particular day or not. 

OPERA — A motion picture. 

OUTSIDE LINES— Lines outside the scope of 
the camera's eye. 

OUT ON SPEC— An actor's trip to investigate 
the report of a prospective job and to test 
for it. 

OVER ACT — Too much enthusiasm. 



PADDING— Building up a scene. 

PAGE NINE — Don't give me page nine : It 
isn't true. 

PALOOKA— A bust. One who fails. 

PAN — The face. To panorama with the camera. 

PANCHROMATIC— Highly sensitive film. 

PANIC — The panic is said to be on when the 
studios slacken up. 

PANTOMIME — Using gestures and grimaces 
only as a means of expression. 

PAPERS. THE— A traditional term for docu- 
ments of any kind which enter the plot of a 
picture. 

PARALLEL — A scaffold 30 feet in the air sur- 
rounding a set for the purpose of supporting 
lamps and electricians. 

PART — Any role in a picture. 

PASS OUT OF THE PICTURE— Take the air. 
To leave. 

PEOPLE — General term used to classify every- 
body working on a set. 

PIANO MAN— The man who handles the 
switchboard on sets where high explosives are 
used. 

PICTURES — The common name for the film 
profession. 

PIECE OF BUSINESS— A certain piece of act- 
ing. 

PLANT A GAG— To establish something in a 
scene that will be essential to the climax of 
that scene later. 

PLAY BACK — A disc. A record made for the 
purpose of the director and cast who hear it 
and check for errore after the scene has been 
shot. 

POKER PAN — Immobile features ; expression- 
less face. 

PORTABLE — A folding dressing room for the 
use of the featured player or star, 12 feet 
long and 12 feet high. 

POSEZ — Derived from the word reposez, mean- 
ing to switch off the lights. 

POSITIVE — A piece of film which develops a 
black and white picture upon contact with 
negative film. It is the kind of film on which 
all kinds of prints are made. 

POVERTY ROW— The legendary street on 
which all independent studios are commonly 
supposed to be located. 

POUR THAT BACK IN THE BOTTLE— Your 
story is untrue. 

POVERTY ROW— Sunset and Gower and vicin- 
ity. Hollywood. Many quickies have been 
made hereabouts in the last several years and 
hence the name. 

POWDER UP— Your face is shiny. 

PREFERRED LIST— The abused extra believes 
in a mythical preferred list. 

PRATT FALLS — The tumbles of a comedian. 

PREPARING— The act of making ready for 
actual shooting: it consists chiefly of correct- 
ing and altering the scenario to suit the di- 
rector's needs. 

PREPARING — A company is said to be pre- 
paring when it is getting ready for its next 
picture. 

PREVIEW — An unbooked presentation of a pic- 
ture for the purpose of testing its audience 
appeal prior to release date. 

PRINT — A positive film that contains a pic- 
ture. To transfer a picture from the nega- 
tive to the positive film. 

PROJECTION ROOM— The room at the studio 
where the rushes are shown. 

PROP BEARD— False beard. 

PROP-BOY— See Props. 

PROP-ROOM — A warehouse which houses thou- 
sands of fixtures and properties. 

PROPS — Boy who has charge of the properties. 
Also properties. 

PTOMAINE LUNCH— This is the way some of 
the disgruntled extras refer to the box lunches 
that are meted out to them on location. 

PUNCH DRUNK— Unbalanced mentally. 

PUT IT ON — When the casting director says. 
"Put it on," he means go up to the dressing 
room and make-up ; "You're hired.*' 



PUT ON A BEARD— An order to a person not 
in the cast to get off the set because the pic- 
ture will be shot at once. 

PUSS— The face. 

Q 

QUARTER DUCAT— Quarter check. 
QUICKIES — Pictures made by the cheaper in- 
dependent studios. 



RANCH. THE — A vast acreage found in con- 
nection with most studios where exteriors 
are filmed. 

RAW FILM — Negative film before it is exposed. 

REGISTERED— See "Established." 

REHEARSE— To enact the scene without the 
camera. 

RELIEF — Comedy work inserted between heavy 
moments of a script or picture. 

RELOAD — To replace an exposed film maga- 
zine with a fresh magazine. 

RENT SPACE — Quickie companies usually rent 
space here and there for their picture. 

REPLACEMENT— When one actor replaces an- 
other who fails to show up. 

REQUESTS — People who are requested by the 
director are known as requests or request 
I)eople. 

RESTEM— Switch off all the lights. 

RETAKE — Scenes photographed after a scenario 
has been completely shot and found lacking 
in essential situations. 

ROTARY — An arc lamp the carbon of which is 
fed into the arc by means of an auxiliary 
motor with a circular movement. 

RUN — A long engagement. 

RUNNING SHOT — -The camera is keeping apace 
with the moving object that is being photo- 
graphed. 

RUSHES — The scenes that were shot the pre- 
vious day are known as the rushes. 



SALAMANDER — A large movable stove used to 
warm the set. 

SALLY — Salamander. 

SAVE THE PICTURE— To hear an actor brag- 
ging about slaving the picture he infers that 
if it were not for him the picture would have 
been a flop. 

SAVE YOUR LIGHTS— A cue from the director 
for the electricians to kill the lights. 

SAW BUCK— Ten dollars. 

SCENERY— CTothing. 

SCHEDULE— The set time that is given to 
make the picture. 

SCHOLARS— Dollars. 

SCOOPS— Hanging broad lamps. 

SCREEN CREDIT— Name mention on the 
screen. 

SCRIPT — The story in working form. 

SCRIPT GIRL — A clerk who assists the direc- 
tor in charting the picture. 

SECOND HEAVY— A lesser menace than the 
real villain. 

SEQUENCE— A series of scen^. Approxi- 
mately 30 sequences compose a picture. i' 

SERIAL— A chapter play. f, ■ 

SERIAL QUEEN— The feminine lead of a chap^ 
ter play. 

SERIOUS— Series. 

SET_ CANCELLED— Oftentimes outside set ie .■ 
voided on' account of cloudy weather. >,' 

SEE ME NEXT TUESDAY— A phrase used by 
extras derisively, meaning that all they get is 
promises. 

SET DRESSER— One skilled in draping the set. 

SET OF THREADS- Suit of clothes. 

SET UP — The camera is said to be set up 
when the cameraman has everything in foci^ 
and is all lined up. 

SEVEN-FIVE-0— A term used by extra play- 
ers who are traditionally paid $7.50 per day. 

SHEEPHERDER— See "Forty-Third Assistant." 

SHELVE — To store a finished or unfinished pic- 
ture in the vault indefinitely when it is found 
unsatisfactory. 

SHINERS— Reflectors. 

SHOE STRING PRODUCER— A fellow who 
makes a picture on little or nothing. 

SHOOT — To do the actual camera work of a 
picture. 

SHOOT THE GLYCERIN— To squirt glycerin 
droits into the eyee of a player. 

SHOOT A SCENE— To photograph a scene. 

SHOOT SECOND— The second cameraman is 
said to shoot second. 

SHORT ENDS— Short ends of film. 

SHORT FEATURE — A picture running less 
than 3.000 feet in length. 

SHREDDED WHEAT — When the camera 
buckles, the film in the camera, as a result 
of running off the cogs, looks like so much 
shredded wheat. 

SIDE LINE MUSIC— Music employed on the set 
to stimulate sob acting. 

SIDE WALK COMIC— The curbstone cut up. 

SIDELINED — Lines or boundaries of the cam- 
era's range. 




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Ruth MetzMer 




Ressell Simpsoe 




MADGE HUNT 

"Mother of lli(> Stars" 

'Queen Kelly" United Artists 




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SIGNED UP— To sign a contract. 

SILK — A piece of silk cloth stretched over 

broad to soften the li^ht. 
SITUATION — A scene or a portion of a ee- 

quence. 
SITUATION COMEDY— A comedy that is built 

up on situations rather than meaningless 

gags. 

SIX SHEET— To toot your own horn. 

SKY BACKING— A backing that gives the ef- 
fect of the sky. Used on making closeups 
sometimes of faked air stuff. 

SLANT— Perspective. 

SLAP STICK— Low comedy. 

SNOOTY— Up-no«y. high hat. 

SLUG NUTTY— Coofy. 

SMOKE POTS— Torches containing sulphur 
used for smoke eiTects or fog effects. They 
are in the form of cans which make a smudge 
when they are ignited. 

SNIPE— When a quickie outfit goes out and 
steals a location without paying for its use 
it is said to be sniiiing its sets. 

SOB STUFF— Emotional acting. 

SOCIETY STUFF— Highbrow sets. 

SOCKO— See "Klunk." 

SOUND — That with which a picture is syn- 
chronized. 

SOUP AND FISH — Full evening dress. 

SPACE A SCENE— Time the acting so that the 
two chaiacters do not overlap in their acting. 

SPAGHETTI— See '-Shredded Wheat." 

SHORTS— Short subjects. 

SPEAK A TITLE— "The Injuns are coming"— 
the person speaking that is said to be speak- 
ing a title. 

SPEC — Speculation ; to pro pect foi- a job. hop- 
ing that one of the others will be late or 
will not show up. 

SPEEDS — The speeds at which the camera is 
cranked. 

SPIDER^An electric switch. It is portable and 
ordinarily has three plug-ins. It is the Num- 
ber 1 connection for the main trunk of cur- 
rent. 

SPOTTING A PICTURE— This is said of a 
title writer when he goes into the projection 
room and previews the picture to deteimine 
just where titles should go. 

SQUAWK POVERTY— To sing the blues. 

SQUISH— See •'Klunk." 

STAGE— A building about 100 feet high, barn- 
like in structure often containing space for 
six, eight or 10 sets. Ordinarily 250 feet 
long. 125 feet wide ; some are larger. 

STAND BY— An extra helper: a utility man 
on the set ; sort of an extra grip. 

STAND-BY CALl^An in^lefinite call : likely a 
"weather permitting" call. 

STAND IN^ — A man or woman who assists the 
cameraman and the electricians by taking the 
position which will be occupied by the star 
when photographing begins. 

STEAL A SCENE— To steal the thunder from 
everyone else about you ; to walk olT with 
the glory. 

STILL — Photograph made by a non-action cam- 
era. Photograph made by a still camera. 

STILL MAN — Cameraman who makes the still 
pictures. 

STOCK MAN— Man employed by the week. 

STOCK SHOT— A scene taken from "The film 
library" and dovetailed into the ]iicture. 

STORY— The script. 

STRIKE THE SET— Tear down the properties, 
fixtures and the set itself. An order issued 
after the work has been completed on set. 

STUCK. TO BE STUCK— Meaning that in try- 
ing to improvise as they iiroceed they were at 
a loss for an idea what to tio next. 

STUNT MAN— The brave lad who doubles for 
the star. 

SUN ARC^One of the largest carbon lamps in 
use. Used extensively in exterior shots. 

SUB-TITLE — A caption explaining action or re- 
vealing dialogue. 

SUPER -A picture which boasts a heavier pro- 
duction budget than ordinary. (One lot's 
supei- may be another lot's program.) 

SUPPORT — For instanc". the suiiporting cast. 

SUPPORTING CAST— The part players other 
than the star or featured players. 

SURE-FIRE GAG— A gag that is certain to get 
a laugh. 



TAKE — The photographing of a scene. 

TAKE A BEND— Take a bow. 

TAKE A CUT— Accede to a reduction in pay. 

TAKE A SUNDAY— Sneak ofT surreptitiously. 

TAKE IT BIG — -Wear your best facial expres- 
sion for the scene. Advice to an actor who 
is supposed to put the punch into a scene in 
a big moment. 

TAKE IT — Big surprise. 




TAKE IT OFF — Remove your makeup, you're 
through for the day. 

TAKE STAGE— Take your places. 

TALENT — (^leneral usage for extra':. 

TALKS HIMSELF IN AND OUT— A good 
talker liut he doesn't know when to stop. 

TEMPERAMENT— Snootiness. 

TEST^A tryout usually for the purpose of de- 
termining the quality and kind of expres- 
sions an actor possesses when he is being 
considered for a part. Also a piece of film 
made by the director between shots as a 
record of lighting, properties, makeup and 
costumes at a given place in the picture. 

THREAD THE CAMERA— Thread the film into 
the cogs in the camera head. 

THEME Ceneral outline of the story. 

THREE DOLLARS AND LUNCH— The lowest 
pay in the movies. 

THE U- -Universal studios. 

THREE DOLLAR STIFF— Three dollar a day 
actor, 

THRILLER— A melodramatic story. 

THROW IT OI'T -When the director says this 
he means "N. C that scene. Don't piint 
it." 

TICKET— The day's voucher. 

TIE IT DOWN— Chain and bolt the camera to 
the floor. 

TIED UP — Meaning that an actor is working 
in a jticture at one studio and cannot get 
away to take another job elsewhere. 

TIMING — Spacing one's action so that every 
action dovetails. 

TITLE— Name of the picture. 

TITLE WRITER -The person who writes the 
sub-titles. 

TITULAR BISHOPS—Highbrow for title writer. 

TOP A GAG^To add a climax to a gag ; build 
it up ; add an unexjiected twist to it. 

TRANSITION — Fading from one thing into an- 
other. 

TREATMENT— A stoi-y that has been revamped 
with a view to making it screenable. 

TREATMENT— The way the development of the 
pint is h^indled. 

TRICK SHOT— Camera work done on a vehicle. 

TRICK CLOTHES- Eccentric wardrobe. 

TROUPE — The act of emoting : to emote : to 
act : to perform before a camera. 

TROUPER— An actor. 

TURN 'EM OVER— The command to the re- 
corder to complete synchronization of cam- 
eras and recording machines. 

TWO STEP — A box similar to two woo<len steps 
for a cameraman to stand on in making a 
shot from a high position. 

TYPE— .A character; the kind; the actor. 



U 

"U," THE— Universal City. 

UNCLE CARL— An affectionate term given 

Carl Laemmte. piesident of Universal. 
UN-FUNNY— Modern for lousy. 
UP-NOSY— High brow. 
UP-STAGE— The rear of a set. Away from 

the camera. 
UP-STAGE— Same as UP-nosy. 



VOUCHERS— The day's pay memo. 
W 

WAIST FIGURE— See "Knee Figure." 

WALK OFF WITH A SCENE— To steal a scene. 

WALK THROUGH IT— Rehearse the scene. 

WASH UP— All finished. 

WEATHER PERMITTING CALL— You'll work 
providing the weather is okay. 

WATER STUFF— Means everybody has to get 
wet . 

WE'VE GOT IT— Signifying the cameras are 
ready for the recording. 

WHAM A knockout. 

WHAT'S THE GAG— Slang for "What's do- 
ing? What's new?" 

WHAT'S THE DUCAT— Slang for "How much 
do I get paid?" 

WHAT'S THE CALL— Slang for "What time 
do I reiioit foi- work ?" 

WIND MACHINE— A propeller attached to a 
motor to create artificial wind. 

WIRE BELT— Belt strapped under one's waist 
on which wires are fastened for stunts. 

WIRE MAN — An exi)ert at harnessing up peo- 
ple with wires. 

WRAP 'EM UP— Roll cables into coils and re- 
move lights from the set. 

WORKING DAYS— The scheduled number of 
days that the picture will take to make. 

WORK SLOW— Cut down the tempo of your 
acting. 

WORKING ON A STORY— Writing a story. 
]ireparing. 

WRITE IN— Adds -omething to the script. 

WRITE A STORY AS THEY GO— See "Build 
a Gag." 

Y 

YARD— $100. 

YELLOW LIGHT— Tlie late afternoon sun. 

YES-MAN — A nickname for any member of the 
director's staff. 



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-HAROLD TEEN" 

J3eLIEVE ii or not, boy and fitlt, thi* U ■ 
wow, I aiiic it ih-l WIT b«-c»ui.f I didn'l ibiok 
il coold br, I wouldn't have brlirved it if i^uinp> 
ooe bad lold mc, I ■m heuunt now aboal 
typing thr newi. I'm gore, bowtvtt, that thf 
piclart il just llial — a wow— or, t» I 
coDlnboior of boi oSre rrporla pbraaing it, 
"• bow wow." I, who have read The Chicago 
Trihune for atvrral jtar* wiibonl risking «o 
macb u one eyt on Carl Ed'» comit strip aftr r 
the 6ril hopeful injpertion, rnjoyed ii. 

I ahonld not havt predimrd mcceu 7or an 
oatfil Buigned lo ibr prodoclion of the picrare, 
u I would not predict boccegt for any allrmpi 
10 pirtariac a rotait Klrip The elemenla in- 
voUed in daily strip humor and «crcen humor 
arc aboal u diBiimilar as any two kiodred 
imtilnliou in thia biuy world. And 1 a-n bs- 
Rired by ■ fonng lady who baa read all aboal 
Harold Teen for ar manr yr*n ti I haTe 
ignorrd hiio thai ihe charaftera arr not in all 
euea thoar of the atrip, aUhnojih Jiek Duflv'n 
Crindpop and Arlhar Slone'a Harold are prar- 
licallr phoiDgrapbit in their fidelity lo the newn. 
print. Cooccmiag theie aame two anon, I 
ihoald lika to add thai I have never before 
believed Mr Duffy to be fanny and that I nevpr 
before coald aee ninirh of a chance (or Mr. 
Stone'a brand of footishnrt^ I am pleated lo 
noted that both lenilrmen bavr found occapa- 
tiona of a auitability warranting expenditure of 
the prodigioaa energy which hai alwiyi hren 
the in lo expend. 




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"The Love Soni>"— Feature 
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17.35 


&4,7e0.;.0 


'»" 


103,014 


46.69 


772,6C5.C0 


43,800 


44.74 


328.500.00 


I0» 


59,793 


27.23 


597.900.00 


31.004 


31.61 


310,040.^0 


1)*0 


8.363 


J. 74 


104,412.50 


2,086 


2.15 


26,075.00 


1100 


8.616 


3,B5 


132,240. CO 


2.9T6 


3.04 


44,640.00 




•62 


.39 


23.34I.J0 


1:21 


<22 


5,117.50 


T>bl 


220.345 


ion.no 1 1 ,Hai.3fi^,P0 


97 9oa 








BOYS 


GIRLS ' 1 


Iv; 


Pi'.7.™n« ^-•'.T'^;:"" 


pT:t\. 


fc±U' 


p.,..-i.,, M 

.1 C.l. 


P.*;^:,. 


t j.«« 


21 .29 


63.00 


16 


.31 


48.00 


.00 


3800 S3.T4 


« lb. 000. 00 


3074 


60.59 


5,370.00 


>M 


2600 i 36.78 


19,607.50 


1664 


32.59 


2.405.00 


leoe 


44S 


6.24 


4,450.00 


257 


5.C9 


2.570.00 


MM 


71 


1.05 


867,50 


34 


.67 


426.00 


IIM 


loe 


I.X5I 


1. 620.00 


25 


.49 


371.00 


11.00 


24 


^39 


900.00 


14 


.n 


S6«.00 


TMd 


7070 


100.00 


46.428.00 


5074 


lGD.(ifl Ai _7(ii;.nn 


*;.'.' 


Tool 


''mtm;'' 


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AV DAILr PLACEMENT— MEN ^ j 


IIOO 


3.331 


i.oe 


9, 993. CO 


.35 


.00 


60,908 


18.45 


304,54C.CO 


M.Z5 


AV DAILY PIACEMEKT— WOMEn269 


tAO 


161.069 


45.53 


133,017.50 


40.92 






.000 


91,499 


27.69 


9I4,9JO.OO 


33.93 


AV OAIL^ 


LA C EM E NT — C H ILDRE d3 


.IIO 


10.544 


3.19 


I3I.B00.OO 


4.96 






1100 


11.925 


J. 53 


176.675.00 


6.64 




OAiLT PLACEMENT M>5 


IS«o 


1,121 


.33 


29,920.60 


1.93 




f^TEHVIEW 


TmI 














Chow. 






tS6.000.00 




AV DAltY WAGE B.59 


T>u] 


330.397 


to. 00 i 


.638,136.30 


100. UO 













-- 




central Casting 


Corporation 




PlACEMEm-S 


U MONTHS JW, 1 1921 


TO DEC. 3( 1928 


INCLUSIVE 




MEN 


WOMEN 1 




N.s.b.' .1 




p*;k:„ 


PlIT.m.^l. 


T.,1.1 PI.,.n>.M. 


P.TSC.„ 


» 100 


4.189 




2.32 


12,567.00 


609 


■ 71 




.00 


30,063 


, 16.67 


150,315.00 


(9.529 


22.49 


97.645.00 


rso 


67,194 




37.25 


503,955.00 


33, 129 


36.16 


248,467.50 


,0 00 


62,32« 




34.53 


623,260.00 


29,533 


34.02 


295,330.00 


.JM 


7,117 




3.94 


68,962.50 


1,592 


1.84 


(9,900,00 


1(00 


9, 164 




5.0« 


137.310.00 


2.364 


2.72 


35,460.00 


1.00 


389 


1 .23 


9.452.50 


46 


.06 


969.50 


T»J 


180,432 


] 100.00 


1,525.822.00 


86^802 


100.00 


699,599.50 




BOYS 


GIRLS 1 


*M. 
(Ui. 


K;-:: 


P..!.n..i. ol 
T-ul PI.......M. 


p.idK',. 


?.::?::-:: 




p.idK^i. 


(100 


49 




.89 


I4T.00 


1 


.03 


3.00 


• 00 


2.188 




39.98 


10,940.00 


1,610 


46.82 


6,050.00 


>M 


2.300 




40.20 


(6.500.00 


1 .'262 


36. SI 


9.465.00 


.000 


SIS 




10.68 


5.850,00 


287 


8.32 


2.870,00 


"" 


162 




3.94 


2,025..0 


( 10 


3.17 


(.375.00 


..00 


127 




2.37 


1,905.00 


(22 


3.53 


1.630.00 


■ ■M 


161 




2.94 


4,635.00 


57 


1.62 


1,732.17 


T.ul 


S.4T2 




10(1. no 


42.00?.0q 








R.'.? 


T<M.I 


SH! 


TM.IW.,.. 


P.«.n 

iM.t 


ir..:' 


AV DAILY PLACEMtWT— MEM 494 


t 100 


4.MB 


I.7» 


14.544.00 




.58 


BOO 


53.190 

103. 78S 


I9.3T 
37. 98 


266,950.00 
776,387.50 


1 

3 


3.81 
.57 


AV DAJLY PLACEMENT-WOMEN 237 


.0 00 


92,731 


33.54 


927,310.00 


37.56 


AV DAILY PLACEMEKT-CKILWIEW 2i 


.tM 


8.981 


3.24 


II2.262.S0 


4,53 






.aoo 


1 1 ,767 


4.28 


176,505.00 


7.17 


TOTAL A V DAILY put CEMENT f gg 1 




653 


.24 


16.769.17 




.63 


"AV DAILY INTDVICW 


54 


Owti- 






176,963.10 




.15 


AV DAILY CANCELLATION 


39 
8.94 


I«J 


27(,IS5 


lOO.OO 2.469,^(1.28 


100 


00 





















CASTING THE 
NOTION PICTURE 

Annual report of the Central Casting Corporation in Holly 

wood shows a decrease in number of players employed, hut 

an increase in salaries paid. Players placed received a total 

of $2,469,711.28 in 1928. 



•^EXTRAL CASTING CORPORA- 
{^ TION of Hollywood and the 
studios reported that 1928 was a 
bad year in pictures. The agency in- 
dicated that the extras fared badly dur- 
ing the 12 months ending December, 
1928. In spite of a slump in produc- 
tion Central's reports show that the 
average daily wage paid to extras who 
worked last year was much higher 
than during 1927. Whereas 1927 
showed an average daily paycheck of 
$8.59, 1928 showed an average of $8.94 
per person. 

The analysis shows that those who 
worked received more money per day 
than previously but that comparatively 
few people worked during 1928. 

A'ery near the most outstanding fea- 
ture of the Central Casting Corpora- 
tion's report is that there was a great 
scarcity of calls for cheap talent. The 
extra board was filled with calls for 
$10 placements. There were about as 
many $15 calls as there were in 1927. 

The cause for the increase in demand 



for $10 extras and decrease in demand 
for $3 extras is in the fact that only 
one picture made in 1928 was iti any 
sense an approximate to an epic. It 
was "Noah's Ark." In epics $5 a day 
extras find a heavy call. Hollywood 
recently has gone almost without pic- 
tures requiring the big casts. 

Such pictures as "Interference" and 
"Broadway Melody" require a cast of 
principals and no cheaper talent what- 
ever. Talking pictures are not con- 
ducive to an increase in extra work. 

Male extras over 18 years of age re- 
ceived $1,525,822 in 1928. They re- 
ceived $1,823,205 in 1927. But there 
were only 180,400 male placements in 
1928 compared to 220,000 the year 
before. 

Feminine extras of adult age received 
$801,747 in 1927 as compared to 
$699,600 in 1928. Female placements 
dropped from 97,900 in 1927 to 86,800 
in 1928. 

Children received 12,000 jobs in 1927 
but only 9,000 in 1928. They received 



a total of $78,000 in 1927 and $67,300 
in 1928. 

One cause for the drop in total 
placements is probably in the fact that 
numerous independent casting agencies 
operated during 1928 relieving Central 
of a part of its responsibility. How- 
ever a checkup has revealed that these 
independents went through a rather 
disastrous year themselves because of 
the slump in production activity. 

It is surprising that 4,189 jobs were 
given adult males at $3 per day during 
1928. Only 609 jobs were given to 
adult women at the same rate of pay. 
And only one girl under 18 worked for 
less than $5 a day during the whole 
year. 

The past year's extra work brought 
Hollvwood people $2,469,711 and most 
of that money, $927,310, went to $10 
per day extras. At the same time ex- 
tra work gave employment to 276,155 
men, women and children and most of 
them worked on a $7.50 ticket. The 
number was 103.785. Seventy per 



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•^uSe SINNER . cA- 
OUT WITH THE TIDLu.cH.s. 

'5INNER5 IN m' ^^ 
■REDlA/lNf ^0^ . 

lVH[NDRf/lM5C0METf?UES 
JWEARYRIl/tR'^ ^';,Y- 
DUDE R/IAICH'' 



FBO 



E.H. 
CALVERT 

As 

MARKHAM 

in 

"THE CANARY 
MURDER CASE" 

Paramount's 100% talking 
Production. 



"Prep and Pep" Fox 

'■Moran of the Marines" 
Paramount 




cent of the entire amount spent on ex- 
tra work went for $10 jobs and $7.50 
jobs. Only seven per cent of the 
money went for people on $15 jobs. 
Most people who demand that figure 
are able to get work directly without 
working throu.gh tlie casting office. 
They often have an artist's representa- 
tive to handle their business. 

The most marked change in "tickets" 
is noticeable in the children's figures. 
In 1928 there were a great many who 
developed into $15 per day actors. 
There were fewer placements, it is true, 
but the percentage went skv high with 
$25,300 being paid for 3,500 daily 
placements for girls under 18. The 
increase in pav was noticeable in girls 
receiving $7.50', $10, $12.50 and $15. 

* * * 

The Hays organization installed a 
free call bureau in 1929 for actors re- 
ceiving more than $15 per day. There 
are 5,460 regularly employed. Approxi- 
mately 2,720 of them are receiving more 
than $150 per week. 

Onlv 35 are receiving more than 
S5,000'per week. 

Of these only 469 worked in talking- 
roles during the 12 months preceding 

lanuarv 1, 1929. 

* * * 

Representing these players are 26 
artist's representatives whose business 
it is to obtain employment for actors. 
H^ ^ ^ 

There are fewer foreign talent in 
Hollywood than in 1927. With the 
past few months 17 players have made 
their exodus from America. There are 
still about 850 foreign actors working 
for more than $150 per week. 
^ ^ ^ 

Shooting a picture ordinarily requires 
30 days. A picture with 415 scenes 
can maintain a schedule of 15 scenes a 
day with a competent director. In the 
case of epics such as "King of Kings." 
it is shot in three times that nun\ber of 
scenes and revamped in the cutting 
room. ■ 

A sequence may consist of one scene 
or 12 scenes. It is very difficult to 
shoot an entire sequence in one, two 
or three scenes. 

* * * 

There are 19 publications represented 
in Hollywood which are obtaining 
revenue from the motion picture in- 
dustry. Thirty-seven advertising solici- 
tors represent them. Of the 19 the fol- 
lowing are legitimate trade papers: 
ExHiiiiTORs Her.m.d-W'ori.d, Fihii Daily, 
Motion Piitiirc Nczi's and The Film 

Mcriinv. 

* * * 

People who made themselves known for 
their marked ability in talking pictures 
during 1928 are A\ Jolson, Charles King, 
William Powell, Eugene Paulette, Georgie 
Stone, CHve Brook, Bessie Love, Anita 
Page, Edward Exerett Horton, John 
Milian, Betty Compson, Evelvn Brent, 
John Boles, Tom Dugan, Pauline Fred- 
erick, Claude Gillingwater, Richard 
Tucker, Kenneth Thompson, George 
O'Brien, Otto Matiesen and Lionel 
Barrymore. 

■♦ • 

Whrrr (tops yoitr favorite star lirr? A 
map (if Beverly Hills shoiviiif; the loealioii 
of the homes oj famous persons in the 
motiim picture industry is published on 
another page. 



1929 The MOTION PICTURE ALMANAC 109 

WHAT IT COSTS 
TO PRODUCE A PICTURE 

C^OR the purpose of illustrating this inter- production budget is increased or decreased. In 

-^ esting and vitally important phase of the a picture costing above the $100,000 mark, 

motion picture, the itemised negative costs of such items as wardrobe and sets will show a 

a picture produced (silent version) on an $80,- marked increase in costs and percentage of the 

000 budget are used. total. Studio overhead is a varying item, also, 

The itemi2;ed costs of both the silent and the m negative costs, 
dialogue versions will be given. Despite these variances, the following figures 

It must be understood that specific items will will give a fair conception of the distribution of 

vary in cost and percentage of the total as the production costs. 

SILENT VERSION— S!80,000 

Item Cost Percentage 

Director ^ 6,640 8.30 

Story - 3,360 4.20 

Continuity 1,888 — . 2.36 

Director's staff 4,604 5.78 

Regular Cast 10,960 13.70 

Wardrobe - - 1,536 1.92 

Extra talent 4,644 5.80 

Subtitles - 1.136 1.42 

Properties, purchased and manufactured. 996 1.24 

Musicians 680 - - 0.85 

Cutting and projection 1,348 1.68 

Stills 112... 0.14 

Studio overhead 14,000 17.50 

Livestock 3,960 4.95 

Property department labor 656 0.82 

Scenery and sets 6,720 8.40 

Lighting 2,572 3.21 

Auto, truck and hauling 3,040 3.80 

Location rentals 600 0.75 

Typing 264.. 0.33 

Transportation to and from location by rail.. 2,132 2.66 

Film stock and laboratory 7,000 8.75 

Insurance 912 1.14 

Miscellaneous 240 . 0.30 



Total ^80,000 100.00 

DIALOGUE VERSION— S78,000 
Item Cost Percentage 

Director 4,430 5.66 

Story 1,500 1.92 

Continuity 1,200 1.54 

Director's staff 3,000 3.85 

Actors 6,540 8.39 

Raw stock 4,200 5.38 

Recording laboratory and apparatus 32,000 41.03 

Royalty 3,000 3.85 

Overhead 22,130 28.38 



Total ....^78,000 100.00 



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1929 



CHARLES ROSHER A.S.C 



Cinema tographer 



MARY PICKFORD PRODUCTIONS 



UNITED ARTISTS STUDIO 



1 



1 




bJbW MClNTCSH 

'S%^ Gheer/iil Vhilosopher" 
Gvery Sunday J\fiQhi Over KFWb. 



WARNER BROS 




SILENT PICTURES 
TALKING PICTURES lOayDowNEast DW.Griffitu. 
Non-support' WARNER BROS. "Driven" UNiversftL. 
"^ancy E>agg a qe WARNER BR05. Across ineAtlaniic'wARf^ERBRos 
jhe-^st i/Varnina universal 'Qjoe Z^ime" firsI National. 





^^ 


PAt r - r ,u:k:as 

"Two Lovers" — Samuel Goldwyn 
"The Night Watch"— First National 




%F^^ 


"The Woman from Moscow" — Para- 
mount 
"Hot News" — Paramount 
"Manhattan Cocktail" — Paramount 




^^Hk ^Hil"^' 


"Three Sinners" — Paramount 




"The Wolf of Wall Street"— Para- 




B^"^^ 


mount 







1929 



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111 



The Motion Picture Industry At a Glance 



FINANCES 

Invested in industry ^2,000,000,000 

Total theatre costs 1,700,000,000 

Assets of 20 leading corpora- 
tions 755,963,462 

Annual theatre admissions... 550,000,000 

Distribution gross 200,000,000 

Annual picture costs 115,000,000 

Annual Hollywood payroll... 50,000,000 

Invested in studios 5,000,000 

SALARIES 

("WeeJ^lv unless specified) 

Average star salary ^2,500 

Featured player average 750 

Directors (range of salary).... ^100 to 750 

Technical directors 250 

Costume designers 200 

Draughtsmen 200 



Scene painters 100 

Laboratory workers (range of salary) 

^25 to 175 

Title, scenario writers, etc. (annual) 

^15,000 and up 

EMPLOYED 

Employed in industry 250,000 

In theatres 110,000 

In production 75,000 

In distribution 20,000 

In other branches 30,000 

GENERAL 

Pictures produced annually 800 

Raw film stock produced month- 
ly (feet) 65,000,000 

Daily attendance at theatres 18,500,000 

Theatres wired for sound pictures 1,300 

Sound pictures released in 1928 200 



THE MOTION PICTURE 

INDUSTRY 

Herein is presented interesting and informative material 

concerning the fourth largest industry in the field of husi' 

ness. Much of this information has been collected from 

the organization headed by Will H. Hays 



/N an incredibly short time the mo- 
tion picture industry has grown 
from an idea into a giant — a giant 
both in the field of industry and in the 
field of entertainment. 

Hardly more than a quarter of a cen- 
tury a.eo, Thomas .\. Edison laid the 
foundation of the motion picture indus- 
try. He had an idea and at that time it 
seemed but a visionary idea — yet that idea 
developed into one of the greatest enter- 
tainment and commercial enterprises in 
the world. 

Today the motion picture industry 
ranks' fourth among the great industrial 
undertakings of the nation. 

Following steel, automobiles, transpor- 
tation and kindred industries, there 
stands in the front ranks of business, the 
motion picture. 

Since the day, in the early nineties, 
when George liastman achieved a thin 
flexilile film bas'e for photographic emul- 
sions, and William Kennedy Dickson put 
the finishing touches on a little black box 
that was the Edison Kinctoscope, more 
than $2,nOO,000,aX) have been invested in 
this unparalleled medium of educational 
amusement. 

From the status of a peep show in its 
early exisrtence, the motion picture has 
reached the enviable stage where it is the 
main fare of entertainment for the peo- 
ple of .\merica and the World. More 
than 18,.^00,000 persons go to the motion 
picture theatre every day for recreation 
and entertainment. Something like 20,.S00 
theatres (this figure is based on the es- 



timate of the Motion Picture Producers 
& Distributors of America) have been 
built at a cost of $1,700,000,000 to accom- 
modate this A'ast audience. 

To provide a proper program of film 
entertainment for the audiences: which 
daih' become more sophisticated it re- 
quires a production expenditure of $115,- 
000,000, at least, annually and the em- 
ployment of more than 250.000 men and 
women throughout the country. Con- 
sidering world production, distribution 
and exhibition, this figure is increased 
immeasurably. 

Of these workers, 75,000 are employed 
in production, 20,000 in distribution, 110,- 
000 in theatre and 30,000 in the many 
other branches of this amazingly intricate 
industry. 

Seventy-five producing companies turn 
out approximately 800 feature length 
films a year, and a picture craving public 
pays $S50,0(K),000 in admissions to see 
them. 

To supply the basic requirement for 
the making of these pictures more than 
65.000,00<.) feet or more than 12.000 miles, 
of raw film are manufactured ever}- 
month. Investments in studios total 
more than $5,000,000. The majority of 
these studios are located in California 
and New York — 25 in the West Coast 
state and a half a dozen or so in the 
East. 

There is a wide range in star salaries, 
however, the average is estimated at 
$2500, with featured players getting $750 
a week and extras anywhere from $3 to 



$15 a day. In cases the extra's pay goes 
over the $15 mark. 

Directors have salaries from $100 to 
$750 a week. Technical directors get 
$250. costume designers $200. draughts- 
men $200. scene painters $100. laboratory 
workers from $25 to $175. and wardrobe 
helpers $35. 

In addition there are the salaries, from 
$15,000 annually and up. which are paid 
to caption writers and special continuity 
and scenario people many of whom are 
imported from the field of the popular 
magazine and the daily press. 

Ninety per cent of American films are 
made in Hollvwood with an annual Hollv- 
wood payroll' of $50,000,000 dollars. Dis- 
tributors with their 596 exchanges in 41 
key cities gross $200,000,000 annually. 

Sound pictures, although young, have 
taken a tremendous hold upon the public 
and. up to January 1, 1929, 1.300 theatres 
were wired to show this medium. 

Nineteen hundred and twenty-eight pro- 
duction recorded the release of 200 sound 
features with indications that the 1929 
schedules would more than double this 
figure. The twenty leading corporations 
of the industry have assets of $755,963,462. 
a fi.gure which, in a year or so, is expected 
to be well over the billion dollar mark. 

And the industry is still in its infancy. 
Sound pictures are new and will not reach 
their full development for some time to 
come. Meanwhile, there are endless pos- 
sibilities for the expansion of the motion 
picture business. 



112 



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1929 





AL HILL 

Recent Releases 

"Roaclhouse" — Fox 
"Me Gangster" — Fox 

"ALIBI" — United Artists 
lOO':^- TALKING PRODUCTION 




Moetagme Love 

"The Haunled Ship" -7"ij5''"iy Slahl 
••My^te^ious Island'' M G M 
"The Last Warning" — Lniversal 
"Synthetic Sin'" — First National 
"The Haunled House" — First National 
"The Divine Lady'" — First National 
"The Hawks Nest" — First National 




ROBERT 
(BOBBY) 
BURNS 



JULES 
WHITE 



n riter 



"Wedded Blisters" 
Tuxedo-Educational 



lUri'ctor 

Educational 

Comedies 



Good Gags 



Type of production 2 reel comedy 

Two very good fun sequences are 
worked in this Tuxedo, the first re- 
lease in the new series. If they all 
shape up like this one, exhibitors are 
going to have something to talk 

aliout to their patrons who like comedy shorts. 

What follows is a series of incidents which contain 

many laughs. A moving day scene carries situations that 

will collect a lot of hearty chuckles anywhere. Jules White 

directed. 



1929 



The MOTION PICTURE ALMANAC 



u: 




SPEAKrNC SHADOWS 



T 



Making the sUent shadows spea\ is one of the most inter- 
esting phases, of physics. In this article the methods of 
recording and reprodncing tal\ing motion pictures is told 
in the language of the layman. 

By F. H. RICHARDSON* 

AT, so 'tis said, paid his fee at biuod that we ma\- enjoy the things which music of the finest bands and orches- 
the box office and entered a mo\ie already have been accepted as almost tras in the world are available in the 
after a considerable absence in commonplace, but which are not and homes, and by means of which plays 

by the world's best players may, and 
many believe, soon will supplant the 
barn-storming troupes of actors vary- 
ing from mediocre to just plain punk. 

Not only is it now true that all this 
is already available to many of our cities. 



the wilds. Settling himself in com- never really will be quite that, 

fort, he listened in contentment to music It may, I think, be fairly said, and 

coming from he knew not where, finally should in justice be said that the begin- 

remarking to a friend: "Sure, 'tis a dom ning of it all was that day not so very 

good thing they've learned them horn far back in the years when Thomas 

tooters to see in th' darruk. I'm not .-Mva Edison, seated at a workbench 

havin' me eyes bored out w-id them lights over in Menlo Park, New Jersey, first but it now seems certain that soon it will 



they used t' have I' 

Then came the silent news reel, fol- 
lowed )iy Movietone. Pat listened and 
stared a moment in amazement. 
Hastily retrieving his hat from 
underneath the seat, Pat arose 
and started for the door with 
the remark: "Sure, 'tis lilack 
ma.gic ut is, an' this is no place 
for a dacent son of ould Ire- 
land !" 

But Pat was, as you and I 
know, in error. It is not "black 
magic" that causes the shadows 

to speak, though we surely are tempted ering Ime impressed upon the outer 
to apply the term magician to those men diameter of a cylinder of wax by a 
of science who have brought about this finely pointed steel needle, 
latest marvel of a very marvelous aiul Of course it is a very far cry from 

wonderful aae. '''^' ^''-''t crude recording to the pho- 

It is my purpose in this article to tell tograph of President Coolidge or 
vou as accurately as I may and avoid a Thomas A. Edison being flashed on a 
lot of technical terms which would be huge screen before thousands, and 



listened to the faint, probably rather also be available in acceptable form to 
squeak}-, uncertain voice which was even the smallest village and hamlet, 
the reproduction of sound from a wav- Truly the tale of Aladdin and his won- 
derful lamp seems tame iieside 



Editor's l^ote: Mr. Richardson is staff technical expert of 
"Exhibitors Hf.r.\ld-World" and one of the best \nown 
authorities on projection problems m the motion picture in- 
dustry. He has been a student of sound recording and 
projection, and in this article he gives you the benefit of his 
\nowledge of the subject. 



what our men of science have 
accomplished in this new field 
of human achievement. 

Sound travels, or is propa- 
gated through the air in vi- 
brations called sound waves. 
These waves are of different 
frequencies — a .greater or less 
number per second — according 
to the pitch of the sound. If 
the sound be what we call "low" — that is 
to say relatively hoarse, as the sound 
from the bass pipes of a great organ or 
the sound from a dass drum, then 
the number of waves per second are rela- 
tively few. If the sound be high 
pitched — shrill — as the sound of a tenor 
lorn or a small boy's tin whistle, then 



about as intelligible to the average man made, with every semblance of perfect the number of waves per second will 



or woman as would Eg\ptian hieroglyph- 
ics just how, in what manner and by 
what means these magical shadows do 
seem to speak. 

First of all, let it be clearly under- 
stood that this wonder was not brought 
about without years of research ; days, 
weeks, months and years of costly and 
olttimes disappointing experiments and 
hard, exhausting work to the very point 



naturalness, to address them. That, 
however, was the real beginning of 
what w'e now somewhat flippantly term 
"canned speech." Thomas A. Edison 
was, without the question of a doubt, 
the one who blazed the now so splen- 
did trail by means of which we may 



be very high. The number of waves 
per second is termed the "frequency" 
and these frequencies may range from 
as low as fifty up to thousands per 
second. 

Get this clearly: a "loud" sound may 
at the same time be a "low" sound, in 



send the best singers of the world into the sense that it may be low pitched, 
cities they have never even heard of. Conversely a low sound may be a very 
to actually appear before and sing to shrill sound. The amount of sound is 



of heartbreak. Men have almost sweat their people; by means of which the measured in what we call "Volume.' 



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WALTER CAMP, President 

JOHN BOYCE-SMITH, Vice President 

E. C. JENSEN, Sales Manager 

INSPIRATION 

PICTURES 

INC. 

Executive Offices 
565 Fifth Ave., New York 

Production: Tec-Art Studios 
5360 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, Cal. 

HENRY KING'S 

"SHE GOES 
TO WAR!" 

featuring 

ELEANOR BOARDMAN 

ALMA RUBENS 

JOHN HOLLAND 

AL ST. JOHN 



Adapted by Fred de Gresac 
from the novel by 

RUPERT HUGHES 

Scenario by Howard Estabrook 
Directed by Henry King 



The epic of woman's imperishable 
part in the Great Conflict 



Produced in association with 
Victor and Edward Halperin 



INSPIRATION 
PICTURES, INC. 

Released through United Artists 



but volume has nothing to do with 
whether it be high or low. 

You all know that it is the string of 
a violin vibrating under the bow that 
causes the sound you hear. You also, 
1 think, know in a somewhat less un- 
derstanding way that it is the vibra- 
tion of a disc to which the phonograph 
needle is attached that causes the 
sounds you hear from the phonograph 
horn; also that it is the aforesaid 
needle riding in a groove that causes 
the needle to vibrate exactly as a sim- 
ilar disc was vibrated by the air waves 
when the record was made, so that 
waves or vibrations exactly similar in 
every way to the waves or vibrations 
which operated the taking disc are re- 
produced in the air by the phonograph 
disc. 

That is comparatively easy to under- 
stand, but sound on the film is another 
story — and a much more difficult one 
to describe intelligibly without consum- 
ing a great amount of space, supple- 
mented by many photographs. I will, 
however, do the best 1 can with the 
difficult subject. 

* * * 

In this case the problem is to trans- 
form air vibrations into electrical vibra- 
tions and those in turn into light 
vibrations and then in their turn into 
photographic densities in a form which 
will permit of them to be again trans- 
formed into light densities which may be 
transformed into electrical vibrations and 
those latter vibrations themselves 
transformed into air vibrations of ex- 
actly the same frequencies and values 
of the original air vibrations or sound 
waves which originally set the various 
operations into action. 

Remove your chapeau.x — ladies as 
well as men — out of respect for those 
men who have given us apparatus of 
such unbelievable accuracy that such 
a train of sequences can be carried 
through with error tolerances so small 
that even the most minute variations 
in sound are reproduced with apparent 
perfection. 

In recording sound by photography, 
the process is very roughly, as follows: 
A "microphone" similar to those used 
in radio broadcasting, receives the 
sound waves upon the face of its 
"diaphragm," a metallic sheet only one 
line-thousandth of an inch in thickness, 
lience very sensitive to any pressure 
exerted against it. The waves cause it 
to vibrate with precisely their own fre- 
quency (number of vibrations per sec- 
ond), and slightly or heavily according 
to whether the sound has heavy or 
light volume. It then follows that 
these vibrations are an exact duplica- 
tion of the sound waves themselves, 
both in the matter of frequency and 
depth of vibration. 

When I say "slightly or heavily" it 
must be understood that we are dealing 
with thousands of an inch, or with 
fractions of one one-thousandth of an 
inch. To the nude eye the "mike" disc 
would appear to remain perfectly sta- 
tionary and rigid. 

These vibrations are, by the action 
of the condenser (old type microphones 
used a different type pick-up, but I be- 
lieve all now use the condenser, which 
is much more delicate and accurate) 
transformed into electrical vibrations 
in a circuit connected with an "ampli- 



fier," which is really not an amplifier 
at all, but merely a device by means 
of which a very weak current is made 
to control a very much heavier cur- 
rent, and to cause it to assume vibra- 
tion characteristics exactly the same as 
its own. 

But we now arrive at a parting of 
the ways, because different producers 
use different types of apparatus to 
transpose the resultant electric vibra- 
tions into light, and to cause that light 
to be delivered to the negative film in 
the motion picture camera. 

One uses a "Neo" lamp, which is a 
lamp so made that when it is burning, 
a halo of highly sensitive gas surrounds 
its filament and forms a highly atonic 
light source, the brilliancy ot which 
changes with every variation in the 
strength of the exciting current. 

In considering this latter it will be 
necessary to draw upon the imagina- 
tion in the attempt to understand the 
literally enormous rapidity of the action 
of electricity and light. tJnless you can 
accomplish that you cannot possibly 
grasp the possibilities for the density 
of illumination of such a lamp varying 
in say one one-millionth of a second, 
which is exactly what actually takes 
place. 

Remember we are now changing 
electrical vibrations controlled or set 
up by air vibrations carrying sound 
into light intensity variations, which 
same are made to impinge upon a nar- 
row strip at one side of the film, first 
passing through a "slit" formed by two 
knife edges fixed microscopically one 
and one-half thousandths of an inch 
apart. This slit is about one-tenth of 
an inch long. We then have a hori- 
zontal line of light of the above dimen- 
sions, which is by lens action reduced 
somewhat when it strikes the film. 

We then have a line of light say 
one-thousandth of an inch thick by 
one-tenth of an inch long (NOT accu- 
rate measurements) striking one side 
of a negative film as it passes through 
the motion picture taking camera. You 
know that the impression made by light 
upon a negative film will depend upon 
(a) the time the light shines upon the 
film and (b) the brilliancy and (c) 
the actinic value of the light. 



All right! The time of exposure is 
fixed by the speed the film moves past 
the slit, which is at the rate of ninety 
feet per minute. The actinic value of 
the light is fixed, hence its brilliancy 
is the only factor to be considered, and 
that is gauged by the value of the cur- 
rent at the time, measured in millionths 
of a second, which value is in turn 
gauged by the vibrations of the micro- 
phone disc. We then will have in the 
form of variation in photographic 
densities what amounts to a photo- 
graphic representation of the micro- 
phone disc vibrations, or in other words 
of the sound waves, when the film is 
finally developed. 

Another method, now being used by 
some producers, is to gauge the amount 
of light incident upon the sound track 
of the film (negative) by means of 
what is called a "light valve." This 
"valve" is a contrivance having an 
electrically operated slit which opens 
and closes, thus permitting the passage 
of a greater or less amount of light. 



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in accordance with the variations in 
vibration of the microphone diaphragm. 

In both cases the procedure is essen- 
tially the same between the microphone 
and sound recording apparatus and in 
all cases the results at the horn or loud 
speakers are essentially the same, 
though of course each claims and prob- 
ably has certain advantages and disad- 
vantages. 

Still another method now giving 
promise of coming into large use is 
what is known as the "variable area" 
method of recording sound upon the 
film. It utilizes essentially the same 
procedure between the microphone and 
sound recorder, but there the similarity 
ceases, since whereas but one film is 
utilized in recording the sound upon the 
film by other methods, and both the 
picture and sound record is made in 
the camera by them all, by this method 
two separate films are used, the picture 
record being made upon one and the 
sound record upon the other; also the 
sound record is made by a separate 
machine, which is caused to run at pre- 
cisely the same speed as the camera 
itself. 

By this method the light incident 
upon the film — the recording light — is 
constant in value, but the beam is 
focused upon a tiny mirror cemented 
to a oscillograph galvanometer consist- 
ing of a molybdenum wire loop through 
which the current from the microphone 
is made to circulate after it has been 
amplified 100,000,000 or more times. 
\\'hen the current is passing through 
this loop it does a shimmy — vibrates — 
and the vibrations are such that the 
mirror is made to move the light beam 
sidewise across the film sound track in 
exact accordance with the frequency 
and the volume of the sound waves 
which set the microphone diaphragm 
into motion. 

The net result is a series of expo- 
sures of a portion of the film sound 
track to the light in the form of sharp 
triangles, which are really not triangles 
at all, but "peaks" of greater or less 
base width and height. These expo- 
sures are developed out entirely 
opaque, so that the resulting sound 
track is half black (opaque to light) 
and half transparent, and when, in the 
course of projection, the sound track 
is made to pass under a slit of light 
about one one-thousandth of an inch 
high or "thick" by long enough to cover 
the whole sound track, the result is 
light variation intensities which may, 
by means of a photo-electric cell, be 
changed into electrical vibrations which 
will operate a loud speaker and send 
forth into the air sound waves which 
are almost magically perfect duplica- 
tions of the waves which originally set 
the whole process into motion. 

Phew! There, I hope you can under- 
stand all that at least to some extent. 
It's no easy task to put it into even 
half-way understandable language. If 
you think it is, here is the typewriter. 
You may take my place and tackle the 
job. I'm very certain you're welcome 
to it! 

And now to get all that recording 
back into sound waves and into the 



horns or loud speakers, which won't be 
quite so hard — maybe. 

First, please understand that the re- 
cording methods I have described all 
result in two types of sound track, 
namely: the variable area and the kind 
that was first described, consisting of 
successive shadings of photographic 
silver salts upon the track, visible to 
the eye in the form of very fine lines 
running across the sound track. 

Both these widely variant types of 
sound track recordings may be repro- 
duced bv exactly the same process. 
By that I mean that either one may be 
threaded into the same motion picture 
projector, in exactly the same way, and 
without any change in the apparatus, 
may be reproduced perfectly. Please 
don't ask me why that is so. I don't 
know, but it is the fact. 

Reproducing the sound from film is 
done as follows: Attached to the mo- 
tion picture projector, in such position 
that its center is fourteen and one-half 
inches away from the center of the pro- 
jector picture aperture, following the 
devious path pursued by the film, is 
what is called a "sound gate." This 
"gate" is merely a tiny opening, upon 
which the light from a small lamp giv- 
ing steady, unvarying illumination, is 
concentrated after having passed 
through an appropriate train of lenses 
and a "slit" exactly the same as the 
one already described as being used in 
the recording. 

Thus we have the sound track illu- 
minated by a tiny line of light extend- 
ing clear across it, but only about one- 
thousandth of an inch high or "thick." 
This means that only one one-thou- 
sandth of the length of the sound track 
is illuminated at a time, as it passes 
the aperture at the rate of ninety feet 
per minute. 

This light of course passes through 
the sound track, and there, by the shad- 
ings of the photography of either pro- 
cess described, its brilliancy is changed 
until we again have, in the resultant 
light beam, an exact reproduction of 
the microphone diaphragm vibrations 
in the form of light. 

This light beam now enters what is 
called the "photo-electric cell," which 
our fore daddies in Salem would cer- 
tainly have picked up with a pair of very 
long tongs and burned in the very hot- 
test fire they could create, for it is jusr 
plain witchcraft and black magic rolled 
into one. 

The interior of this witch (it is really 
a glass globe, air tight and fitted with 
a contact base the same as a radio 
vacuum tube) is lined with a thin coat- 
ing of silver. This is merely to make 
electrical contact between the material 
with which the silver is, in its turn, 
coated and one wire of an electric cir- 
cuit entering the witch globe, the other 
wire terminating in a round loop in 
the center of the globe. 

The material with which the silver is 
coated is a special form of metal potas- 
sium. The globe also contains a small 
amount of a rare gas, such as Argon, 
and that last is the key which unlocks 
the whole thing. 



We now have a globe lined with a 
material as described, in the center of 
which is a wire loop. From the globe 
all air has been exhausted, in its stead 
a small quantity of gas has been in- 
jected. The globe lining forms the 
terminal of one side of a circuit con- 
necting with the first stage of ampli- 
fication through a storage battery of 
considerable power. The wire loop 
forms the other side of this circuit. 
The gas, when the cell is dark, entirelj' 
insulates the lining material and the 
loop, so that no current can or does 
flow. 

And now comes the dirty work! 
When the light beam we have described 
is permitted to enter the cell, its action 
upon the metal potassium with which 
it is lined, serves to ionize the gas and 
make of it an electrical conductor IN 
EXACT PROPORTIOX TO THE 
AMOUNT OF LIGHT INCIDENT 
UPON THE MATERIAL .\T ANY 
SPLIT FRACTION" OF THE MIL- 
LIONTH OF A SECOND. And thus 
we have a circuit of current sent for- 
ward to the amplifiers which is an exact 
reproduction, in electrical form, of the 
fluctuations of intensity of the light 
beam from the sound track! 

This current is then sent forward 
through stages of amplification until it 
finally is strong enough to operate the 
horns or loud speakers, and presto 
changeo, we have sent forward into 
the air by their receiver discs an exact 
reproduction of the sounds which orig- 
inally set this black magic train into 
action. 

It would, it seems to me, be rather 
futile to undertake a detailed descrip- 
tion of the various apparatus itself. It 
is still being changed and improved 
too rapidly, but I have tried to tell you 
what makes the sound wheels go 'round. 
If I have succeeded even moderately 
well in that I think I've accomplished 
about all that could reasonably be ex- 
pected from one man at one time. 

I might add, however, that even now 
I have been privileged to witness all 
"talkie" sound productions displayed in 
theatres which many present declared 
to be distinctly superior to the enter- 
tainment value that would have been 
supplied had the real actors appeared. 
This was because, due to magnification 
of both figures and voices, it was pos- 
sible to both see and hear with vastly 
greater ease. However, this is not yet 
the general rule because of still existing 
faults in both recording and reproduc- 
tion, which I prophesy will in the rela- 
tively near future all be ironed out. 

One thing is certain, however, it will 
be far easier to smooth out the record- 
ing into perfection than it will be the 
reproduction. The former is entirely 
in the hands of experts. The latter is 
too often in the hands of "that's good 
enough" projectionists and theatre 
managers. Sorry, gentlemen, but facts 
are facts. Reproduction of sound in 
synchronism with motion requires just 
as expert handling; just as careful, 
painstaking intelligent work on the 
part of the theatre manager and the 
projectionist as the recording demands 
from every one connected with it. 



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Hugh Allan 

"Sin Town"— Pathe 
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Director-Producer 



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''Everything He Touches 
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One often hears that expression. 
Contrary to what many believe it is 
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Knowledge can be gained by long 
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Audiens have resurrected a socalled "dead" language 
into one of the "talkingest" of tongues, and in the illus- 
trations on this and the two succeeding pages is another 
evidence of the many changes that have been brought ab<iut 
by synchronization of sound and sight upon the screen. 



The Old Greek of ancient Athens is performing a herculean 
task in the studios as the result of a practicable classifica' 
tion index worked out by William Ray MacDonald, of 
the School of Speech, University of Southern California. 
The original word charts, reproduced herewith, were de- 



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signed by Professor MacDonald. 

One of the first problems that arose with the applica- 
tion of sound to motion pictures was the training of the 
voices of actors and actresses for the speaking screen. 
When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 
was launched in Hollywood, its leaders took upon them- 
selves the job of developing speaking voices among players 



whose only association with the iield of entertainment had 
been in pantomime. 

The initial step was the organization of a school of 
motion picture technic at the University of Southern Cali- 
fornia, the courses to include study of voice culture, of 
cinematography, of the motion picture laboratory, and 
esthetics. And that was where Professor MacDonald, as 



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head of the department of dramatics in 
the university's school of sjiecch, came 
into the picture. With Dean K. K. Immol 
of the school of speech he was named tcj 
make an exhaustive study of the produc- 
tion side of the industry, in preparation 
of the university course. 

Voice training of players — hoth stars 
and prospective stars — became the par- 
ticular field of MacDonald's endeavor, 
and for that he called into play an im- 
proved form of the Telegraphone, with 
which he and Dean Immel had been ex- 
perimenting. 

Training of the voice for speaking 
parts in audiens is purely a physiological 
problem, MacDonald told the writer on 
the occasion of a Chicago convention of 
7(X) members of the National .Association 
of Teachers of Speech. It is a study of 
muscles and cords. And that was the 
reason for the devising of the charts. 

Harry Rapf, associate jiroducer of 
Metro-Goldwyn-Majer, inspired Mac- 
Donald to draw' up the classifications 
when Rapf found necessary a workaljlc 
scheme for listing vocal qualifications — 
and defects — of players preliminary to 
casting for dialogue productions. 

There were two directions in which 
such a system was required. In the first 
place, proven stars of the silent screen 
were so great an original investment on 
the production budgets that it was im- 
perative that any defects in their voices 
for audiens be detected at once and cor- 
rected, if possible. Secondly-, development 
of new players called just as imperatively 
for proper teaching in speech, and ihal 
teaching could come efficiently only il the 
whole subject were properly classified. 

Professor MacDonald, formerly a star 
of the legitimate stage, took down the 
old Greek lexicon, and from the Greek 
roots of words' and their combinations 
derived a new dictionary of terms lo 
cover every phase of the characteristics 
of the human voice. 

An experimental diagnosis sheet for 
speech classification was devised, as 
shown herewith in the record of Anita 
Page, young Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer play- 
er. Miss Page had had no training what- 
ever on the speaking stage. Her voice 
was classified under the headings of 
"general terms," "vocal qualities," "pitch 
or range" and "defects." I'nder "general 
terms" were included such matters as 
accent, cadence, inflection and modulation. 
Vocal qualities from which her classifica- 
tion was drawn included heavy voice, 
light, hard, full, mellow, sepulchral, and 
a host of others. The gamut of range 
was covered in a third classification, and 
possible defects such as deafness, stam- 
mering, lisping and hissing were covered 
in a fourth column. 

The use of the Telegraphone was so 
skilfully planned, that much of the time 
the "patient" did not know that by means 
of a microphone the characteristics of her 
voice were bcin;^ registered — and jotted 
down — in another room. Professor Mac- 
Donald said that in an incredibly short 
time improvements were noted from the 
training that followed a classifying of the 
voice's needs. 

And — possibly more important — the 
player herself was able, after first hear- 
ing of the record taken of her voice, to 
correct a number of errors both in 
enunciation and in emphasizing of certain 
tones, MacDonald declared. 

.\ chart of standard speech terminology, 
was evolved from these beginnings. This 
chart also is reproduced. 



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Ready for Release: 
THE HAUNTED LADY 

with Laura LaPlante 



WESLEY 
RUCCLES 



Productions 



In Preparation : 
Dialog-Harmony Feature with 

PALL WHITEMAN 

And His Band 

All-Talkie 
"The Shannons of Broadway" 

with James and Lucile Gleason 




Al Thompson 



E(liicatii>nal Studio 

Does Not Require A Double 
He-6315 




Theodore Lorch 

"'Tlie Show Boat" — Universal 

"The Canyon of Adventure" — First 

National 
"The Roval Rider"~Fjr.s/ National 




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121 



SLCCtSlbD 
lALKING 1 

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NAMbS hOR 
PICTURES 

erald'World" to talie out of the lexicon of the 


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\^_y dignity and dccen 


cy that the new wonder o 


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AUDIO PICTURES 








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GRAPHO-ART PICTURES 




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AUDIBLE PICTURES 


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PHOTORALS 


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AUDIGRAPH 




HEARITAUK 




PICTALK 


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1929 




Bareey Hellem 

Barney Google Comedies 
Dannour-R K O 




Bee Hendricks, Jr 



3 '^^ • 



"The Toilers"— T/#«/iy-Sfa/i/. 
"Waterfront"— First National. 
"The Fos" — British Dominion. 




BORIS CHARSKY 

"Captain Lash" — Fox 

"The Red Dance"— Fox 

"Thru Different Eyes"— Fox 



^Hfc'' ^MMk ^K 

Charles Klein 

Director 

William Fox 
Productions 


'TheTellTale 
Heart" 

. Blindfold" 

'The Sin 
Sister" 


- ^3y Q. E. D._ ^ 


"Blindfold" Provides PIcnt\ 
Of Fast Action ~ Charles 
Kleiit Shows Consitlerahk 
Ability In Direction Of Xe\\ 
Coe Script 


■^LINDKOLD" mnv.'s faslvi tlior 
a t;ip (Iniicet's fet-t. Thcr.' nmT 
i%Tc boen a hit of drag in tliP oarl.T 
^fts of tliff fiiit rwl. but after that 
ti, boy I Wc just hclJ our hnt durin:; 
ftjs film at the New Tlic.itcr. Court 
trials arc disiioscd of iu linif a r^cl 
daring hold-ups in less. \Vc hnatly ;:Mt 
into the spirit of the thiiii,' ami \vo 
•want to tell you tliat we bad a cork- 
ing -good time- 

T^HE direction is by on*' rimil.. 
Klein. Tl.i. M-. Kloin tir^i. " 


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123 



MAKING THE SILENT SCREEN TALK 



Filament 

/\ Condenser Slit Objectne; 




Figure 1. 




Above: Diagram of optical system of 
sound pick-up in the Movietone method 
of sound-mi-film . The P-E. or photo- 
electric cell, is the "heart" of somid 
pictures by the film method. It is this 
cell irhich changes a beam of light into 
speech and music. 



Above: Section of Photophoue Jilm, 

another sound'On-film method. Note 

sound track at right. 




Silver layer 
Sensitive surface. 



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thru film 




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The light track, or speech, is the 

sha ded si rip at the right. 



Above: The photo-electric cell used ii 

the Movietone method of sound-07i-fih> 

reproduction. 



Left: The sound-proof camera booth 

used in producing sound pictures by 

the Vitaphone, or sound-on-disc. 

method. 



Right : The projection machine gives 
the audience both visual and audible en- 
ti rtainmcnt by the \' it a phone method. 




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Frank Reicher 

Actor-Director 

"Mask of the Devil" — M G M 
"Someone to Love" — Paramount 
"His Captive Woman" — First National 
"The Fog" — British Dominion 
"Strange Cargo" — Pathe 
"Napoleon's Barber" — Fox 
"The Missing Man" — Pathe 




Robert Wilber 

"Wilderness Patrol," Bishoff 
"The Last Coininand." Paranunint 
"The Stool Pigeon." Columbia 
"The Way of the Strong," Columbia 
"The Gate Crasher," Universal 




ROLAND DREW 

"Ramona" — United Artists 
"Lady Raffles" — Columbia 
"Broadway Fever" — Tiffany Stahl 
"Evangeline" — United Artists 




PAT HARMON 

"The Haunted Ship" — Tiffany-Stahl 

•Waterfront" — First National 

'The Sideshow" — Columbia 

'Sal of Singapore" — (Pathe Talking Picture) 



1929 



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I2i 




RECORD 
GROSS RECEIPTS 

Record wee\ly gross receipts of leading theatres in America 
for 1928 are represented on this and following pages. The 
screen entertainment responsible for these records also is 

listed 



Albany 

Theatre Gross 

Lcland $ 8,000 

T/iis was the weel{ of February 
1 3, uith M G M's "West Point." 
A 2? cent admission house. 

Ritz (Mark) 9,000 

This was the wee\ of October 
29, u'lth Warner Brothers "State 
Street Sadie." A 3? cent house. 

Strand (Mark) 16,000 

Tins lids the wee}{ of October 
1. with Warner Brothers "The 
Singing Fool." A JO cent house. 

Chicago 

Theatre Gross 

Granada $ 52,463 

This record gross was made dur- 
ing the run of Warner Brothers' 
"The jazz Singer." 

Marbro 58,686 

This record was made by R K O's 
"Hit of the Show.' with Eddie 
Ci'.ntor in personal appearance. 

Cleveland 

Theatre Gross 

Allen ..$ 28,000 

This was the wee\ of March 
24, ii'ith Paramount's "Red 
Hnir." Mae Murray's per- 
sonal appearance with "Sere- 
nade" the wee\ of January 15, 
topped this figure, however. 

Hippodrome 17,000 

This was the wee\ of October 
20. with Foxs "Four Sons." 

Palace 30,000 

This was the wee\ of Septem- 
ber 22. with Fox's "Street 
Angel." 

State 37,000 

This was the weel{ of Septem- 
ber 1. ujith Our Gang in per- 
sonal appearance and M C M's 
"The Cameraman." 



State 30,000 

This was the wee\ of Septem- 
ber 15, u'lth Warner Brothers 
"Lights of T^eu) Tor^." 
Stillman 25.000 

This was the wee}[ of T^ovem- 
ber 11, with Warner Brothers 
"The Singing Fool," which 
played the house seven wee\s. 

Des Moines 

Theatre Gross 
Capitol 

.\'o actual ^gures available, al- 
though First 'hlational's "Show 
Girl." holds the record gross for 
the year. 

Des Moines 

y^o actual figures auailable, al- 
though Warner Brothers "The 
Singing Fool." holds the record 
gross for the year. 

Kansas City 

Theatre Gross 

Mainstreet ^ 36,700 

This was the wee\ of Septem- 
ber 30 with First Tvjational's 
"Lilac Time." 

Midland 30,000 

This was wee\ of July 8. with 
United Artists "Ramona." 

Newman 35,500 

This was wee\ of yiovember 10. 
with Warner Brothers "The 
Singing Fool." 

Pantages 16,000 

This was the wee\ of August 
30. with "Port of Mi.ssing 
Girls." '^ 

Royal 9,000 

This was the wee\ of '}^ovem- 
ber 3. with Paramount's "Beg- 
gars of Life." 

Los Angeles 

Theatre Gross 

Carthay Circle ^ 25,000 



(Seats 1650. Prices 75c, $1 and 

$1.50) 
This record gross was made the 
second wee\ of the 10 weel^ 
run of First Tvfational's "Lilac 
Time." This was the biggest 
wee\ in the history of the 
house. 

EXTENDED RUNS 
"Four Sons" 

8 weeks.... $ 92,000 

"Fazil" 

7 weeks..-. 53,300 

"Lilac Time " 

10 weeks-. 145,800 

"Mother Knows Best" 

6 weeks.... 56,800 

"Interference" 

5 weeks.... 43,650 

"The Barker" 

6 weeks.... 55,400 

Chinese (Grauman's) 32,500 

(Seats 1954. Prices 75c, $1 

and $1.50) 
This record gross was made by 
"White Shadows of the South 
Seas," an MGM picture. 

EXTENDED RUNS 
"The Circus" 

18 wceks....$385,600 

"The Trail of '98" 

10 weeks.... 128,000 

"White Shadows of 

the South 

Seas" 11 weeks...- 241,000 

"Noah's Ark" 

12 weeks.... 193,100 

Criterion 20,000 

(Scats 1500. Prices 50c and 

65c) 
This record gross ivas made by 
"Jn Old Arizona," a Fox pro- 
duction. 

EXTENDED RUNS 
"The Ja;: Singer" 

9 weeks.... $102,960 

"In Old Arizona" 

(still running) 4 

weeks 69,750 

Paramount 37,000 



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Originals 



Adaptations 




DOROTHY YOST 



Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 




KrxuteErlckson 

§ta.r-ti?d a* a bai-taff of Ma.cK<Swa.in.,bi lied as 
Srlckson.'v'SJi-a.V.urUh.BelcU.tir'S Comedians. 
OUent toNfwyorkanJ afjpeared. in, amnsieal acf 
a'i £ri cksoa %■ Sllar|o. U?e fildyeJ al Tonij Pastors. 
(oJsoHubei-s Muieum Ask JoeKeatoo). KaewB-lster Kedon t^henhe 
h,*-, only so hlyh. .Pld sfa^le Se^eaemaskal «t a.u\ W'VV'^jJ^^A'^'^-^ 
KosIerVBcQl Music Hall. Starred lathj? sured.shd.alecl (jlayYoNYoNsot,. 
Starred laGeo^roaaiiursts'THE MAN fwn Sweden ". ?layecl "'n original 
"Bi;ST£RBROwN"CO. , 

Starred mtliemiftkal Coinedy"TM£S£niNflRY6l(!L ',' and Created tfie 
characleRy-pflFrY MM wlilclii ols latfr awainniae ollii"i froductions. 

■Pld/ed i^oH h Eddie foy i'n'The OrcKid 'i.) tie Herold <§^VCas;noTh«Qlra. 
InxIfFryanjA was (tie lead . Tllaiid Pul tori "V Lili 111 fi- Lorraine Started on me road 

f9;Gmeuriltl1his skew. tUas prtacipal ComedloA. u.ittl"His Majest^^^Poturiiyi 
■&larich'RJ'>^- Starred m Jesse L. Laskyi c^i^anlic ua.u.deui lie acts 
"HTTHEtJMLponF" VOM THE HouStrOP." _ , 

?lay>ci oa Orfjhciitn G'lvuil in single cfuirairter act- nayed|3riaaf5a.l. 
CDin^Jy part in JosHou)ard5masicalcorTii'dy"rRlVOcOU5 6ERRLPINE!' 
(9tarreA in. reu'ual o! TKe Seminary <j"rl. 
(Starred in,th.e musical Coitfds'He'S IN A6ftlN". 

T^ayed comedy ckaracTerpo-rt tulth. 8lanck ntnq In 8roaxlwo.y 'V 
6u.1termilkV UJent to France. Head«d _a.ll Soldier 5llO">i*enow»«5Up.' 

Came to HollyuJ"""! . Got first chance IriJKe movlpsuiilh JosCruze's^ 
prociac1ioay&r?ar<imour>.1 n_amed6aS0ll ne Gus ploying' Sera |3 -Iron,- 
.W'tfnsorv- 'Played leadmo role In6moryJbKfiSciri'ssea story 
"THE NON-STOP FLI6HT': 

Poioresj)el "Rio'sialtl^r ia"lheKedJ?aace 
Poro thy TTlaclMrilli. fattier In" water front." 

Principal Character bart in"§carlet §eas''5torrii3l?rcliardDa_tlhol(noss, 
Jast /inished princlfjal character (Dart o/-Unclf__ Pani i^ithe^nrsj- ^^ 
NoCtTonal's /or1tlCoi7iinoV!TAf HOME picture THE &(|)URLL. 



Permanent address' , ,,,„,,_», 

actors t^olTy assn N,Y.Cn7 

^lep\<0t««s(HoiLYvrOOD)(JlC. 97^^.^0.4102 






(Seats 3600. Prices 75c and 

$1) 
This record gross was made by 
"The Gay Defender," a Para- 
mount picture. 

State (Loew's) 40,000 

(Seats 2400. Prices 50c, 65c 

and $1) 
This record gross was made by 
"Our Dancing Daughters,' an 
M G M picture. 

United Artists 29,800 

(Seats 2100. Prices 50c, 65c 

and $1) 
This record gross was made by 
"My Best Girl," a United Art- 
ists picture. 

EXTENDED RUNS 
"My Best Girl" 

3 weeks-. $ 61,300 

"The Tempest" 

3 weeks.... 56,000 

"The Man Who 

Laughs" 2 weeks.... 28,200 
"Two Lovers" 

3 weeks.... 48,000 

"The Dove" 

3 weeks.... 55,900 

"Woman Disputed".... 

3 weeks.... 48,000 

"The Awakening" 

2 weeks.... 33,000 

"The Rescue" 

2 weeks.... 30,000 

Warner Brothers 39,000 

(Seats 2756. Prices 65c and 75c) 
This record gross was made by 
"The Singing Fool," a Wanier 
Brothers attraction. 

EXTENDED RUNS 
"Tenderloin" 

3 weeks.... $ 64,700 

"Women They Talk 



About"-. 2 weeks.... 53,000 
"Lights of New York" 

4 weeks.... 100,000 

"The Terror" 

4 weeks.... 104,000 

"State Street Sadie" 

2 weeks.... 51,000 

"The Singing Fool".... 

6 weeks.... 192,400 

"On Trial" 

4 weeks.-.. 81,400 

"The Home Towners" 

2 weeks.... 45,000 

Milwaukee 

Theatre Gross 

Alhambra $ 26,000 

Unnier.sars "Uncle Tom's Cabin" 
drew this record gross during its 
record run m October. 



Minneapolis 

Theatre 
Hennepin-Orpheum 

Actual gross not obtainable, al- 
though record picture of year 
was "Warming Up" (Para- 
mount), played during week, 
of July 28. 

Minnesota 

Actual gross not obtainable, 
although record picture of year 
was "Excess Baggage" (M G 
M). played during lyeel^ of 
September 23. 

State 

Actual gross not obtainable, al- 
though record of picture of year 
was "The Singing Fool" CWB). 
played during three u'ee}{s, 
October l2-l^ovember 2. 



Gross 



Montreal 

Theatre Gross 

Palace $ 22,000 

This was the wee\ of Septem- 
ber 1, with Fox's Movietone, 
"Street Angel." 

New Haven 

Theatre Gross 

Bijou ? 9,000 

This was the wee\ of October 
S, with MGM's "Excess Bag- 
gage." 

Fox Poli 29,000 

This was the wee\ of Jvjovem- 
ber 22, with MGM's "Our 
Dancing Daughters." 

Olympia 33.000 

This was the weel{ of Septem- 
ber 23. ui i t h Paramoimt's 
"Wings." 

Roger Sherman 27,000 

This was the wee\ of Septem- 
ber 30. U'ith Warner Brothers 
"The Singing Fool." 

New York City 

Theatre Gross 

Capitol $ 98,249 

This teas the wee^ of October 
7, with MGM's "Dancing 
Daughters." 

Paramount 90,000 

This was the wee\ of Septem- 
ber 21. a'ith Paramount's "Doc\s 
of y^ew Torl(." 

Rialto 50,000 

This was the wee\ of January 
21. with Paramount's "The Last 
Command." 

Rivoli — United Artists 50,000 



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127 



This was the wee}{ of April 7. 
with Paramount's "Speeds." 
Roxy .'. 143,924 

This was the wee\ of August 

1 1 . u>itli Fox's "Four Sons." 

Strand (Mark) 80,000 

T/iis was the wee\ of January 
7, with United Artists "The 
Circus." 

Omaha 

Theatre Gniss 

Riviera $ 34,000 

This was the wee\ of October 

1 2, with Warner Brothers "The 
Singing Fool." Twenty-nine 
shows were played. 

Ottawa 

Theatre Gross 

Regent $ 14,500 

This was the wee\ of Decem- 
ber 29, u'ith Fox Movietone s 
"Street Angei." 

Portland 

Theatre Gross 

Blue Mouse ^ 6,155 

This was the wee\ of July 20, 
until Warner Brothers "State 
Street Sadie." 

Broadway 25,000 

This it'as the U'ee!^ of Septem- 
ber IS, with Paramount's 
"Wings," luhich played 16 days. 

Music Box 28,000 

T/ns u'as the u'ee}{ of October 

15, ifith Warner Brothers "The 
Singing Fool," which played for 
four wee\s. 

Oriental 18,500 

This U'as the wee\ of August 
2$, with Uniuersal's "Uncle 
Tom's Cabin." u'hich ran tu'O 
additiona! wee\s. 

Portland 25,000 

This U'as the wee\ of March 

16, with First T^ational's "A(ight 
Watch." Eddie Peabody u'as 
on the bi!! this wee\. 

United Artists 8,000 

This U'as the wee\ of March 
16. with United Artists "Two 
Lovers," which ran another 
wee\. 

St. Louis 

Theatre Gross 

State $ 45,200 

M G Ms "Baby Mine" was on 
the bil! the u'ee\ of February 
10, when this record gross was 
made. Also on the bill was A! 
Jolson in personal appearance. 

State 42,300 

During the wee\ of January 21 
"The Student Prince" I'M G 
M.^ pulled the above gross. 

San Francisco 

Theatre Gross 

Warfield $ 41,800 

M G M's "A Woman of Affairs" 
drew this record gross at the 
Warfield during the uieeJ;^ of 
December 29. 

Toronto 

Theatre Gross 

Tivoli ^ 18.000 

This U'as the wee\ of Tsjovem- 
ber 24, uiith First 7v(ationa!'s 
"Lilac Time." 



NORMAN Z, McLEOD 

DIRECTOR 

WM. FOX STUDIOS 



ARTHUR FORDE 

Production Manager 
8 YEARS CHRISTIE HLm'cORP. 
514 YEARS LOIS WEBER PRODUCTIONS 
2 YEARS TOM MIX PRODUCTIONS 



15 1^ YEARS 



Noah's Ark " 



Hal Mohr 

Cinematographer 

"The Last Warning " 
BROADWAY 



PANDRO S, 

BERMAN 

Chief Film Editor 
Columbia Pictures 



Casting 
Director 
Henry King 
Productions 




J.Wellington Scott 



Tivoli 15,000 

This U'as the uieel^ of June 3. 

with United Artists "Ramona," 

a silent picture. 
Uptown 19,000 

This was the wee\ of Tsjovem- 

ber 3, u'ith Fox Movietone's 

"Mother Knou'S Best." 
Uptown ; 16,000 

This uias the wee\ of April 7. 



U'ith Paramount's "Speedy." a 
silent picture. 

Winnipeg 

Theatre Gross 

Metropolitan ^ 19,000 

This U'as the wee\ of T^ovem- 
ber 10. U'ith M G M's "Danc- 
ing Daughters." 



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JOHN LOCKERT 

Edut-ational Studio 

Scenarios 



SYDNEY LEVEE 

Eiliicational Studio 

Scenarios 




Charles Hochberg 

6 Years — Educational 
Jaek White Prods. 

Film Editor 




P. D. MACKENZIE 

Educational Studio 
Assistant Director 




IRVING RIES 

5 Years M G M 

Special Effects 




SOL POLITO 

A. S. C. 

First National Vitaphone 

CR 1336 



WILLIAM C. HYER 

A. S. C. 

45 Con-ccutivc Productions 

Educational Studio 

CL 6390 




NORMAN DE VOL 

A. S. C. 
10 Ycar< with Tom Mix 



Charles G. Clarke 



A. S. C. 
Fox Studio 

HE 98f!0 



CONRAD WELLS 



A. S. C. 
Fox Studio 




/-/ I 



EDDIE MULL 

Educational Studio 
Scenarios 

501-033 




HENRY WEBER 

7 Years Fox Studio 

5 Years with Tom Mix 

Film Editor 



Charles Woolstenholme 

Assistant Director 

"Romance of the Underworld" 

"In Old Arizona" 

Fox Stutlio 



ih 



HAROLD LIPSTEIN 



A. S. C. 
M G M Studios 
Special Effects 

<1\ 0672 




FRANK B. GOOD 



Ciiiemalographer 
HE 8891 




JACKSON ROSE 

Shooting Since 1910 

Iiiti riKiliiinal Photographer- 




VIRGIL E. MILLER 

A. S. C. 

Under Contract R K O Studios 

GR 8972 "Gang War" 



Dwight W. Warren 

Educational Studios 



DANIEL B. CLARK 

A. S. C. 

60 Consecutive Features 

Fox Studio 




JOHN LEEZER 

R K O Studiof 
I. P. M. P. 1. Local 659 

r,i. 5951.",3 



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PRESENTATION 
ACTS 



A department devoted to facts, figures and personalities 

concerned with that pliase of theatre entertainmeyit ivhich 

is offered in conjunction with motion pictures in large 

theatres of the country 

By A. RAYMOND GALLO* 



HE Motion Picture Almanac, in the 

following facts and figures, offers 

the most authoritative information 

yet presented concerning that important 

phase of motion picture entertainment. 

Presentation. 

The word itself may seem insignifi- 
cant, yet the field of entertainment which 
has adopted that name is one of the most 
comprehensive, and during the last five 
years it has become an integral part of 
motitm picture entertainment in the de 
luxe, or larger, theatres of the country. 

In speaking of Presentation we do not 
necessarily mean a policy of liandshows 
and sta.ge prologues. We refer rather to 
any form of stage entertainment pre- 
sented in a motion picture theatre, or a 
theatre offering a combination policy of 
motion pictures and some form of en- 
tertainment on the stage. 

However, the real meaning of Presen- 
tation originated from sta.ge prologues 
which for years were an important part 
of de luxe theatre entertainment. This 
dates back almost as far as the origin 
of motion pictures. .S. L. Rothafel, 
better known as Roxy, was one of the 
first theatre men to have specialized in 
this policy. Several years ago Roxy 
first attracted nation wide attention 
for his splendid showmanship in mo- 
tion picture stage offerings at the .M- 
hambra theatre, Milwaukee. 



*Mr. Gallo is presentation editor of EXHIBI- 
TORS HERALD-WORLD, the .stafT of which 
hai^ compilnl The .Almanac. 



Sid Grauman and his theatres in 
California have become world wide in- 
stitutions for the spectacular sta.ge pro- 
logues produced at his' houses during 
the preiTiiere of super-photoplays. 
Kalaban & Katz were probably the first 
theatre organization in Chicago to 
stage offerings of this sort. In fact 
long before the bandshow craze en- 
tered the field, Balaban & Katz and 
their loop theatre were the chief dis- 
cussion of other circuits. 

Although working on a smaller basis 
than at the present time, Fanchon & 
Marco really deserve the credit for in- 
troducing the unit idea. .After the war 
Fanchon & Marco became deeply en- 
grossed in the staging of dance num- 
bers in motion pictures, and from that 
grew the idea of presenting stage tal- 
ent intact in picture theatres on the 
West Coast. Their policy has now- 
spread from Coast to Coast. 

At that same time Paul .Ash, the 
creator of the bandshow policy, tried 
out his stagehand idea for the second 
time, while in the employ of Fanchon 
& Marco. .Ash had considerable faith 
in the idea and felt that it would meet 
with success if properly handled. For- 
tunateh', on his second trial, the policy 
began to gain popularity, and for sev- 
eral years Ash was the most popular 
personality on the West Coast. In the 
meantime, P.alaban & Katz were 
steadily growin.g into one of the most 
;iiiwerfid exhibiting organizations in 



the country, and Sam Katz, its active 
head, was in search of a new policy for 
his de luxe theatres. He happened to 
be in San Francisco just about fiv-e 
years ago when Ash was at the height 
of his Western glory, and decided that 
a similar policy in Chicago, and later 
all over the country, would increase the 
patronage at de luxe motion picture 
theatres. 

It is now more than four years since 
Ash came to Chicago with his policj- 
and duplicated the success which he 
made in San Francisco, and has since 
conquered Eastern laurels so that he 
now occupies an unique position of be- 
ing the widest known motion picture 
theatre personality in the industry. 

When motion picture theatres began 
to present stage talent in conjunction 
with their motion pictures, vaudeville 
theatres merely chuckled at the idea 
instead of fortifying themselves against 
the new competition. The result of it 
is that motion picture theatres have 
practically taken away not only the 
leading talent which has been the 
chief source of income of vaudeville 
theatres, but also much of the patron- 
age of those theatres. 

When a business can entertain mil- 
lions of people a vear at a gross of 
over $250,000,0(X) at' the box offices of 
more than 300 de luxe motion picture 
theatres, it then can be classified as a 
permanent institution. Xot only does 
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enormous amount of amusement seek- 
ers but it also has on its payroll more 
than 17,000 people, including artists, 
musicians and staffs. These 17,000 
people receive more than $2,000,000 a 
week in salaries, or over $100,000,000 a 
year. 

More than $300,000 a week is ex- 
pended on the construction of sets and 
other stage unit equipment, including 
designing and renting of costumes. 
There are more than 1,000 girls em- 
ployed for house ballets and more than 
5,000 musicians for stagehands and pit 
orchestras. In these houses there are 
1,000 masters of ceremonies and 200 



musical directors. There are over 5,000 
organists playing in motion picture 
theatres, of which nearly 100 of them 
receive attractive salaries as solo or- 
ganists. 

In order to convince you of the mag- 
nitude of Presentation, we offer the 
following facts and figures: 

Weekly Salaries and Costs 

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER COST 

Musicians 6,500 $1,000,000 

Artists 2,500 500.000 

Masters of Ceremony 1.000 500,000 

Organists 5.000 500,000 

Musical Directors 200 50,000 

Ballets 1,000 50,000 

Production StaSf 100 50.000 



Costumes 50,000 

Scenery 250,090 

TOTAL $2,950,000 

To explain further some of these 
classifications, the weekly salary of a 
solo organist will reach the $500 mark, 
with this sum increased in exceptional 
cases. 

Masters of ceremony will range in 
weekly salary from $250 to $2,500, 
with cutins on gross often bringing the 
take above the $2,500 figure. 

An average team will receive in the 
neighborhood of $550 a week, while 
members of the chorus will receive 
from $35 to $75, with expenses paid . 



PRESENTATION ACTS TALENT 



A 

Abbott Girls, Ballet 

Adams. Billy, Comedian 

Adams & Rasoh, Comedy Songs 

Allen & Canfield. Covudy Team 

Ameros & Jeanette. Dancers 

Amiet, Lolita, Blues Singer 

Andre & Duval, Apache 

Apolton, Dave, Dancing Entertainer 

Arbuckle, Corinne, Songstress 

Atkins Sextette. Tommy. Musical Comedy 



B 



Bailey. Ilomay, Singer 

Ball. Arthur, Singer 

Barchi. Pietro, Opera Tenor 

Barns. Charles, Entertainer 

Basquette. Lina, Dancer 

Bayes & Speck, Black Face Comedians 

Beach, Drena. Dancer 

Beck. Ed & Morton, Comedians 

Bennett Brothers, Tap Dancers 

Benny & Western, Dancers 

Bernard. Fred, Entertainer 

Bernoflf & Josephine. Adagio 

Blackstone. Nan. Entertainer 

Bloom. Al & Gussie. Dancers 

Blue, Ben, Eccentric Dancer 

Bob. Bob & Bobbie, Comedij Jugglers 

Boyce. George, Dancer 

Boydel. Jean, Comedian 

Born & Lawrence, Comedy Team 

Brady. Florence. Siyiger 

Brown & Baily, Dancers 

Brown, Tom. Saxophonist 

Buck & Bubbles, Colored. Comedians 

Burns & Kissen, Comedy Singers 

Bushman, Jr., Francis X., Sketch 



Cafery & Miller. Dancers 

Chamberlin & Himes. Musical Comedy 

Chane. Anna. Chiyiese Entertainer 

Chase. Chaz, Comedian 

Cohen. Sammy, Comedian 

Colette Sisters, Entertainers 

Corcoran, Red. Banjoist 

Cori, Lenora, Soprano 

Craig. Richy, Comedian 

Crane. ClifF. Eccentric Dancer 

Cropper, Roy. Operetta 

D 

Dale, Ted & Jack. Dancers 
Dancing Dewees. Musical Comedy 
Darling Twins. Mu^sical Comedy 
Darreli. Bert. Dancer 
DeCarlos & Louise. Dance Team 
Dickson, Art, Scotch Songs 
Dolores & Eddy, Dancers 
Duncan Sisters, Musical Comedy 



Eagle Feather, Chief. Dancer 

Edgecomb Four. Tap Dancers 

Elcota & Byrne. Xyloplionists 

Eline. Grace & Marie, Musical Comedy 

Emilie & Romaine, Adagio 

Etting, Ruth, Singer 

Evans, Lee Barton. Tenor 

Evans & Perez, Acrobats 



Faye, Olive, Dancer 

Ferguson, Jimmy. Colored Entertainer 

Foster Girls, Ballet 

Four Cheer Leaders. Songsters 

Four Dictators, Comedy Singers 



Gale, Al. Sinaer 

Gamby-Hale "Girls. Ballet 

Gaskins, Pauline. Musical Comedy 

Gatanos, The. Apache 

Geraldine & Joe, Entertainers 

Gerity, Julia. Siiiger 

Getz, Coleman. Comedian 

Gilroy, Agnes. Dancer 

Gitz-Rice, Lieutenant, Com poser -Pianist 

Givot, George, Comedian 

Gianville. Ruth, Saxophonist 

Gordon & King, Dancers 

Gordon. Myrtle. Singer 

Gould Girls. Ballet 

Giegory, Charles. Entertainer 

Griffin, Joseph, Tenor 

H 

Hale Girls. Chester. Ballet 
Hale. Joe & Willis. Co-medians 
Hall, Adelaide, Colored Entertainer 
Hall. Willard. Sintter 
Hamilton, Frank. Comedy Singer 
Hamilton. Maxine. Musical Comedy 
Handers & Mills, Comedians 
Hardy, Marcella. Musical Comedy 
Harm & Nee, Harmony Singers 
Hawks & Mack, Entertainers 
Healy, Ted. Co-median 
Heller & Riley. Musical Comedy 
Higgie, Will, Dancer 
Hill. Eddie. Comedian 
House, Stanley. Entertainer 
Hubert, Fritz & Jean, Dancers 



Ishawaka Troupe, Japanese Acrobats 



Jack & Jill, Child Acrobats 
Jackson. Wally. Comedy Dancing 
Jewel. Nell. Singer 
JoUey, Charles, Singer 
Johnson, Baby Dot, Entertainer 
Johnson, Grace. Singer 
Johnson. Jelly Bean, Colored Dancer 
Johnson, Virginia, Soprano 



K 



Kalar. Phil. Singer 

Kane, Babe, Entertainer 

Kai-avaiff, Russian Dancer 

Kaye, Muriel. Toe Dancer 

Keene, Lew. Colored Dancer 

Kennedy. Helen. Entertainer 

Kentucky Jubilee Company. Ha-rmonij Singers 

Kerenoff & Maree. Adagio 

Ketch & Wilma. Ventriloquist 

Kimiwa Japs. Acrobats 

King. King & King, Dancers 

Kiikland, Paul. Comedian 

Kliest. Paul. Singer 

Koehler & Edith. Roller Skaters 

Kosloff Girls. Ballet 



Lambert i. Entertainer 

Lang, Jeannie. Entertainer 

Lang, Nick. Singer 

Lapierre, Anita. Soprano 

LaSalle. Bob, Comediayi 

Lassiter Brotheis, Dancers 

LaVere, Earl. Comedian 

Lee & Gould, Coinedy Singers 

Lee, Luella. Dancer 

Lenore, Gypsy. Acrobatic Dancer 

Lett Sisters & Louise, Harmony Singers 

Lewis. Sid, Coinedian 

Lewis, Ted. Entertainer 

Lime Trio, Contortionists 

Lubin, Larry & Andre, Musical Comedy 



Lucky Boys. Athletes 
Luster Brothers, Acrobats 
Lynd, Helen. Characterization 
Lyndon & Farman, Comedy Dancers 

M 

Mall. Paul. Black Face Comedian 
Mann. Jerome. Impersonator 
Manning & White, Dancers 
Marcotte. Ruth. Soprano 
Markell & Faun. Comedy Daiicers 
Markert Girls. Ballet 
Marseilles, Maurine, D(F>icer 
Mason, Tyler. Black Face Comedia^i 
Massart. Lillian. Entertainer 
Mathews. Eddie. Dancer 
Maureen & Sonny, Dancers 
Maxwell. John. Female Impersonator 
Maxwell & Lee. Comedy Dancers 
McCuIlough, Carl. Comedian 
McCune Sisters. Miisical Comedy 
McGill. Eddie, Singer 
McKenzie & Bishop, Comedy Singers 
Melino. Frank. Comedy Dancer 
Middleton, Lucille. Fan Dancer 
Midnight Trio, Colored Dancers 
Miller & Peterson. Da7icers 
Moore & Lewis. Comedy Dancers 
Morris & Rapp. Comedy Teatn 
Morrison. Dorothy. Entertainer 
Murphy, Senator, Comedian 
Murray & Alan. Comedy singers 
Myers. Billy, Singer 

N 

Nazarro. Jr., Nat. Comedian 

Nealy. Arthur. Singer 

Nelson, Bob. Comedian 

Niblo & Spencer, Comedy Skit 

Nilsson, Walter. Cyclist 

North. Jack, Entertainer 

Novelle Brothers. Comedy Pantomime 

Novello, Toots, Clown 

O 

O'Day. Nell. Musical Comedy 



Packard, Helen, Dancer 

Payne. Johnny. Pianist 

Penner. Joe. Comedian 

Pepito & Carthe. Jazz Steppers 

Perkins. Johnny, Comedian 

Pike. Raymond. Dancing Juggler 

Ploner. Louise. Singer 

Powell, Jack. Black Face Comedian 

Powers. Stella. Singer 

Prosper & Merit. Acrobats 

Pruitt. William. Singer 

Purl, Billy. Comedian 



Quinlan, John. Singer 



Q 
R 



Randall, Billy. Entertainer 

Reed & Duthers, Dancers 

Retter, Dezso, Comedian 

Richardson, Jazz Lips, Colored Entertainer 

Roche, Doris. Singer 

Rogers. Ginger. Entertainer 

Ross & Edwards. Comedy Singers 

Roye, Hari-y. Dancer 

Rozelle. Charles. Comic Entertainer 

Rubin, Pedro. Ballet Master 



Samuels, Al & Ray. Dancers 
Sarche, Bee. Entertainer 
Schreck. George. Playlet 
Senter. Boyd. Clarinetist 



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PAUL ASH 




■\ 



CREATOR AND PIONEER OF THE 
STAGEBAND POLICY 



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THE PUBLIX CIRCUIT 
PRESENTS 




GRACE 

and 

MARIE 

ELINE 

Musical Comedy 
STARS 



PAUL ASH 

?elf-appointP(l Manager 



Shannon's Playtime Frolics. Acrobats 

Sheldon. Gene. Entertainer 

Sidare. Hal. Acrobatic Dancer 

Singer's Midgets, LUliputian 

Slate Brothers. Dancers 

Small. Paul. Singer 

Snyder. Billy. Comedian 

Sorel Girls. Felicia, Ballet 

Spurr. Horton. Dancer 

Stanley & Birnes. Musical Comedy 

Stickney. Robert. Stilt Dancer 

Stroud Twins. Tap Dancers 

Sully & Thomas. Comedy Chatter 

Sunshine Sammy. Song and Dance 



Taylor. Irene. Singer 
Telaak & Dean, Comedy Chatter 
TiUk-n. Sally. Entertainer 
Torney Dancers. Ballet 
Tucker, Bert, Song and Dance 
Tumbling Clowns. Athletes 



V 



Vale & Stewart. Dancers 
Van. Vera. Entertainer 
Vee. Evelyn. Singer 
Vernon. Barbara. Entertainer 



w 

Wally & Zella. Tap Dancers 

Walmsley & Keating, Comedy Team 

Walton. Jules & Josie, Dancers 

Walzer & Dryer. Nut Comedians 

Warren & Gill. Sana and Dance 

Washinirton. Georse Dewey, Colored Singer 

Watson. Milton, Sinner 

Welford & Newton, Comedy Dancers 

WellinEton Sisters, Singing and Dancing 

Wells & Winthroi), Dancing Comedians 

West. Buster. Musical Comedy 

White Brothers. Colored Entertainers 

White. Davey. Dancer 

White. Marie. Toe Dancer 

Whitmore. Doris, Entertainer 

Williams & Ross, Comedy Dancers 

Willis, Cy, Cotnedian 

Wonjr, Joe, Chinese Entertainer 

Wood, Britt, Entertainer 

Wray, Gil, Singer 

Wright & Douglas, Comedy Novelty 

Wright. Helen. Singer 



York, Helen, Prima Donna 



BY CLASSIFICATION 



Acrobats 



Evans & Perez 

Ishawaka Troupe (Japanese) 

Jack & Jill (Child) 

Kimiwa Japs 

Luster Brothers 

Prosper & Merit 

Shannon's Playtime Frolics 



Bernoff & Josephine 
Emilie & Romalne 
Kerenoff & Maree 



Adagio 



Athletes 



Lucky Boys 
Tumbling Clowns 



Ballets 



Abbott Girls 
Foster Girls 
Gamby-Hale Girls 
Gould Girls 
Hale Girls. Chester 
Kosloff Girls 
Markert Girls 
Sorel Girls. Felicia 
Torney Dancers 



Ballet Master 



Rubin. Pedro 



Black Face 



Baves & Speck 
Mall. Paul 
Mason. Tyler 
Powell, Jack 



CI 



own 



Novello, Toots 

Colored Entertainers 

Buck & Bubbles {Comedians] 
Ferguson. Jimmy {Entertainer) 
Hall. Adelaide (Entertainer) 
Johnson. Jelly Bean (Dancer) 
Keene. Lew (Dancer) 
Midnight Trio (Dancers) 
Richardson. Jazz Lips (Entertainer) 
Washington, George Dewey (Singer) 
White Brothers (Entertainers) 

Comedians 

Adams, Billy 

Adams & Rasch (Comedy Songs) 

Allen & Canfield 

Bayes & Speck (Blach- Face) 

Beck. Ed & Morton 

Boydel. Jean 

Born & Lawrence 

Buck & Bubbles (Colored) 

Chase. Chaz 

Cohen. Sammy 

Craig. Richy 

Getz. Coleman 

Givot. George 

Hale. Joe & Willis 

Handers & Mills 

Healy. Ted 

Hill. Eddie 

Kirkland. Paul 

LaSalle. Bob 

LaVere. Enrl 



Lewis. Sid 

Mall. Paul (Black Face) 

Mason, Tyler (Black Face) 

MeCullough, Carl 

Morris & Rapp 

Murphy, Senator 

Nazarro, Jr., Nat 

Nelson, Bob 

Niblo & Spencer 

Novelle Brothers (Pantomime) 

Penner, Joe 

Perkins, Johnny 

Powell, Jack (Black- Face) 

Purl, Billy 

Retter, Dezso 

Snvder, Billy 

Sully & Thomas 

Telaak & Dean 

Walzer & Dryei- 

Walmsley & Keating 

Willis, Cy 

Wright & Douglas (Novelty) 



Contortionists 



Lime Trio 



Nilsson. Walter 



Cyclist 
Dancers 



Ameros & Jeanette 

Andre & Duval (Apache) 

Basquette, Lina 

Beach. Drena 

Bennett Brothers (l^ap) 

Benny & Western 

Bloom, Al & Gussie 

Blue. Ben (Eccentric) 

Boyce, George 

Brown & Baily 

Cafery & Miller 

Crane. Cliff 

Dale. Ted & Jack 

Darrell. Bert 

DeCarlos & Louise 

Dolores & Eddy 

Eagle Feather. Chief 

Edgecomb Four (Tap) 

Faye. Olive 

Gatanos, The (Apachv) 

Gilroy. Agnes 

Gordon & Kinsi 

Higgle. Will 

Hubert. Fritz & Jean 

Jackson. Wally (Comedy) 

Johnson. Jelly Bean (Colored) 

Karavaiff (Russian) 

Kaye, Muriel { Toe ) 

Keene. Lew ( Colored) 

King. King & King 

Lassiter Brothers 

Lee. Luella 

Lenore. Gypsy (Acrobatic) 

Lyndom & P'arman 

Manning & White 

Markell & Faun (Comedy) 

Marseilles. Maurine 

Mathews, Eddie 

Maureen & Sonny 

Maxwell & Lee (Comcdii) 

Melino, Frank (Comcdn) 

Middleton. Lucille (Fan) 

Midnight Trio (Colored) 

Miller & Peterson 

Moore & Lewis (Comedy) 

Packard, Helen 

Pepito & Carthe (Jazz Steppers) 

Reed & Duthers 

Roye. Harry 



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A Master of Ceremonies Who IS Different 



P 
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AL KVALE 



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Commencing FIFTH YEAR in CHICAGO with 

BALABAN and KATZ 

Now Directing the CHICAGO NORSHORE Theatre Stagehand 



Samuels. Ai & Ray 
Sidare. Hal iAciobatic) 
Slate Brothers 
Spurr. Horton 
Stickney. Robert {Stilt) 
Stroud Twins (Tap) 
Vale & Stewart 
Wally & Zella (Tap) 
Walton, Jules & Josie 
Welford & Newton (Comedy) 
Wells & Winthrop (Comedy) 
White, Davey 
White, Marie (Toe) 
Williams & Ross (Comedy) 



Instrumentalists 



Brown. Tom {Saxophonist) 
Corcoran. Red iBanjoist) 
Elcota & Byrne (Xylophonist) 
Glanville. Ruth {Sa.roi)honist) 
Senter. Boyd {Clarinetist) 

Jugglers 

Bob, Bob & Bobbie [Comedy) 
Pike, Raymond (Dancing) 



Entertainers 



Midgets 



Singer's (LiUiinitian ) 



Apollon. Dave 

Barns, Charles 

Bernard, Fred 

Biackstone. Nan 

Chanj?, Anna (Chinese) 

Colette Sisters 

FerpTUson. Jimmy {Colored) 

Geraldine »& Joe 

Grep:or\-. Charles 

Hall. Adelaide 

Hawks & Mack 

House. Stanley 

Johnson. Baby Dot 

Kane. Babe 

Kennedy, Helen 

Lambert i 

Lanff. Jeannie 

Lewis. Ted 

Massart, Lillian 

Morrison, Dorothy 

North. Jack 

Randall. Billy 

Richardson, Jazz Lips {Colored) 

Rogers. Ginger 

Rozelle, Charles {Comic) 

Sarcbe. Bee 

Sheldon. Gene 

Tilden. Sally 

Van, Vera 

Vernon. Barbara 

White Brothers (Colored) 

Whitmore. Doris 

Wong. Joe (Chinese) 

Wood. Britt 



Musical Comedy 



Atkins Sextette. Tommy 
Chamberlin & Himes 
Dancing Dewees 
Darling Twins 
Duncan Sisters 
Eline, Grace & Marie 
Gaskins. Pauline 
Hamilton. Maxine 
Hardy. Marcella 
Heller & Riley 
Lubin. Larry & Andre 
McCune Sisters 
O'Day. Nell 
Stanley & Birnes 
West, Buster 

Pianists 

Gitz-Rice, Lieutenant (CoHi/>oser) 
Payne. Johnny 

Playlet 

Schreck, George 

Roller Skaters 



Dickson. Art (Scotch Songs) 

Etting. Ruth 

Evans. Lee Baiion 

Four Cheer Leaders 

Four Dictators {Comedy) 

Gale. Al 

Gerity. Julia 

Gordon, Myrtle 

Griffin. Joseph 

Hall. Willard 

Hamilton. Frank (Comedy) 

Hai-m & Nee {Harmony) 

Jewel, Nell 

Jolley Charit s 

Johnson, Grace 

Johnson. Virginia (Soprano) 

Kalar, Phil 

Kentucky Jubilee Company (Harmony) 

Kliest. Paul 

Lang, Nick 

Lapierre. Anita (Soprano) 

Lee & Gould (Comedy) 

Lett Sisters & Louise (Harmony) 

Marcotte. Ruth (Soprano) 

McGill. Eddie 

McKenzie & Bishop (Comedy) 

Murray & Alan (Comedy) 

Myers. Billy 

Nealy. Arthur 

Ploner, Louise 

Powers. Stella 

Pruitt. William 

Quinlin, John 

Roche, Doris 

Ross & Edwards (Comedy) 

Small. Paul 

Taylor. Irene 

Vee. Evelyn 

Washington. George Dewey 

Watson. Milton 

Wray. Gil 

Wright. Helen 

Yorke, Helen (Prima Donna) 



Koehler & Edith 



Sketch 



Singe 



Impersonators 



Lynd. Helen 
Mann. Jerome 
Maxwell. John (Female) 



rs 



Amiet. Lolita (Blues) 

Arbuckle. Corinne 

Bailey. Ilomay 

Ball, Arthur 

Barchi, Pietro (Opera Tenoi) 

Brady. Florence 

Burns & Kissen (Co7nedy) 

Cori. Lenora 

Cropper, Roy (Operetta) 



Bushman. Jr.. Francis X. 



Song & Dance 



Sunshine Sammy 
Tucker, Bert 
Warren & Gill 
Wellington Sisters 



Ventriloquist 



Ketch &• Wilma 



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ORGANISTS 



Abel. Earl 
Alexander, Joe 
Amstein. Edgar 
Anderson, Kenneth 
Anthony. Jean 

B 

Ballard. Norma 
Baraldi, Larry 
Barrie. Stuart 
Bennett, Bill 
Berenstsen. Robert 
Berry. Ramon 
Billings, Bob 
Bosch, Clarence 
Brown, Albert F. 



C 



Campbell. Ted 
Charette. W. 

Charles, Milton 
Clark. Grace 
Clark, Merle 
Copland, Ralph 
Cordon, Don 
Cowdry, William J. 
Cowham, Bernard 
Crawford. Jesse 
Crawford. Mrs. Jesse 
Cristole, Basil 



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Daniels, Harold 
Davis. Paul 
Dawn, Juiia 
Dayton, Faith 
Demniing, Bobby 
Devine, Johnny 
Dunstedter, Eddie 



Espinosa, Don Pedro 
Esles, Earl 
Evans. Adolph 
Evans, Alvin 



Feibl. Fred 
Fitch. Eddie 
Flandorf, Walter 
Fleming, Mildred 
Ford. Eddie 
Fossler, Dean 
Franey. Francis 

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Geis. Hy C. 
Goebel. Adolph 
Grierson. Tom 
Gross, Elsie Robbins 
Gutow, Arthur 

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Haines, Chauncey 
Hamilton. Wade 
Hammond. Jake 
Hanson, Eddy 
Hayes, Arthur 
Hilbioom. Mrs. Maurie 
Hirsch, Hazel 
Hoadiey, Les 
Houde. Ernest L, 
House. Eddie 
Huffman. J, Virgil 
Hults, Arlo 

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Isham, Don 

J 

Johnson. Harold 



Jolles, Harold 

K 

Keates. Henri A. 
Kinsley, Frederick 
Koch. Herbie 
Kromar, Francis 



Lee, Leonard 
Leipert, Dick 
Lohman, Louis 
Lord, J. Wesley 
Lyon. Harold 

MacClain, Leonard 
Maffic, Cornelius 
Malottc, Albert Hayes 
Martel. Arthur 
Martin. Jack 
Mauro-Cottone, Dr. M. 
May. Edward 
McCurdy, Marsh 
Meeder. William H. 
Meikel, Eddie 
Meier, L. Carlos 
Miller, Donald 
Murtagh. Henry B. 



Parks, Henry Francis 
Perl. Harold 
Piercy. Denzel 
Pinhero. Stanley 
Pond. Billy 
Prado, Robert 
Putz, Egon 

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Richter, Arthur 



Rider, Harold 

Ridley, Hen rietta 
Ronfort. Dr. G. W. 
Russell. Eddie 



Salvo, Leonard M. 
Schreiner, Alexander 
Sellers, Preston 
Sellers. Mrs. Preston 
Slosser, Milton 
Smith. Leonard 
Smith. McNeil 
Stoves, Joseph 



Taylor, Jack 
Terry, Leo 
Teri-y. Tom 
Thomas, Jim 
Turnei', Ray 



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Van de Hoven, Charles 
Velazco. Emil 
Vlach. George 

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Webb. Doc 
Webber. Buddy 
Welch. W. Remington 
Wellner. Gabe 
White. Frank 
White. Lew 
Williins. Ron & Don 
Williams. Don 
Williams. Sammy 
Wright. Kenneth T, 

Y & Z 

Younr-r. Dale 
Zimmerman, Harry 



MASTERS OF CEREMONY 



Albeiiii, Oliver 
Ash. Paul 

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Belasco, AI 

Bell, Jimmy 
Black. Ben 
Bradfield, E. Max 
Buck, Verne 
Busee, Heni-y 



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Christie, Harlan 
Christy. Joe 
Claire, Ted 
Clark, Hu.ehie 
Coons. Lindy 
Cowan, Lynn 

D 

Davis. Charles 
Deitrich. Roy 
Delbridge. Del 

E 

Eddy. Wesley 



Fay, Frank 
Fisher. Mark 



Galvan, Don 

H 

Heidt, Horace 
Herman. Sam 
Hope, Bob 
Hyde, Alex 



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Ingram. John 
Insirillo. Vic 
Irwin. Charles 



Jenks, Frank 
Johns, Brooke 
Joyce, Teddy 

K 

Kaley, Oharles 
Kayser, Joe 



Kelly. Jack "Peacock" 
Kosloff. Lou 
Ki-ueger. Bennie 
Kvale, Al 



Lampe. Dei 
Lampkin, Phil 
Leary, Ted 
Leasch, Paul 
Loughton, Eddie 
Lowry, Ed 



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Mack. Austin 
Mack. Ted 
Magill. Eddie 
Masters. Fran k ie 
Melson. Charlie 
Meroff. Benny 
Miller, Dave 
Mills. Jay 
Mitchell. Al 
Morey. Al 
Morgan. Gene 



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Osterman. Jack 

P 

Peabody. Eddie 
Peri-y. Eddie 

R 

Rodemich. Gean 
Roesner, Wait 
Ross, Ben 



Sacco, Tommy 
Schooler, Dave 
Specht. Paul 
Spor. Paul 
Stanley, Jack 
Stevenson. Dean 
Stroud. Charles 



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W^atson. Monk 
Whitmer. Ken 
Williams, Fess 
Wolf. Rube 



MUSICAL CONDUCTORS 



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Adrian, Louis 

B 

Bakaneinikoff. Constantin 
Benavie, Samuel 
Bloom, Leon 
Blumenthal. Morrie 
Brader. Hariy 
Breeskin. Elias 
Brown, Pete 



Charninsky. Louie 
Cherniavsky, Josejih 



D 



Davidson, Cecil 
Davidson, Walter 
Dumont. Adolph 



Emerson, Howard 



Forbstein, Leo 
Frasik. Art 
Frohman, Louis 



Green, Burt 



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Hand. Armin 
Henchel. Jimmy 
Hilbioom, Maurie 
Hill. Eddie 
Hollander, Emil 



Johnston. Orvillc 



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Kern, Eddie 
Koestner. Joseph 
Koi-nspan, Adolphe S. 



Leonardi, Leonid 
Litchter, Joie 
Littau, Joseph 



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Marcelli, Ulderico 
Meerte. Maurice 
Mendoza. David 

N 

Nastrie, Jerry 



Payton, Dave 
Philipini, Don 
Previn, Charles 



R 



Rappe, Erno 
Reiser, Alois 
Romanelli, Luigi 
Rubinoff, Dave 



Russo, Dan 



Severi, Gino 
Short, Albert 
Silverman. Dave 
Sobolewski. Maxim 
Spitalny. H. Leopold 
Stiska. Karl 



Talbot. Irving 

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Weisenbi'eund. Joe 
W^erner. Edward 
Winter, Calvin 

Y & Z 

Young, Victor 
Zimm, Paul 



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MARK FISHER 

Chicago^ s First Singing 
MASTER of CEREMONIES 

Third Year with BALABAN & KATZ (Publix) 



HENRI A. KEATES 

Balaban & Katz Solo Organist 






The Man Who Put Community 
Singing on the Map" 



IN 



PERSONALITIES 
PRESENTATION ACTS 



In this section are presented biographical sketches of celehri^ 

ties who perform on the stage, at the organ and in the pit 
of motion picture theatres of the country. 



ABEL. EARL: Organist, b. Chicago, III., May 
26, 1S99 : blue eyes ; p, Ada B. Inden and John 
T, Abel, non-profestiionale : e. Lane Technical 
high school and University of Chicago, S. A. T. 
C. : m, Lillian Lewis, non-profesfiional ; by, 
golf and motoring. Solo organist at California 
theatre. Loe; Angelet^ ; Tivoli. San Francisco: 
Majestic. Tulsa. Okla. ; Auditorium, Berwyn, 
111. ; Belmont, Chicago : Congress, Chicago ; 
Texae. San Antonio, Texas. 

ANTHONY, JEAN: Organist, r. n.. Jean 
Anthony Greif : b. Walla Walla. Wash., Decem- 
ber 16. 189S : h, 5 feet 9^ inches; brown hair: 
w, 155 ix)unde : p, Mary Nibler and John 
Joseph Greif. conducter of orchestras : e. Loyola 
high school, Mit^soula. Mont., and Gonzaga 
University. Spokane, Wash. : m, Loretta Mona- 
han, non-profeeeional ; hy, organ. 

ASH. PAUL: Master of ceremonies, r. n.. 
Paul Robert As.chenbrenner ; b. Saxony, Ger- 
many. February 11. ISSl : h. 5 feet 11 inches: 
auburn hair and blue eyor; ; w, 170 pounds ; ji. 
Emily and Robert At^chenbrenner, mother, non- 
professional, father, musician ; e. public echool ; 
m. Ida Gold, ex-prof e-^ional : hy. cards (hearts 
preferred), golf, other outdoor eports. Started 
as piano player for Johnny Connors in Spring- 



field. 111., 1909. From 1909 to 1915 orcheetra 
pit piano player at Grand Opera Houee in St. 
Louis, Mo., and musical director in Rock and 
Fulton's "Candy Shop" musical show, then 
played jiiano in many cafes on San Francisco's 
Barbary Coai^t. Latter part of 1915 organized 
his first orchestra. "Paul Ash and His Rag-o- 
Maniacfi" and played at Odeon cafe, San Fran- 
cisco. Paul Whitenian was first violinist and 
Ash piano player. In 1916 got first job ae 
musical director in pit of Sid Grauman's Strand 
theatre. San Francisco. Then leader of Arcadia 
ballroom. San Francisco. Ser\-ed in World War 
with U. S. Marines. Returned and toured 
country as musical director in Fanchon & 
Marco's "Let's Go." Then organized first band- 
show policy at Granada. Oakland, Cal.. with.' 
nine men including Chester Haslett, saxophone, 
and Wilbur Hall, trombone (both later with 
Whitoman ) . Joe Seimei. drums ( later at Para- 
mount theatre. New York), Frank Segress, first 
trumpet, and Ash at piano. AU went to T & D 
theatre, Oakland, and after six weeks were en- 
gaged by Jack Partington for Imperial thea- 
tre. San Francisco. House too small and stage- 
band moved after two weeks to Granada. San 
Francisco, where it stayed four years. Then to 
McVickers. Chicago, for one year. Opened 
Balaban & Katz Oriental. Chicago, and there 
two years. Next to Paramount, New York, for 



five months, back to Oriental, then opened 
Brooklyn Paramount November 24, 1928. Screen 
experience, newsreels and one short feature. 

ADRIAN. LOUIS: Musical conductor, r. n.. 
Leonidas Met hen it is ; b. Athens. Greece. May 
23. 1901; h. 5 feet 7 inches; black hair and 
brown eyes ; w. 13S pounds ; p. Kathrene and 
.A.nton Methenitis, non-professionals : e. West 
Division high school, Milwaukee. Wis. : hy. all 
kinds of sports. Musical director for B & K for 
se\eral years. Now conducting orchestral over- 
tures at B & K Norshore. Chicago. 

BARBER, JIMMIE: r. n.. James Henry Bar- 
ber: b, Greenville. N. C. February 27. 1901: 
h, 5 feet 9 inches ; brown hair and eyes ; w. 
148 pounds : p, Missouri EUer Corbet t and the 
late Marshall Brown Barber, non-professionals ; 
e. Greenville high school : hy. athletics and 
music. Three years stage experience and has 
appeared with the Capitol Quartette, the Dic- 
tators, in Publix units and in musical comedy. 

BERRY, RAMON: Organist, r. n., Charlee 
Raymond Berry ; b. Sioux Falls, S. D., Janu- 
ary 9, 1906 ; h, 5 feet 7 inches, browTi hair and 
eyes; 125 pounds; p. Jessie A. and Charlee 



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Joe McKenna 

PUBLIX UNITS 

Formerly Featured As 

'CHIPS' in the CHIP SERIES 

Produced By 

Juvenile Film Corp. 

.Iho Played For 

Fox — Atlas — Universal 
"The Voice with the Smile" 



Darling Twins 

VEST POCKET EDITION 




The Darlings of Musical 

Comedy and Presentation 

Will Consider Offers for 

Talking Pictures 

Direction — Wm. Morris 



L. Berry, non-professionals : e, Sioux Fallf^ hiKh 
school. Befran piano study at 5 under Claude 
Gonvierre in Sioux Falls : firj^t recital at 10 ; 
bepran pipe organ study at 13 ; organist. First 
Presbyterian church, Sioux Falls, 1919-24 ; also 
organist at Sioux Falle theatre*; ; concert organ 
study in St. Paul, Minn., under Prof. G. H. 
Fairclough, eummers of 1922 and 1923 ; organist, 
Merriam Park Pre.sbyterian church, St. Paul, 
1923: Princese theatre, St, Paul, 1923: theatre 
organ study in Chicago under Claude B. Ball, 
192.'> : solo organist, Irving theatre, Chicago, 
192.'i-26 : opened Fargo theatre, Fargo, N. D., 
for F & R, March 15, 1926, a£ solo organist: 
solo organist at Alamo theatre, Chicago, 1926-28 : 
president, Chicago Society of Theatre Organists, 
1929 : at present guest organist for Lynch cir- 
cuit, Chicago, and has appeared in concert in 
Sioux Falls, Fargo, St. Paul and Chicago : also 
is instructor at Ball Theatre Organ School, 
Chicago. 

BILLINGS, ROBERT: Organist, r. n., same; 
b, Macon, Mo., April 5, 1900: h, 5 feet 7 
inches : black hair and brown eyes : w, 140 
pounds : e. West Division high school, Milwau- 
kee, Wis. ; m. non-professional : hy, golf, all 
other sports. Was recording organist for Q. 
R. S. Music Roll company for one year, and 
six years with U. S. Music Roll Company. 
Recorded handplayed rolls, classical to foxtrots, 
put in novelties and expression. Entire family 
mu.sicians. Father an inventor of improvements 
on musical instruments. Also studied voice ex- 
tensively. 

BROWN, ALBERT F. : Organist, r. n.. 
same; b. New York City in 1895: h, 5 feet 

9 inches, dark brown hair : w, 140 pounds : hy, 
motoring. Creator of organ scrim presenta- 
tions and playlets. Concert organist for Radio 
Station WJJD, Mooseheart, 111., 1927-28. Crea- 
tor of "Organ-Phone" amplification of voice 
via microphone at organ console. Organist for 

10 years and soloist for 7 years. Was at Rialtx), 
New York, with Dr. Hugo Reisenfeld. Guest 
soloist for all B & K Chicago theatres 16 weeks. 
Opened Granada for Marks Brothers in 1926 
and still with Marks Brothers as featured solo- 
ist. 

CHAMBERLIN, PEGGY: b, San Francisco, 
Cal., November 3, 190.5: h. 5 feet 3 inches: 
curly brown hair and blue eyes : w, 110 pounds ; 
p, Jenny Nelson and William Chamberlin, pro- 
fessionals : e. Classical high school. Stage ex- 
perience appearing as comedienne in Tail's Cafe, 
San Francisco, 1922 : Marquard's Cafe, San 
Francisco, 1923-1923 : and West Coast theatres 
1924-1927. Also appeared in picture hou.ses in 
Chicago and New York and about six months 
later joined Ziegfeld's Follies as featured com- 
edy dancer from 1927-1928 : thence to Europe 
and appeared in London's Kit Kat Club and in 
Paris cafe des Amba.ssadeurs. At present with 
Radio- Keith-Orpheum vaudeville. 

CHANG, ANNA: Song and dance, r, n., 
same: b, San Francisco, August 21. 1910: h, 
5 feet; black hair and brown eyes: w, 100 
f>ounds : p, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Chang : e. 
Francisco high school, San Francisco. Stage 
exi>erience with Fublix units and Fanchon & 
Marco at San Francisco Orpheum. Has ap- 
peared in three Vitaphone productions. 



COHEN, SAMMY: Screen player, r. n., same: 
b, Minneapolis, Minn., December 8, 1902 ; h, 5 
feet 8 inches : brown eyes : w, 14.5 pounds : p, 
Anna and M. Cohen ; e, Los Angeles high 
school ; hy, all athletics. Has had seven years' 
stage experience and three years on screen. 

COWDREY, BILL: Organist, r. n., William 
J. Cowdrey : b, Cleveland, Ohio, March 18, 1896 : 
h, 5 feet 10 inches: brown hair and blue eyes; 
w, 130 pounds : p, Mary Jackson and John 
Cowdrey, non-professionals : e. Central high 
school. Cleveland. Ohio; m. Anna K. Weislogel 
of Chillicothe, Ohio, non-professional : hy, 
philately, train and locomotive pictures. Was 
organist at Sherman theatre, Chillicothe, from 
July, 1923 to June, 1928 : Smoot theatre, Park- 
ersburg. West Va.. June, 1928, to January. 
1929. At present is .studying at Emil Velazco's 
Theatre Organ School in New York City. 

CRAWFORD, JESSE: b. Woodland, Cal., 
1895 ; public schools, Portland, Ore. : m, Helen 
Anderson, professional. One year in repertoire. 
Started musical career as trumpet player in 
orphanage band, then became pianist in "rep" 
shows. Began as theatre organist in Spokane, 
Wash,, about 15 years ago: and since then has 
appeared in Publix theatres in Seattle, Los An- 
geles, San Francisco. Chicago and at present at 
the Paramount theatre. New York City. 

DANIELS, HAROLD: Organist, r. n.. Harold 
Francis Daniels: b. Henry. III., March 9, 1902: 
h. 5 feet 9^/^ inches: hair and eyes brown : w, 156 
pounds ; p. Mary C. and George H. Daniels, non- 



The Greater Drunkard 
Dancers 

™« HUBERT JEAN 




After a Long and Successful 

Tour of PRESENTATION 

HOUSES 

Will Soon Appear in a 

Broadway Production 




BEN ROSS 

Master of Ceremonies 

at the 

BRANFORD THEATRt 
NEWARK, N.J. 

and 

STANLEY THEATRE 
JERSEY CITY. N. J. 



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profeesionals : e, Henry Township hifi;h school, 
and University of Illinois : m, E. Lillian Cusack. 
non-professional. June 5. 1926 ; hy. Baby Dorothy. 
14 months old. polf and conununity orpan solot^. 
Featured orpranist in motion picture theatree for 
several years. 

DAVIDSON. CECIL: r. n.. Cecil Irvin David- 
son: b. ChicaKO. 111., October 27. 1904; h, 5 feet 
1\^ inches; black hair and brown eyes; w. 145 
pounds ; p, Ro«e and Maurice Davidson, non- 
profeesionale ; e. Harrison hish school. Chicago, 
111. ; hy. raifiinK chow dops. Stage experience 
as conductor of orchestra since the age of 15. 
Wae considered the youngest leader in America. 
Started leading orchestra for Ascher Brothers 
in Chicago at the West Englewood theatre and 
after a successful engagement of one year 
left there to go to Shaefer Brothers' Crystal 
theatre with an orchestra of 16 men. At that 
time band was con.-^idered one of the finest in 
Chicago and after four consecutive years of 
success left there to open the Belpark theatre 
for Balaban & Katz. Was then sent to the 
North Center theatre where he has been ever 
since doing master of ceremonies for the stage- 
shows and conducting pit orchestra. Also writer 
of several rumbers to be released soon. 



DETRICH, ROY: Maeter of ceremonies, r. n., 
Roy Dieterich : b. on farm near Sandwich, 111., 

August 22 : h. 5 feet 11 inches; brown hair 

and hazel eyes; w, 174 pounds; p. Phoebe and 
Lewis Dieterich, non-professionals ; e. Sandwich 
high school ; m. Jennie Griff, professional ; hy. 
horseback riding and trips through the big 
woods. Became choir master at Baptist church 
at Hammond. Sang Nanki Po in Catholic 
church production of "Mikado." rehearsed by 
Prof. Charles Sindlinger, Chicago voice teacher, 
and staged by George Herbert. Joined Olympic 
Opera Company and sang tenor roles of about 
20 light opera^^ for two seasons. Then went into 
vaudeville and teamed with a comedian, doing 
the straight man. First partner was Fred War- 
ren, blackface comedian, and then Herbert Ash- 
ley. Eight years ago came to Chicago and sang 
for B & K for three and one-half years, appear- 
ing in rotation, starting at Chicago theatre, the 
Tivoli and the Riviera. Also played the Kunsky 
theatre in Detroit for long runs and F & R the- 
atres in St. Paul and Minneapolis, and the Cap- 
itol. Cooney Brothers' National Playhouses, for 
.50 weeks. Opened at Avalon in Chicago Jan- 
uary 2. 1928 as master of ceremonies and con- 
ductor. 



DEV5NE. JOHNNY: r. n.. John B. Devine ; 
b. New York City. October 23, 1897 ; h. 5 feet 
4 inches ; light hair and blue eye<^ ; w. 12.") 
pounds; e, Xavier high school. New York City, 
and Fordham university. New York ; m. Lu- 
cylle Fisher, non-professional ; hy, cigars and 
music. Played piano in vaudeville and also for 
dance work about 10 years ago. before studyin 
organ. Has jilayed theatre organs 
York, St. Paul. Minneapolis, and for 
five years has been located in Chicago, 
his thir<l year at the Patio theatre, 
III. 



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the past 

Now in 

Chicago, 



10^/2 inches ; black hair and blue eyes ; w. 17 j 
pounds ; p. Eva A. Thurman and James H. 
Dunn, professionals ; e, St. Malachy's ; Bryant 
and Stratton ; stage training in dramatics, mu- 
sical comedy, burlesque, vaudeville, circus. i>res- 
entations ; m, Dorothy Murray, non-professional ; 
hy. auto and all athletics. Has had 25 years' stage 
experience. Started in dramatic stock in child 
parts and specialties between acts every summer ; 
school in winter until 15; then featured young- 
est leading man in repertoire ; vaudeville as 
single monologist ; and partner of Florence Lor- 
raine, Emil Hoeh, Richard Duffy, Evelyn Nesbit 
Thaw ; productions, played Eddie Cantor's part 
with Bert Williams. "Broadway Brevities" ; 
played Jack Norworth's part six months in 
"Odds and Ends" ; starred in William Fried- 
lander's "Naughty Princet^s" company ; played 
Norman Hackett's double in "Double Deuces" 
with Otto Kniger. At present singing, dancing 
and talking comedian "deluxe" in Publix and 
B & K "wonder theatre of the world." Hae been 
master of ceremonies in some of the foremost 
theatres with band and without, including New- 
man theatre. Kansas City, Grand Central at St. 
Louis. Grand Riviera at Detroit, Orpheum at 
Des Moines. 

EDWARDS, EDDIE: Presentation act. r. n., 
Eddie Edrich ; b, Brooklyn, N. Y.. March 17. 
1902; h, 5 feet im^ inches; brown hair and 
eyes : w, 160 pounds ; p, Rachel and Hyman 
Edrich, non-professionals ; e. Eastern District 
high school ; hy. fishing, baseball, dogs. Ten 
years' experience in vaudeville and Publix unit 
musical shows. 

ELINE. GRACE: Frefientation act. r. n.. 
same; b. Milwaukee. Wis., August 12, 1903; h. 
.5 feet 1 inch ; blonde; blue eyes; w. 116 pounds; 
p, Grace (Madam Eline. designer for Cecil B. 
DeMille) and Charles L. Eline; e. private tu- 
tors ; hy. horseback riding, golf, short r-tory 
writing, painting, aviation. 1908. with Frances 
Ring in "The Masterpiece" ; 1909. with Andrew- 
Mack in "Prince of B" ; 1910. with Nora Bayes 
and Jack Norworth in "The Jolly Bachelors" : 
1912-13. Elsie Janis. Montgomery and Stone in 
"Lady of the Slipper" ; 1915-16. danced with 
Rudolph 'Valentino in New York cafes ; 1917-25. 
vaudeville. Weston and Eline; 1926-27, with Al 
Jolfion in "Big Boy" ; 1928-29. vaudeville and 
Ijicture houses with her sister, known as Grace 
and Marie Eline. In pictures from 1910 to 
1915. also played in a few shows at that time. 
With her sister appeared in Thanhouser pictures 
and known as the Thanhouser Kids, also in 
Christie comedies. 

ELINE, MARIE : Presentation act. r. n.. 



same ; b. Milwaukee, Wis., February 27, 1905 ; 
h. 4 feet 7 inches ; dark brown hair and gray 
eyes : w, 86 pounds ; p. Grace and Charles L. 
Eline ; e. i)rivate tutors ; hy, horseback riding, 
swimming, dancing, designing, short story writ- 
ing. 1908. with Guy Bates Post in "The 
Bridge" ; 1909. with Fannie Ward in "Van Al- 
len's Wife" ; 1910, Nora Bayes and Jack Nor- 
worth in "Jolly Bachelors"; 1911-15. pictures 
and personal apjiearances ; 1916-18. vaudeville. 
Marie Eline and Company ; 1919. Christie pic- 
tures ; 1921-26. stulied; 1926-27. in "Rose- 
Marie" ; 1928-29, vaudeville and picture houses. 
Grace and Marie Eline. Screen experience: 
1910-15. with sister, known as Thanhouser Kids ; 
1919-23. Christie comedies. 

EVANS, ADOLPHE: Organist, r. n. Adol- 
phus C. Evans ; b. Chicago. July 7, 1895 ; h. 
5 feet 5V2 inches ; brown hair and eyes ; w, 130 
pounds ; j). Elizabeth H. and Adolphus C. Evans, 
non-professionals ; e. Chicago Musical College ; 
m. Mary Binas, non-professional ; hy. music and 
golf. "Ten years as organist in picture houses. 
Now playing Granada and Marbro theatres. Chi- 
cago. 

FISHER, MARK: Ma/^ter of ceremonies, r. n.. 
same: b, Philadelphia. March 24. 1895; h. 5 feet 
10 inches ; black hair and brown eyes ; w. 175 
pounds ; p. Ella Grigg and Richard Fisher, non- 
professionals ; e. Vare high school. Philadelphia : 
m, Lenora Northey. non-professional ; hy, golf, 
swimming, baseball. Keith circuit 1914-15. stock 
company. Philadelphia ; 1915-17. juvenile and 
straight ; orchestra work both in vaudeville and 
hotels ; Oriole orchestra, 1924-25 ; master of cere- 
monies. B & K. 1926-28; now in third year with 
B & K-Publix. 

FLANDORF, WALTER: Organist, r. n.,same; 
b. Berlin. Germany. February 7, 1893 ; h. 5 feet 
8 inches ; brown hair and hazel eyes ; w. 165 
pounds ; p. Bianca (Simonetti) and Wilhelm 
Flandorf. non-professionals ; e. Berlinisches Gym- 
nasium zum Grauen Kloster. Berlin ; m. Vera 
Alexandra Sangernebo. professional writer ; hy. 
swimming, rowing, hiking. Moving picture or- 
canist, concert organist and orchestra conductor 
since 1914 in U. S. A. 

FORD, EDDIE: Organist, r. n.. Edgar A. 
Ford; b. New Haven, Conn., October 15, 1905: 
h, 5 feet 10 inches: brown hair and gray eyes; 
w, 135 pounds; p. Ida L. and William H. Ford. 
non-professionals ; e. New Haven high school 
and Yale School of Music ; hy. swimming. 
Eighteen months, Roger Sherman. New Haven ; 
14 months, Tampa theatre (Publix). Tampa. 



DUNN, JIMMIE W.: Presentation acts. r. 
n. same ; b, Chicago, March 27. 1896 ; h, 5 feet 




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SOLO ORGANIST 
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PLAYED RETURN ENGAGEMENTS FOR GRE.\T STATES THEATRES. INC. 
NOW PLAYING RETURN ENGAGEMENT AT PICCADILLY THEATRE 



ALBERT F. BROWN 



Solo Otf<i(mist 

PRODUCER OF ORGAN SCRIM SOLOS 
CREATOR OF THE *ORGAN-PHONE 

Presents 

The World's Finest Organ Entertainment 
in the World's Finest Theatres 



MARKS BROS. 
GRANADA Chicago MARBRO 

(* Amplification of voice via microphone at organ console.) 






WHISIUNG LOVB BIRDS 



SOUTH SEA HAWAIIAN DANCE 



NOVELLE BROS. 

Pantomiinist Artists 
SECOND SEASON 

on 

PUBLIX CIRCUIT 

Direction — William Morris A^fncy 




ROMBO 

AND 
JUtlET 



VALENTI. ARMANDO: Screen actor, r. n.. 
Ralph D. (iallo ; b. Rome. Italy. May 5. 1900 ; 
h. 5 feet lU^A inches; black hair and brown 
eyes ; w, 147 pounds ; p. Concetta J. Joria and 
Domenick R. Gallo ; e, Haines Parochial t^chool. 
Chicago. Staye traininjr started in Rome ; hai> 
had 15 years of experience on stage and 4\<2 
years in pictures, including "Tropic Madness." 
"Two Arabian Knights," "The Magic Flame." 
"Lady of the Pavement," "Two Lovers," "Son 
of the Sheik." "Paris at Midnight," "Risky 
Business." "The King of Kings." "Apache," "The 
Stolen Bride." "Lilac Time." "The Gentleman 
from Paris," "Taxi! Taxi!" "Behind the Front." 
"The Eagle of the Sea." "Helen of Troy." "The 
Patent Leather Kid." "The Frameup." "Four 
Devils." "Street Angel." "Abie's Irish Rose." 
"Tempest."' "Ben Hur," "The Girl from Mont- 
martre." "The Terror," "Moscow." 

GATANO. ADAM: Dancer, r. n.. Adam Di 
Gaetano : b. Philadelphia, Pa., November 5. 
H'06 ; h, 5 feet 9 inches; hair black and eyes 
brown : w, 18*1 pounds ; p. Laura D. and Frank 
Gaetano, non-professionals ; e. West Philadelphia 
high school and Pennsylvania college ; not mar- 
ried ; hy, dancing and cards. Four years on 
Keith Circuit, also in Australia and England 
and on the Continent. With Publix units, 
adagio and Apache dancer. 

GEIS. HY. C: Organist, r. n.. J. Arthur Geis ; 
b, Cincinnati. Ohio, in 1893; h. 6 feet 8 inches; 
dark brown hair and blue eyes ; w. 165 pounds ; 
p, Esther M. and John C. Geis. non-profession- 
als ; e. Holy Cross University, Cincinnati. Was 
organist at Grauman's MetroiX)litan, Los An- 
geles, for 214 years ; one year at Rialto. New 
York City ; three years in Boston ; one year in 
Chicago; one year. E. F. Albee in Cincinnati; 
two years with Southern Enterprises. Inc.. of 
Dallas. Texas ; at pi-esent at Stanley theatre. 
Jersey C.ty. 

HAINES, JR.. CHAUNCEY: b. Detroit. Mich.. 
August 2S. 1899; h. 5 feet 9^ inches; light 
hair and blue eyes; w. 191 pounds; p. Irene 
Mills and C. Haines, Sr.. professionals; e. 
Manual Arts high school. Los Angeles, and the 
University of Southern California ; received his 
stage training with Margaret lUington Com- 
pany ; m, Celtara Christoph. colotura. San Fran- 
cisco Grand Opera Company : hy. motor boating, 
boat building, carpentry, cabinet making and 
photography. Sta.ge experience with West Coast 
theatres, Los Angeles, three years ; at the Forum 
theatre for one year ; at Grauman's theatre for 
two years ; and three years with Balaban & 
Katz in Chicago. 

HANSON, EDDY: r. n., Edward Hanson; 
b, Wirsconsin ; e, Lawrence university, Apple- 
ton, Wisconsin university ; studied organ under 
Mason Slade and Frank Van Dusen at A. C. M. ; 
Harmony under Prof. Arens and George Gay- 
wood. Chicago. Has played organ solos for 
Balaban & Katz. Lubliner & Trinz. Chicago, at 
the Chicago, Uptown. Paradise. Tivoli, Tower. 
Senate and Conirress theatres. Also song writer 
— ^author of "Will You Always Love Me Sweet- 
heart?" and "The Song of Chimes." 

HARRIS, W. J.: Stage producer, r. n., same; 
b. New York City. March 14. 1886 : h. 5 feet 4 
inche.s ; w. 135 pounds. Twenty-five years on 
the stage on Orpheum circuit. Keith circuit. 
Balaban & Katz. Identified with following 
songs : "Games of Childhood Days." "Yonkle. 
the Cowboy Jew." "Please Don't Lean on the 
Bell." "Pretty Cinderella." "Sweet Sue." "It's 
Just Because It's You." 

HIMES. ROSS A.: b, Oakland. Cal.. December 
10. 1899; h. 6 feet 2 inches; brown hair and 
blue eyes; w. 205 pounds; p. Maude M. and 
Addison N. Hinies. non-prof^ssionals ; e. Oak- 
Hnd Technical high school. University of Cali- 
fornia, Berkeley. Cal., and received his stage 
traininq- appearing in amateur theatricals while 
in collece. Stage experience with "Topsy and 
Eva" 1923-24-25 as specialty b'^ck face dancer 
pnd stage manager, producers Tom Wilkes and 
Duncan Sisters ; with various picture hou-ses 
such as the Oriental in Chicago and the Para- 
mount in New York City : also in Ziegfeld's 
Follies — Chamberlin and Himas — featured com- 
edy dancers the season of 1927-28 ; played char- 
acter part of factory manager in "Here's 
How." also featured dancers (Chamberlin and 
Himes), producers Aarons and Freedley ; with 
the Kit Kat Club in London. Paris cafe des 
Ambassadeurs, and at present with Radio-Keith- 
Orpheum vaudeville. 

HOPKINS, JOHN: Motion picture director, r. 
n.. James P. Hopkins; b. Buffalo. N. Y.. March 
17, 1S76 : h. 6 feet: dark hair and eyes; w. ISO 
iiounds ; p. Violet Bauveas and William J. Hop- 
kins ; e, Chicago high school and Redfield college. 



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Joe Murphy 

THE ARTISTS" MODEL 

The Original Andy Gump of the Movies 

Tel. Olympia 0194 

753 Tularosa Drive 
Hollywood, California 
TO EXHIBITORS OF THE WORLD 
My dear Sirs:- 

I have been asked by several 
companies to make pictures for them but I am 
at a loss which offer to accept. So, I am 
appealing to you for advice. A letter with 
your answer will be appreciated. Which com- 
pany would you advise me to work for? 

Yours sincerely, 
JOE MURPHY. 




Redfield. S. D. ; hy, poetry, rustic carpentry. 
First stage training: at Boordwell'fi Opera House. 
Saginaw, Mich., then studied for ministry. Was 
juvenile lead at 11 years old in "The Village 
Blacksmith" ; part "Jim. the Dumb Messeng:er 
Boy" ; Reuben in "Joshua Whitcomb" ; part in 
"Ten Years Later," B. O'Neil ; juvenile in "Oli- 
ver T\vist." Nat Goodwin : "The Slow Mail." 
with Sir Henry Irving:, and others with Richard 
Mansfield, Robert Mantell. etc. Played 50 screen 
leads with Lubin. A. D. Hotalinp. director. 
Later 50 leadf^ ■with Romo-United Fox, Epes 
Sarg-ent. R. Physiog: and W. Davis, directors. 
Also directed 12 pictures, includinjr "The Secret 
Trap." "Starting: Something," "Honor Among 
Thieves," and educationals for the Government. 

HOUSE, STANLEY: Presentation act come- 
dian, r. n.. Stanley N. Kleinhaus ; b. New York 
City, August 4. 1905; h, 5 feet 8l^ inches: dark 
brown hair and brownish gray eyes ; w, 16'> 
pounds ; p. Sara and Paul Kleinhaus. non-pro- 
fessionals : e. Morris high school, New York City. 
and College of the City of Ne\v York ; not mar- 
ried : hy, swimming, dogs, sports. Stage jiresen- 
tation. "The Freshman": then with June Hovick, 
Braile and Pallo. Stanley House and Company, 
then Publix presentations. 

HUBERT, FRITZ : Presentation act. r. n. 
William Francis Hubert ; b. Springfield. Ohio. 
March 30. UIOS : h. 5 feet 6 inches ; blonde hair 
and gray eyes ; w. 132 ix>unds : p. Nettie and 
Frank Hubert, non-professionals : e. Stadium 
high school. Tacoma, Wash., and University of 
Washington. G months: not married: hy. antique 
furniture, hunting, boating and music. Two 
years with Publix units and Fanchon and Marco. 
Screen experience in Hal Roach comedies. 

HUBERT. JEAN: Presentation act, r. n., 
Eugenia Bowen Hubert : b. Springfield, Ohio. 
January 7. lIHi6 : h. 5 feet 6 inches: blonde hair 
and gray eyes ; w. 136 pounds ; p. Nettie and 
Frank Hubert : e. Stadium high school. Tacoma. 
Wash. : not married : hy. golf, music, antique 
furniture. Two years with Publix units and 
Roach comedies. 

HULTS. ARLO: Organist, r. n., same; b. 

Lawrence. Kansas. June 26. 1903; h. 5 feet 11 
inches; black hair and brown eyes; w, 140 
pounds ; p, Cecile and A. Porter Hults. non-pro- 
fessionals ; e. Lawrence high school and Kansas 
University ; Bachelor of Music, organ and piano : 
Organist at Mainstreet theatre. Kansas City; 
Loew's Lexington. New York City : Keith's Ken- 
more, Brooklyn. 

JOHNS, BROOKE: h. 6 feet 3 inche^s ; dark 
brown hair: hy. farming, and music. Ten years' 
stage experience during which time he has ap- 
peared in musical come<lies for Dillingham. 
Ziegfeld and in London music halls ; also co- 
starred with Ann Pennington in the "Follies'* 
from 1922-24. Now under contract with Skouras 
Brothers as master of ceremonies ; played in St. 
Louis a year and a half at the Missouri the- 
atre; just completed fifteen weeks for Balahan 
& Katz at the Oriental theatre. Chicago. Will 
tour Publix Circuit as Doctor of Jazz to build 
up bu.siness in theatres. First three months at 
the Cranada theatre. San Francisco, next three 
at the Paramount. Los Angeles ; then the Stan- 



ley theatie in Philadelphia and then back to St. 
Louis for six months. Will also be featured 
in a short talkie. 

JOYCE, JACK: Singer and dancer. r. n.. 
Harry Hall ; b, Ashton. Lancashire. England. 
November 5, 1S9S ; h. 5 feet S inches ; blonde 
hair and blue eyes ; w. 140 pounds : left leg 
amputated : p. Alice Morrey and George Hall, 
non-professionals ; e, Trafalgar high school : hy. 
writing, horseback riding, inventing. Training 
in vaudeville, musical comedy, drama, motion 
pictures. In Keith and Orpheum vaudeville from 
.1920 to 1927 ; single act consisting of singing, 
dancing and monologing ; lead in 1920 in Arthur 
Hammerstein's musical comedy, "Poppy ;" Publix 
presentations. 1927-28 ; In specialty ideas and 
two units — ' ■ Levee Lovers' ' and " Zy lophania ;* ' 
also featured on Pacific Coast in Fanchon and 
Marco Ideas ; On screen played leading charac- 
ter part of Jean Bertaud in "New Lives for 
Old." directed by Clarence Badger with Betty 




Compson and Theodore Kosloff in leading roles, 
released in 1925. 

KALEY, CHARLES: Master of ceremonies, 
r. n.. same; b. Red Cloud. Neb.. June 16. 1902; 
h. 5 feet 10 inches; brown hair and eyes; w, 
160 pounds; p, Sue M. and Charles H. Kaley, 
non-]>rofessionals ; e. Manual Arts and Jeffer- 
son high schools. University of Southern Cali- 
fornia ; m. Hannah Williams, professional, 
Alfeld Johnson, non-professional : hy. all out- 
door sports. Was violinist and vocal soloist 
with Abe Lyman's Orchestra 1921-25 at Am- 
bassador hotel. Los Angeles, and Orpheum cir- 
cuit ; recording artist with Brunswick and 
Columbia past five years ; juvenile in Earl 
Carrol's Vanities in 1926 ; master of ceremonies 
and stagehand conductor at Marks Brothers' 
Granada and Marbro, Chicago, for past 20 
months. 

KEATES. HENRI A.: Solo organist, b. Liver- 
pool. England. February 15, 1887: h. 6 feet; 
brown hair and hazel eyes ; w. 160 pounds ; p, 
Mary Gee and Alfred Keates, non-professionals ; 
e. Brown high school ; m. Maybelle Gilmore, non- 
professional : hy, fishing, boating, golf. Stage 
experience in chautauqua, lyceum and vaude- 
ville, playing various instruments, including 
violin, cello, French horn, drums, piano, organ. 
Organist for 21 years, playing deluxe houses in 
every state in the Union. 

KELLY, JACK (PEACOCK) : Conductor, r. n., 

John F. Kelly ; b, Chicago, November 29, 1898 : 
h, 6 feet, brown hair and blue eyes ; w. 180 
pounds : p. Mary and Robert Kelly, non-profes- 
sionals ; e. Lane high school and Lewis Institute: 
m. Alice M. Mueller, professional ; hy, boxing, 
golf, track. Drummer in band: original drum 
major of Great Lakes Naval Training Station 
Band ; for last two years with Mark Fisher's 
Band as drummer and arranger ; also relief mas- 
ter of ceremonies for B & K. 

KINSLEY, FRED: Organist, r. n.. Frederick 

Kinsley; b. New Haven. Conn.. May 4. 1886: h^ 
5 feet S inches : brown hair and eyes : w. 145 
l>ounds : p. Leonie Ambuhl and Frederick Kins- 
ley, non-professionals ; e. New Haven high school 
and Yale university ; m. Hazel Munson, non- 
professional. Feature organist at Cameo. Albe- 
marle. Strand, and Hippodrome. New York ; 
orchestral organist at Hippodrome during big 
production showK ; at present chief organist of 
Radio-Keith-Orpheum circuit. 

KVALE. AL: Master of ceremonies, r. n.. 
Alfred J. Kvale ; b. Orfordville. Wis.. September 
2, 1899; h. 5 feet 8^! inches; brown hair and 
blue eyes; w. 150 pounds: p. Ida T. Simie and 
O. J. Kvale; e, Benson high school. Minnesota. 
Beloit (Wis.) college and University of Chicago; 
not married : hy, aviation, golf, ski-jumping. 
Assistant conductor for Paul Ash and panto- 
miniLst for 2*^ years; master of ceremonies at 
H & K Norshore, Chicago. 1^ years; Successor 
to Paul Ash at Oriental, also at B & K Paradise ; 
master of ceremonies permanently located at 
Norshore. 

LAMBERTI: Presentation act. r. n.. Basil 
Lambert: b. Valparaiso, Ind., January 9. 1898; 



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h, 5 feet 9% inches; light brown hair and pray 
eyet ; w, 170 pounds; p. Minnie and Thomas 
Lambert, non-professionals ; e. Valparaiso high 
school and Northern Indiana University ; m, 
Maude Eckersley, non-professional ; hy. athletics, 
fishing, hunting. Experience in circus, vaude- 
ville, fitock. Fifteen years' experience with 
Keith. Orpheum, W. V. M. A., Pantages. With 
Publix at present. 

LAMPE, DELL: Master of ceremonies, r. n., 
Joseph Dell Lampe : b, Buffalo, New York, Feb- 
ruary 28. 192.S ; h, 5 feet 10 inches: brown hair 
and blue eyes ; 16S pounds ; p, Josephine Dell and 
J. Bodewalt Lumpe, professionals ; e. New 
Rochelle high school and Berlin Musical College, 
Germany ; m. Christine Wood Phillips, non-pio- 
feseional ; hy, golfing, hunting, fishing. Head- 
lined with Keith circuit for two years as director 
of Vincent Lopez No. 2 orchestra ; five years at 
Trianon ballroom, Chicago ; three months at 
Edgewater Beach hotel. 

LATOUR, HINSDALE: b. Joplin, Mo., June 
14, 1905 ; h, 5 feet 9 inch&s ; auburn hair and 
blue eyes; w, 149 ix)unds ; p, Elizabeth Mildred 
and Lionel Louis Latour. father at one time 
professional ; e. Georgia Military academy. At- 
lanta. Ga.. four years ; hy, amateur photog- 
raphy, swimming, track work and hu idles. 
Three years stage experience with the Capitol 
Quartette : one year with "The Dictators of 
Harmony," Publix Unit Show ; and in the 
musical shows, "The Love Call" and "White 
Lights." No screen experience. 



LIPSTONE, LOUIS R. : ni. Ruth Fischer, 
professional ; hy, telephoning golfing and read- 
ing. Twenty years experience as musical di- 
rector started out in Chicago as cafe orchestra 
leader, later as musical conductor for picture 
houses. Joined Balaban & Katz as musical con- 
ductor for their Central Park theatre in 1917, 
then played all the Balaban & Katz circuit. 
Was made general musical director for Bala- 
ban & Katz in 1925. Has charge of the hiring 
and firing of musicians in over twenty five 
Balaban & Katz and Lubliner & Trinz theatres, 
and supervises all musical activities. 

KAHANE. BENJAMIN P.: R K O secretary 
and treasurer, r. n., same ; b, Chicago. Novem- 
ber .30, 1891 ; e. Kent College of Law, Chicago 
(Bachelor of Law. 1912). Admitted to Bar (State 
of Illinois) in October, 1912 ; engaged in general 
practice of law at Chicago in association with 
A. S. and George A. Trude, 1912-19. specializing 
in theatrical cases; joined Orpheum circuit In 
December, 1919. as general counsel, director, 
secretary and treasurer, at New York ; in Jan- 
uary, 1928. made director, secretary and treas- 
urer of Keith-Albee-Orpheum : November. 192H, 
made secretary and treasurer of Radio- Keith- 
Orpheum, and member of board of directors 
executive committee and finance committee (also 
eame ofllices in subsidiary companies) : December, 
1928, elected secretary and treasurer and director 
of R K O Pro<iuctions, Inc. 



LETT SISTERS AND LOUISE: Harmony, 
r. n., Armine Lett ; b, Juniata, Neb., June 28, 
1906 ; h, 5 feet 6 inches ; auburn hair and brown 
eyes; w, 119 pounds: p, Grace I. and Walter E. 
Lett, non-professionals; e, Kearney (Neb.) high 
school and Nebraska State Teachers college at 
Kearney. One year with girls' bands, two years 
in vaudeville and presentation in harmony trio. 

LETT SISTERS AND LOUISE: Harmony, 
r. n.. Mildred Lett : b, Kenesaw, Neb., October 
28, 1903 ; h, 5 feet 4 inches ; brown hair and 
eyes ; w, 126 pounds; p, Giace I. and Walter E. 
Lett ; e, Kearney (Neb.) high school and Ne- 
braska State Teachers college ; hy, golf, tennis, 
hiking, swimming. Played one year with girls' 
bantis, two years in vaudeville and presentations 
in harmony trio. 

LYON, HAROLD J.: Organist, r. n., same; 
b. Waterloo. Iowa, September 16, 1907 ; h, 6 feet 
2 inches ; dark biown hair and blue eyes ; p, 
Clara Parker and Judson J. Lyon, church organ- 
ists ; e. East Waterloo high school and American 
Conservatory of Music, University of Pennsyl- 
vania ; hy, horse racing, broadcasting request 
programs ; Organist, soloist ; 1923. Redpath 
Chautauqua, and musical instruments ; 1924-25, 
Strand and Rialto theatres. Waterloo; 1925-26, 
Legion theatre. Marshalltown, Iowa ; 1926, recital 
trip making all key cities throughout Canada and 
New York ; 1927. Capitol, Ottumwa. Iowa, and 
Strand Amusement Company, Ottumwa. super- 
visor of music ; 1927-28, Strand, Greensburg, Pa. ; 
1928-29, Million Dollar State theati'e, Johnstown, 
Pa. 



MAGELL, WILLIAM (Bill): b. Atlanta, Ga., 
January 30, 1902 ; h, 6 feet ; dark brown hair 
and grey eyes ; w, 160 pounds ; |), Sarah Carter 
and James William Magill, father professional 
musician ; e, Tech high school. Atlanta, Ga.. 
four years ; hy, golf and all card games. Six 
years stage experience with the Capitol Quar- 
tette, in musical comedy ; with "The Dictators 
of Harmony" in Publix Units. No screen ex- 
perience. 

MASTERS. FRANKIE: Master of ceremonies, 
r. n., Frank E. Masterman ; b, St. Mary's, W. 
Va., April 12, 1904; h, 5 feet 10 inches; brown 
hair and gray eyes ; w, 140 pounds ; p, Alice R. 
and W. M. Masterman ; e, Robinson high school. 
Culver Academy and Indiana University ; trained 
in dramatics at Indiana University ; hy, golf. 
Two and one-half years with B & K. at Uptown. 
Tivoli. Norshore and Tower, all in Chicago ; Bilt- 
more hotels, Victor records. Now entering third 
year with B & K. 

MAXWELL, DICK: Comedy dancer, r. n.. 
Richard Maxwell Clapper; b. Louisville. Ohio, 
May 2, 1898; h, 5 feet 9^^ inches: brown hair 
and gray eyes ; w, 128 pounds ; p. Harriet A. 
and Joseph B. Clapper ; non-jirofessionals ; e, 
Lakewood high school ; m. Marjorie Lee. profes- 
sional ; hy. Copying, arranging and writing 
music. 1919-21, producer of stage presentations 



George Dewey Washington 




'^Just Songs" 

METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER 

MOVIETONE STAR 

and 

PRESENTATION ARTIST 

Now Completing Third Year with Publix 



at Allen theatre. Cleveland ; 1922-28. vaudeville 
and picture theatre presentations, with excejition 
of one season, and had own act : 1922-23, Max- 
well. Lee and Company, trio, all dancing, classi- 
cal and step ; 1924, with Sherwood Entertainers 
as tenor saxoj)honist and buck dancer ; 1925-26. 
Maxwell and Fields Company, four, instrumental, 
singing and dancing act : 1927-28, Maxwell and 
Lee, comedy dancing team. 

McKENNA. JOSEPH A.: Screen and presen- 
tation star. r. n., Josei'h A, Monahan, Jr. ; b. 
New York City, May 16, 1907 ; p, Irene L. Clair 
and Joseph A. Monahan, father a professional ; 
h, 5 feet 8^ inches : black hair and dark blue 
eyes: w, 148 pounds; e. Engiewood (N. J.) Pro- 
fessional Children school ; hy. tennis, golf, swim- 
ming. Playeci "fJogo" with John Barrymore in 
"Peter Ibbetson" 9 months ; Keith vaudeville five 
years ; Publix. Featured on screen in 20 two- 
reel photoplays produced by Juvenile Film Cor- 
poration, Chips series, including "Chip Off the 
Old Block," "Chip's Eloiienient." "Chip's Back 
Yard Barnstormers." "For Sale, 'A Daddy"." 
"Chip's 'Carmen'," "Chip's Baseball Nine," 
"Chip the Plumber," "Chip, Diamond from the 
Pie," etc. ; played under own name, Joseph A. 
Monahan, Jr., as "Chip" ; also featured in two 
two-reel "A Modern Peck's Bad Boy," produced 
by Athens Film Company of Boston ; Played 
"Boy Harry" in "Silver Wings" with Mary Carr, 
and numerous important parti^ with Universal. 

MEEDER, WM. H.: Organist, r. n., same; 
b. South Orange, N. J., July 14, 1901 ; h, 6 feet 
4 inches ; brown hair and eyes ; w, 190 pounds ; 
p, Mary Chandler and Henry Meeder, non-pro- 
fessionals ; e, Columbia (South Orange) high 
school ; m, Dorothy Powell, non-professional ; 
organist at Lyceum theatre. East Orange, N. J., 
1921-22; Regent theatre, Elizabeth, N. J., 1922- 
28; E. F. Albee theatre. Brooklyn, N. Y., 1928, 
to the present. 

MEIER. L. CARLOS: b, Ormond, Fla.. 
August 20, 1892 ; h, 5 feet 11 inches ; dark 
brown hair and blue eyes ; w. 185 pounds ; p, 
Margaret and Charles F. Meier, non-profession- 
als ; e. Hampton, la., high school and received 
his stage training in Des Moine*^, la. : m, Gene- 
vieve Cook, non-professional : hy, golf, swimming 
and radio. Stage expeiience doing vaude- 
ville act — a piano single — over Sullivan & Con- 
sidine in 1915. Now featured organist at the 
Terminal theatre, Chicago, in his second year. 

MELSON, CHARLIE: Master of ceremonies, 
r. n., Zachary Charles Melson ; b. New York 
City, September 12. 1901; h. 5 feet 6% inches; 
dark hair and blue eyes ; w, 140 iK>unds ; i*. Rose 
and Maxwell Melson ; m. Irmanette, professional ; 
hy, i>inochle, wife, mother, and going to the 
bank. Stage experience began with song plug- 
ging and vaudeville; started career in 1912 play- 
ing the bellboy in "Alias Jimmy Valentine" in 
Denver ; plugged songs from Coast to Coast for 
Irving Berlin ; played one season in cabarets and 
vaudeville ; made master of ceremonies by Fan- 
chon and Marco for whom he opened four the- 
atres, Alexander at Glendale, Cal., Raymond in 
Pasadena, Uptown in Los Angeles and Westlake 
in Los Angeles; also played Loew's State in Los 
Angeles and five months at State in Detroit : 
opened in July, 1927. at Branford theatre in 
Newark, N. J., and still tht-re. alternating from 
the Stanley in Jersey City which he opened in 
March, 192S : contracted to Fanchon and Marco 
under managerial contract. 

MILLS, BILLY: Musical director, r. n., Wil- 
liam R. Mills ; b, Flint. Mich., September 6, 
1S94; h, 5 feet 7 inches; dark brown hair and 
blue eyes ; w, 170 iiounds ; parents non-profes- 
sionals"; e, Flint Central high school. University 
of Michigan and Syracuse University. Univer- 
sity of Michigan opera, 1914 (composer) ; Syra- 
cuse LTniversity oi>era (composer) ; B. F. Keith 
Western production 1921 (writer) ; Isham Jones 
orchestra, 1921-22 (special material) ; U. S. 
Cantonment productions. 1917-20 (special pro- 
duction material and coach) : .^Ist Field Artillery 
Band, 1920 (bandmaster) ; B & K Ralph Wil- 
liams and Mark Fisher units, 1925-2S, as pianist, 
arranger, and wiiter of special jiroduction ma- 




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Singing Comedian 
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PUBLIX UNITS 
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terial ; National Theatres Corporation. 1928. as 
general mu.sical sui>ervisor and ai^sociate pro- 
ducer ; concert api>earances, coaching and tech- 
nical assignments. 

MOREY, AL: Master of ceremonies, r. n.. 
Money Alswang ; b. Chicago. III.. October IS. 
19111 ; h, 6 feet : dark hair and blue eyes ; w, 165 
lK)undi5 ; p. Florence and Hyman Alswang ; non- 
profee^iionals : e, Walkr high school and Crane 
Tech. Six years with bands — -Roy Bargy. Armin 
Hand. E. E. Sheety. J. Bodewell Lampe ; with 
Publix at North Center theatre. Chicago, and at 
Fort Worth. Texafi. Atlanta, Ga.. and San An- 
tonio, Texaw ; also at Trianon and Aragon ball- 
rooms, Chicago. 

MURPHY, JOE: Motion picture actor, r. n, 
same ; b. San Jofie, Cal. ; h, 6 feet 4 inches ; 
A", 165 pounds ; hy. motoring', dancing, golf. 
Stage experience in vaudeville. In pictures ever 
since Mack Sennett starteti Keystone Cops ; has 
been in eveiy phase of game except producing 
and camera work ; 4S Andy Gump comedies for 
Universal as Andy : also in "The Man Who 
Laughs." "The Cat and the Canary" and other 
features ; also in Fox Sunshine comediet^. 

NEALY. ARTHUR: Singer, r. n.. Arthur 
William Neely ; b. St. Louis, Mo.. January 27. 
ISit? : h. 5 feet 8 inches ; brown hair and gray 
eyet? ; p. Rose and Charles Neely, non-professiion- 
als ; e. Adams school. St. Loui« ; m. Amy Rakey, 
non-profesi^ional ; hy, huntinjj, fishing, country. 
Policeman in 1923 at St. Louis. Six years of 
stage experience, with Skouras Brothers, B & K, 
Keith circuit. Publix. 

LETT SISTERS AND LOUISE: Harmony. 
r. n., Louise Nelson ; b. Galesburg, III., January 
2s, 19'iS ; h, 5 feet, 2 inches ; blonde hair and 
blue eyet> : p. Julia and Alex Nelson ; e, Gales- 
burg. high school : hy. golfing, swimming, horse 
racing. Played one year with girls' bands and 



two years in vaudeville and presentations in 
harmony trio, 

NORTH, JACK: Entertainer, r. n.. same; 
b. Jersey City ; h. 5 feet ; brown hair and blue 
eyes; w, 163 pounds; e, Jersey City hiph school; 
not married. After amateur theatricals, five 
years with Publix. 

PAYNE. JOHNNY: Piano and song, r. n.. 
Joha C. Payne: b. Nashville, Tenn.. August 1, 
1907 ; h. 5 feet 10^4 inches ; brown hair and 
brown eyes ; w, 168 pounds ; e, Montgomery Bell 
Academy at Nashville : not married ; hy, bridge, 
reading, eating roc<iuefort cheese. Played regu- 
larly for radio and civic organizations (W S M 
at Nashville and K M O X at St. Louis) four 
years prioi' to going on stage ; four months with 
Skouras Brothers in St. Louis in 1928 (February 
11 to May 27); ten weeks with Brooke Johns; 
eight months touring Publix theatres as a iires- 
entation act ; commencing second year with 
Publix, featured in unit. 

RODEMICH. GENE: Master of ceremoniefi. 
r. n., same; b, St. Louis, Mo., April l.t, 1895; 
h. 5 feet 4 inches; brown hair and blue eyes; 
w. 108 pounds ; p. Barbara and Henry Rodemich. 
non-professionals ; m, Henrietta Pank. non-pro- 
ftssional ; hy, childi'en. Master of ceremonies 
two years at Grand Central in St. Louis ; 2 years 
Metropolitan. Boston ; next at Paramount, New 
York ; six years in pit at Grand Centra!, where 
he got first training. 

ROSS, BEN: Master of ceremonies, r. n.. 
Ben Rosenberg; b, Hartford. Conn., February 
17. 1905 ; h. 5 feet S inches ; black hair and dark 
gray eyes ; w, 150 pounds ; p, Jennie and Louis 
Rosenberg, non-professionals ; e. Weaver high 
school. Hartford. Conn ; not married ; hy. car- 
tooning and songwriting. Stage experience in 
vaudeville, teamed a^ "Ross and Darling," the 
latter beinsr an older brother of Eddie, former 



K A O booker, single in vaudeville as "Benny 
Ross" and in productions "All Aboard." and 
"Excess Baggage." At present master of cere- 
monies alternating between Stanley and Bram- 
ford theatres. Jersey City and Newark, N. J. 
Screen experience appearing in an indei>endent 
comedy. "Oh Willie", a Niglod production. Will 
appear in Vitaphone and Movietone shorts very 
shortly. 

ROSS, HARRY: Comedy singer, r. n.. Harry 
Rosenthal ; b. Brooklyn. N. Y.. July 4. 1900 ; 
h. 5 feet 8^^ inchets ; brown hair and eyes ; w, 
163 pounds ; p, Sarah and Jacob Rosenthal, 
father ex-professional ; e. Boys high school, 
Brooklyn. N. Y.. stage training in burlesque ; 
not married; hy. baseball, prize fights: horse- 
back riding, hockey, golf, bridge and rhummy. 
Stage experience of ten years appearing in 
vaudeville, musical comedy, burlesque and Pub- 
lix Units. 

SCOTT LEONARD: b. Los Angeles. Cal., 
May 27, 189S ; h. 5 feet 10 inches ; brown hair 
and haze! brown eyes ; w, 135 pounds ; p, Ida 
Scott Seely and Howard Scott, non-iirofession- 
als ; e. Polytechnic high school, Los Angeles, 
Cal. ; received his stage training in high school ; 
hy, golf, bowling, poker and motoring. Stage 
experience with "Kitty's Kisses" in May. 1926 ; 
"Sweetheart Time" in the fal! of 1926 and in 
"White Lights" in the fall of 1927. all these 
with the Capitol Quartette; and in Publix Unit 
show "The Dictators of Harmony" in 1928-29. 

SHEVLIN, JOHN: Irish tenor, r. n.. same; 
b. Pennsylvania. June 24. 1898; h. 5 feet 10 
inches, dark brown hair and blue eyes ; w, 175 
iwunds ; three years at American Conservatory 
of Music in Chicago, two years at Metropolitan 
Opera House school : 14 months in Germany and 
two months in Paris ; p, Ellen and William 
Shevlin ; not married ; hy, boxing, football, mo- 
toring. Six years on stage. 



(M.IFOKM \S 


PLAY BOY 


CHARLIE 


MELSON 


rilK MAKMRO OF CKRKMOMFS 



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JIM THOMAS 

Featured Organist 

PROCTOR S 86th ST. THEATRE 
NEW YORK CITY 




THE SINGING FOOL 
PIANIST 

JOHNNY PAYNE 

NoYv Touring PUBLIX THEATRES 

Dirrclion — Wiltiam Morris Agency 




EARL ABEL 

THAT PERSONALITY ORGANIST 

Creating Original Novelty Solos 

PUBLIX TEXAS THEATRE, San Antonio 



ARTHUR NEALY 

"The Romontic Singer" 

Discovered by BROOKE JOHNS and Still Under 
His Wings After Two Years With PUBLIX 




PAUL DAVIS 

Solo Organist 

EMBASSY THEATRE 

CHICAGO 



EDDIE 


PERRY 


MUSICAL DIRECTOR 


SECOND SEASON 


PUBLIX THEATRES 



THE DEMI RE 



WALLACE SISTERS 

A COUPLE OF TURNOVERS 
FEATURED IN PUBLIX THEATRES 





CECIL DAVIDSON 


i^^ 


1 ^a 


Musical Director 


L^jH 


NORTH CENTER THEATRE, CHICAGO 


^Ji^l 


Completing Second Year 





SLOSSER, MILTON: Orjranipt. r. n.. same; 
b. Los Angeles. August 12, 1900; h. 5 feet 7 
inches, black hair and brown eyes : w, 138 
pounds : p, Mary and John Slosser, non-profe*5- 
(^ionals ; e. St. Joe^eph's high school, Coilege- 
ville, Ind.. Yale University ; m. Lea Milton, 
non-professional ; hy, golf, motorinp:. swimming. 
Master of ceremoniett at Mi-ssouri theatre during 
Frank Fay's absence and until vacancy was 
filled. 



SMITH. McNEIL: Organist, r. n. eame ; b, 
Meridian, Mississippi. May 20. 1902 ; h, 5 feet 
y^'ii inches, blonde hair and blue eyee ; %v. 145 
pounds ; p. Anna Buchanan and Allen S. Smith : 
e. Meridian higrh t^chool and Chicago Musical 
College ; not marrietl ; hy. bookfi. organ mechan- 
ism. Now featured organist at Marquette the- 
atre, Chicago. 

SPANGLER, JACK : Musical comedy, r. 
n.. Leonard Spangler ; b, Philadelphia, Pa.. 
April 26. 1900 ; h. 5 feet 9 inches ; brown 
hair and blue eyet; ; p, Charlotte and George 
Spangler ; e. Northeast high school. Temple Uni- 
versity, Warton school, University of Pennsyl- 
vania ; stage training at schools in East; not 
marrietl ; hy. golf and billiards. "Gay Paree", 
1926, Shubert, specialty and sketch : Earl Car- 
roll Vanities, 1927, specialty and sketch : "Bye, 
Bye. Bonnie". 1928, John Armstrong and Law- 
rence Webber, light comedian ; Publix and Keith 
at intervals playing dancing and comedy acte. 
Screen appearances in Pathe News, dance and 
exercise inten>retations. 

SPANGLER, KAY : Musical comedy. r. 
n.. Kay Spangler ; b, Philadelphia. Pa. ; 
21 years old: h, 5 feet 9 inches; blonde hair 
and blue eyes; w. 100 pounds; p, Charlotte and 
George Spangler ; e. Northeast high school. 
Temple University, Warton School. University 
of Pennsylvania ; stage training at schools in 
East: hy. golf and billiards. "Gay Paree". 
1926. Shubert, specialty and sketch ; Earl Car- 
roll Vanities, 1927, specialty and sketch ; "Bye 
Bye Bonnie". 1928. John Armstrong and Law- 
rence Webber, light comedian ; Publix and 
Keith at intervals playing dancing and comedy 
acts. Screen appearance in Pathe News, dance 
and exercise interpretations. 

SPECMT. PAUL L.: Master of ceremonies. 

r. n., same: b. Sinking Spring, Pa., March 25, 
1895 ; h. 6 feet and one-half inch ; brown hair 
and eyes ; w. ISO pounds : p, Hettie E. and 
Charles G, Specht (father church organist, vet- 
eran bend leader and music teacher) ; e. Spring 
Township high school. Perkiomen school. Penns- 
burg. Pa. ; stage training in amateur theatricals 
in Reading. Pa., and preparatory school : mar- 
ried non-professional ; hy, his farms in Penn- 
sylvania. Seven years professional exjierience ; 
played Keith. Loew, Pantages, Fox and inde- 
pendent vaudeville ; five months presentation 
work at Capitol, New York City, where he also 
organized and coached other stageband unit-; 
for Loew deluxe picture theatres : played Stan- 
ley houses ; with first American jazz orchestra 
to play Coliseum and Alhambra variety theatres 
in London : now directing stageband and acting 
as master of ceremonies at Colony. New York : 
also recorded first DeForest Phonofilms in 
1923-24. 

SPRING. J. GIBBS: r. n.. Joseph G. Sprin-. 
Jr. : b, Chicago. III.. July 30. 1899 ; h. 5 feet 
9 inches : light hair and light blue eyes ; w, 
198 pounds; p. Selena E. and Joseph G. Spring, 
non-professionals ; e, Hyde Park high school ; 
no stage training: m. Sylvia Gustafson, organ- 
ist: hy. mechanics^— automotive and electrical. 
Stage experience consists of one summer season 
with Chautauqua, music and dramatic in "Tam- 
ing of the Shrew " Theatre experience of 
about three years playing pictures and organ 
solos. Associatei with Orpheum Circuit. Na- 
tional Theatres Corporation, Schoenstadt & Son. 
Lubliner & Trinz and at present with Polkn 
Brothers theatres. Is also a "singing organist" 
and specializes on novelty orsran solos and screen 
synchronization. Studied organ under Arthur 
Guton, now in Detroit. Also did some traveling 
in organ dedications. 

TERRY. LEO: Organist, r. n., same : b. 
Alton. III.. February 19. 1892: h. 5 feet 7 
inches ; dark brown hair and brown eyes ; w. 
145 pounds ; p, Jeanette (Roach) Terry and 
DeWitt C. Terry, non-professionals; married 
non-profesi^ional : has three children : e, St. 
Louis University. St. Louis. Mo. Started play- 
ing piano in picture show in 190S for Joseph 
Mogler. St. Louis. 1908-10: then at Lafayette 
theatre. St. Louis. 1910-12 : James Cornellius* 
Lyric. St. Louis. 1912-16; introduced organ ac- 
companiment to itictures in St. Louis in 1912 
at Frank R. Tate's Strand and Columbia the- 
atres where employed as fii-st organist from 
1916 to 1922 ; opened V. T. Lynch's Tiflin the- 
atre, Chicago, November 1. 1922. as solo organ- 
ist and remaine<l until September. 1924. when 
engaged by National Theatres Con>oration to 
reopen Stratford, another large neighborhood 



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L. CARLOS MEIER 




Featured 




Organist 


Terminal 


^^^^H-, -J^^fe 


Tiieatre 




Chieago 




Second Year 





AL MOREY 

Master of Ceremonies 

at the 
Harding 

<' flip ■ Theatre 
Chicago 



master of L 




Second 

Year with 

PubHx 



Jimmie W. Dunn 

Available for Films 

PIONEER 

SINGING 

DANCING 

COMEDIAN 

Still Playing 
Return Engagements 
TOURING PUBLIX 

Perm. Ad. HER.A.LD WORLD 




PAUL ZIMM 

and 
HIS ORCHESTRA 



THIRD YEAR 

ALAMO 
THEATRE 

CHICAGO 



theatre in Chicago; featured orRanist there nine 
montht^ until transferred to new Capitol, where 
featured organist 1 1 months, until May, 1926 : 
enjraircd by Great States Theatres (B & K) to 
oi>en 3.000-seat theatre in Joliet, 111., and act 
as pueHt organist in other Great States theatres 
in cities around Chicago ; with Great States S 
months and later a return engagement for 14 
months ; opened Piccadilly. Chicago, as eolo 
organist and remained three months, then re- 
engaged by Great States ; re-engaged for Picca- 
dilly for ten-month engagement which he now 
is fulfilling. 

TUCKER, BERT: Dancer, r. n., Albert Ed- 
ward Tucker ; b, Hartford, Conn., February 5, 
1905 : h, 5 feet 2 inches ; brown hair and blue 
eyes; w. 12.") pounds; p. Sophie and Louis 
Tucker ; mother a professional ; e, Mount Pleas- 
ant Military Academy, Westchester Academy, 
Peekskill Military Academy. Stanford Military 
Academy ; took lei^sons in dancing from Billy 
Pierce StuJias ; not married: hy. comedy and 
singing. Stage experience with his mother in 
"Le Maire's AtYairs" ; started alone August 16, 
1924. with Paul Ash at Oriental. Chicago: then 
did all B & K houses with own act, "The- 
Kitchen Kabaret" ; played vaudeville for West- 
ern Orpheum circuit ; went out with Publix unit, 
also worked clubs and cafes in between ; now 
playing for Publix again. 

TURNER. RAY: r. n., Raymond T. Turner: 
1.. Chicago. 111.. January 3. 1904 ; h. 5 feet 7 
inches ; dark brown hair and blue eyes ; w. 
135 poundt; ; p. Constance L. and Frank M. 
Turner, non-professionals ; e, Fenger high school, 
Chicago, and Sherwood MiL-^ic school ; received 
organ instruction from Arthur Dunham of Chi- 
cago ; m, Zenobia A, Cain, non-professional ; 
hy. motoring. Theatre experience as follows : 
Organist for three years at the Woodlawn 
i now Maryland) theatre. Chicago ; later at 
North Center theatre. Chicago for Karzas ; also 
organist at the Highway. Metropolitan. McVick- 
ers (broadcast through WBBM. Chicago) the- 
atres, and the last year and a half at the 
Coronado theatre. Rockford, III., for Great 
States (Publix). 

WARREN AND GILL: Song and dance. 
r. n, Samuel W. Warren; b. January 12. 1906; 
h, 5 feet lit inches ; black hair and brown eyes : 
w, 13.5 pounds : e. Central high school ; mother. 
Maggie Warren. Thi'ee years of stage experi- 
ence. West Coast, Fanchon and Marco, Keith- 
Albee-Orpheum, Publix. 

WASHINGTON, GEORGE DEWEY: Colore<l 
baritone, r. n, same; b. Rock Island. III., May 1. 
ISyS : h, 5 feet KiV^ inches: black hair and 
brown eyes : w. ITS pounds : p. Cordelia Alicia 
and James W^alter Washington, non-juofes-sion- 
als ; e. Summer high school. Salt Lake City, 
Utah : m, Marie Frances Bonita Fuller, non- 
professional ; hy. detective stories. Seven yeais 
of stage experience ; first start in picture houses 
under Paul Ash six years ago, and under his 
supervision and guidance since : chiefly with 
Publix. Screen experience in two M ("I M Movie- 
tone productions. 

WHITE. LEW: 1>. Philadelphia. Pa., May 18. 
ls99 ; studied organ under Dr. Alexander H. 
Matthews ; studied violin at the age of 5 years 
under his father, Herman White, prominent 
Philadelphia music teacher. At the age of 10 
wa-s sent abroad to study piano and theory imtler 
the great German master. Heinrich Pfitxner. 
Later entered and graduated from the Phila- 
delphia Music academy. Spent several summers 
at Bar Harbor giving recitals and studying 
under the various celebrated pianists. Studied 
organ under Dr. Alexander H. Matthews of 
the University of Pennsylvania. His career as 
theatre organist started in 1918 culminating in 
the post of jiremier organist for the Stanley 
Company of America. Toured the country for 
eight seasons as guest organist at the most 
prominent theatres. Throughout this i^criod. he 
was associated with the Meyer Davis Orchestras, 
engacing in concerts at the Bellevue-St rat ford. 
Philadelphia; Waldorf Astoria. New York City: 
New Willard. Washington, D. C, and at many 
socially prominent homes. Has had the pleasure 
of ]>laying at the homes of Pierre DuPont, 
E T. Stotesbury. Mrs. Richard Cadwallader. 
Mrs. Marshall Field and numerous others. In 
the capacity as piano-accompanist, he has ac- 
companied such distinguished artists as Hans 
Kinder and Sacha Jacobson. Opened the worltl's 
largest motion picture. The Roxy. as chief or- 
ganist, which position he still retains. Also a 
member of the famous Roxy Radio Gang. 

ZIMMERMAN. HENRY: Organist. r. n.. 
sanie : b. Chicago, III.. March 2. 1907: h. 5 feet 
S inches, brown hair and eyes; w*. 135 pounds: 
e, Lindbloom high school : not married : parents 
non-profe.ssionaIs ; hy, books, swimming, tennis. 
Relief organist at McVickers at 17 years old : 
thence to Stratford. Marshall Square. Piccadilly, 
and now in second year at R K O Belmont the- 
atre as soloist. 



THE FAMOUS 




LUCKY BOYS 



JILIA DAWS 


The Golden Voii 


ed Oriianist 


Still Doing 


HF^ 


Novelties 


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for 


Kf. -r^^l 


Deluxe 


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Theatres 
Now at 


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Buffalo, 


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New York 









Louis Adrian 

OVERTURE 

MUSICAL 

CONDUCTOR 

of 

Balaban «S[ Katz 

NORSHORE 

Theatre 

CHICAGO 




Affiliated with 
PUBLIX 



A Gag a day keeps ihe 
Blues Away 



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'\MATERIAUly Yours 

SAM SILVER 

Now humoinig the dialiv^'ue 

in the "'Talkies" 

Address Exhibitors Herald-World 

')6'5 Fifth Ave.. New York 



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"One'' 



MONEY MAKING 
STARS AND PICTURES 

OF 1928 



•^ACH year Exhibitors Hkrald-World, whose 
r° staff has compiled The Almanac, goes to the 
\^ theatre owners of the country to obtain from 
them authentic Hsts of the 10 players who. and the 10 
pictures which, have made the most money for them 
during the current year. These lists are based upon 
public approval of players and pictures. 

From the lists of 10 money making pictures, there is 
compiled a major list of 104 Money Makers, and this 
list indicates as no other medium of registry the trend in 
public appeal and demand. 

Likewise, when the votes on players are tabulated the 



final results set forth clearly the standing of the individ- 
ual players in public esteem for the box office but mirrors 
the opinion of the public. 

In the balloting in the years prior to 1928, Colleen 
Moore and Tom Mix held the enviable position of queen 
and king of the players. Each year they reigned su- 
preme. The honor, in 1928, however, shifted to Clara 
Bow and Lon Chaney, with the two former winners in 
second place. 

Read these lists of players and pictures and see if you 
agree with the theatre owners of the country who voted 



in this annual balloting. 



MONEY MAKING STARS 



FEMININE 

CLARA BOW 25.5 

COLLEEN MOORE 132 

BILLIE DOVE 74 

BEBE DANIELS 63 

DOLORES DEL RIO 53 

MARY PICKFORD 45 

MARION DAVIES 39 

LAURA LaPLANTE 28 

NORMA SHEARER 27 

JOAN CRAWFORD 22 

JANET GAYNOR 18 

GRETA GARBO 14 

NORMA TALMADGE 13 

ESTHER RALSTON 9 

DOLORES COSTELLO 7 

SUE CAROL 6 

RENEE ADOREE 4 

ANNA Q. NILSSON 4 

CONSTANCE TALMADGE 4 

ALICE WHITE 4 

MARY BRIAN 3 

LOUISE FAZENDA 3 

LILLIAN GISH 3 



CORINNE GRIFFITH 3 

MAY McAVOY 3 

GLORIA SWANSON 3 

LOIS WILSON 3 

VILMA BANKY 2 

MADGE BELLAMY 2 

BETTY COMPSON 2 

DOROTHY MACKAILL 2 

AILEEN PRINGLE 2 

FAY WRAY 2 

MARY ASTOR 1 

BELLE BENNETT 1 

OLIVE BORDEN 1 

EVELYN BRENT 1 

MARIA CORDA 1 

HELEN FOSTER 1 

PHYLLIS HAVER 1 

ARLETTE MARCHAL 1 

PATSY RUTH MILLER 1 

MARIAN NIXON 1 

MOLLY O'DAY 1 

MARY PHILBIN 1 

MARIE PREVOST 1 

IRENE RICH 1 



HALE 

LON CHANEY 171 

TOM MIX 112 

JOHN GILBERT 98 

HAROLD LLOYD 88 

RICHARD DIX 86 

WILLIAM HAINES 85 

RICHARD BARTHELMESS 81 

HOOT GIBSON 63 

FRED THOMSON 63 

KEN MAYNARD 62 

MILTON SILLS 49 

DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS 48 

JACK HOLT 45 

RAMON NOVARRO 40 

EMIL JANNINGS 31 

CHARLES CHAPLIN 26 

BUCK JONES 20 

GARY COOPER 19 

GEORGE BANCROFT 18 

JOHN BARRYMORE 16 

THOMAS MEIGHAN 16 

REGINALD DENNY 15 

WILLIAM BOYD 14 



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145 



They Assisted 


Those responsible for the making of Clara Bozv's series 


Editor-in-chief — Louis D. Lighten 


of starring pictures for Paramount, pictures that zvon for 


l-ilm Editor — Doris Drought 
Titles by— Geo. Marion Jr. 


her the popularity vote of exhibitors in igjS, foUon". 






"RED HAIR*' 


"IT"' 


Star— Clara Bow 


Star— Clara Bow 




Associate producer— B. P. Schulberg 


Director — Clarence Badger 


Director — Clarence Badser 


Associate producer — ^B. P. Schulberg 


Author — Elinor Glyn 


Adapted by^Percy Heath and Lloyd Corrigan 


Screen play — Hope Loriny: and Louis D. Lighten 




Photo^M-aphed by— H. Kiniey Martin 


Photographed by- -Alfred Gilks 


Assistant director — Vernon Keys 


Assistant director — Archie Hill 


"ROUGH HOUSE ROSIE" 


Film Editor — Doris Drought 
Titles by — George Marion, Jr. 


Star — ^Clara Bow- 




Associate i)roducer — B. P. Schulberg 




Director- — Frank Strayer 


List of people instrumental in making of Ch-anev pic- 


Storv by — Nunnallv Johnson 


tures: 


Adaptation by — Max Marcin 




Screen play by — Louise Long and Ethel Doherty 


Irving G. Thalberg — Producer 


Photoirraphed bv — Hal Rossen and James Murray 


Tod Browning— Director "The Big City." "The Unknown." "West 


Assistant director — George Crook 


of Zanzibar" 




Waldemar Young — Scenarist "The Big City," "The Unknown." 


"HULA" 


"West of Zanzibar" 


Star— Clara Bow 


Richard Schayer— Scenarist "Where East Is East" 


Associate producer — B. P. Schulberg 


Elliott Clawson — Scenarist "The Road to Mandalay" 


Director — Victor Fleming 


A. P. Younger — Scenarist "While the City Sleeps" 


Storv by- — Amine von Tempski 


Jack Conway — Director "While the City Sleeps" 


Adapted bv — Doris Anderson 


George Hill— Director "Tell It to the Marines" 


Screen play bv — Ethel Doherty 


William Nigh— Director "Mr. Wu" 


Photographed bv — William Marshall 


Herbert Brenon— Director "Laugh, Clown, Laugh" 


Assistant director— Henry Hathaway 


James Howe — Cameraman 




Merritt Gerstad — Cameraman 


"GET YOUR MAN" 


Percy Hillburn — Cameraman 


Star— Clara Bow 


John Arnold — Cameraman 


Associate producer^B. P. Schulberg 


Hari-v Sharrock^Assistant Director 


Directed by — Dorothy Arzner 


Errol Taggaii— Assistant Director 


From the play by^Louis Verneuil 


Wally Chewning— Still Cameraman 


Adapted by — Hope Loring 


Milton Browne — Still Cameraman 


Continuity by Agnes Brand Leahy 


Joe Farnham — Titles 


Photographed by— Alfred Gilks 


Cedric Gibbons — Sets 



WALLACE BEERY 11 

VICTOR McLAGLEN 11 

CHARLES MURRAY 11 

CHARLES FARRELL 9 

TOM TYLER 9 

GEORGE SIDNEY 8 

JACKIE COOGAN 7 

AL JOLSON 7 

GEORGE O'BRIEN 7 

TIM McCOY 6 

CONRAD NAGEL 6 

CHARLES ROGERS 6 

MONTE BLUE 5 

BOB STEELE 5 

GLENN TRYON 5 

LEWIS STONE 3 

SAMMY COHEN 2 

BOB CUSTER 2 

KARL DANE 2 

JEAN HERSHOLT 2 

JOHNNY HINES 2 

JACK HOXIE 2 

BUSTER KEATON 2 



ADOLPHE MENJOU 2 

RICHARD ARLEN 1 

LIONEL BARRYMORE 1 

BUZZ BARTON 1 

BUFFALO BILL, JR 1 

HOBART BOSWORTH 1 

CLIVE BROOK 1 

LEW CODY 1 

CHESTER CONKLIN 1 

RICARDO CORTEZ 1 

DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR 1 

LLOYD HUGHES 1 

FRED HUMES 1 

RALPH INCE 1 

ARTHUR LAKE 1 

HARRY LANGDON 1 

EDMUND LOWE 1 

JAMES FARRELL MacDONALD.... 1 

TED McNAMARA 1 

EDDIE QUILLAN 1 

RUDOLPH SCHILDKRAUT 1 

ERNEST TORRENCE 1 

CONRAD VEIDT 1 



H. B. WARNER 1 

TED WELLS 1 

AL WILSON 1 

TEAMS 

BEERY-HATTON 17 

DANE-ARTHUR 16 

FARRELL-GAYNOR 8 

COLMAN-BANKY 5 

MULHALL-MACKAILL 4 

WRAY-COOPER 3 

BOYD-HALE 1 

GARBO-GILBERT 1 

GILBERT-ADOREE 1 

LAUREL-HARDY 1 

TALMADGE-ROLAND 1 

THOMSON-SILVER KING 1 

ANIMALS 

RIN-TIN-TIN 17 

RANGER 3 

REX 2 



104 MONEY MAKERS 



The asterisks denote the number of years prein'ous to 102S ballottiyig in which these 
pictures have appeared in the list of iO-4 Money Matters 



*BEN HUR (MGM) 251 

*THE BIG PARADE (MGM) 214 

SEVENTH HEAVEN (Fox) 155 

RAMONA (UA) 149 

SPEEDY (Par) 140 

*WHAT PRICE GLORY (Fox) 133 

SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS 

(FN) 102 

RED HAIR (Par) 100 

THE PATENT LEATHER KID 

(FN) 97 

KING OF KINGS (P) 88 

MY BEST GIRL (UA) 63 



LEGION OF THE CONDEMNED 

(Par) 74 

THE CAT AND CANARY (U) 66 

THE CIRCUS (UA) 64 

LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH 

(MGM) 63 

THE GAUCHO (UA) 62 

WEST POINT (MGM) 62 

SORRELL AND SON (UA) 60 

LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT 

(MGM) 53 

WINGS (Par) 52 

*BEAU GESTE (Par) 51 



THE HARVESTER (FBO) 51 

THE LITTLE SHEPHERD OF 

KINGDOM COME (FN) 51 

THE COHENS AND KELLYS IN 

PARIS (U) 50 

LILAC TIME (FN) 50 

OUR DANCING DAUGHTERS 

(MGM) 49 

FRECKLES (FBO) 48 

*IT (Par) 42 

UNCLE TOM'S CABIN (U) 41 

GET YOUR MAN (Par) 38 

THE NOOSE (FN) 38 



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Spcnce Airplane Pliotos 

Culver City, Cal.! Who ever heard of it? Millions of people throughout the world. TSjext to Hollywood it 

perhaps is the widest \nown of motion picture cities. This view is an aerial view of Culver City and the studios 

of Metro-Goldivyn-Mayer, which have just been acquired bv Fox Film Corporation. 



STREET ANGEL (Fox) 37 

OLD IRONSIDES (Par) 35 

*ROOKIES (MGM) 35 

*THE WAY OP ALL FLESH (Par) 35 

JESSE JAMES (Par) 33 

FOUR SONS (Fox) 32 

THE FLEET'S IN (Par) 31 

WILD GEESE (T-S) 30 

THE COSSACKS (MGM) 28 

THE JAZZ SINGER (WB) 28 

*NEVADA (Par) 28 

THE ROAD TO RUIN (SR) 28 

HER WILD OAT (FN) 27 

*HULA (Par) 27 

THE GORILLA (FN) 26 

THE STUDENT PRINCE (MGM) 26 

MOON OF ISRAEL (FBO) 25 

THE YELLOW LILY (FN) 25 

UNDERWORLD (Par) 24 

WE AMERICANS (U) 24 

*THE WINNING OF BARBARA 

WORTH (UA) 24 

THE SUNSET LEGION (Par) 23 

BRINGING UP FATHER (MGM) 21 

'■■CHANG (Par) 21 

*THE ROUGH RIDERS (Par) 21 

TELLING THE WORLD (MGM) ... 21 



*TELL IT TO THE MARINES 

(MGM) 21 

THE BIG CITY (MGM) 20 

THE VALLEY OF THE GIANTS 

(FN) 20 

THE FAIR CO-ED (MGM) 19 

LADIES OF THE MOB (Par) 19 

OPEN RANGE (Par) 19 

WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS 

(MGM) 19 

THE GAY RETREAT (Fox) 18 

HAPPINESS AHEAD (FN) 18 

ROSE MARIE (MGM) IS 

*THE COVERED WAGON (Par).... 17 

*THE KID BROTHER (Par) 17 

CAMILLE (FN) 16 

***KEEPER OF THE BEES (FBO) 16 

LES MISERABLES (U) 16 

LOVE (MGM) 16 

TROUGH HOUSE ROSIE (Par) 16 

THE VANISHING PIONEER 

(Par) 16 

THE BUGLE CALL (MGM) 15 

**THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE 

DAME (U) 15 

THE DRAG NET (Par) 14 

UNDER THE TONTO RIM (Par) 14 



THE BLOOD SHIP (Col) 13 

THE CROWD (MGM) 13 

HAROLD TEEN (FN) 13 

THE LAST COMMAND (Par) 13 

TWO ARABIAN KNIGHTS (UA) 13 

WARMING UP (Par) 13 

CHICAGO (P) 12 

CIRCUS ROOKIES (MGM) 12 

DRESS PARADE (P) 12 

THE GREAT MAIL ROBBERY 

(FBO) 12 

NOW WE'RE IN THE AIR (Par) 12 

THE SINGING FOOL (WB) 12 

THE WAGON SHOW (FN) 12 

DOG OF THE REGIMENT (WB) 11 

EXCESS BAGGAGE (MGM) 11 

THE FIFTY-FIFTY GIRL (Par) 11 

FOUR WALLS (MGM) 11 

THE MYSTERIOUS LADY 

(MGM) 11 

THE PIONEER SCOUT (Par) 11 

RESURRECTION (UA) 11 

SHE'S A SHEIK (Par) 11 

HOT NEWS (Par) 10 

OUT OF THE RUINS (FN) 10 

THE TEMPEST (UA) 10 

THE WATER HOLE (Par) 10 



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© Spence Airplane Photos 

An airplane view of Hollywood, the center of motion picture production The street in the center of the view is 
Hollywood boulevard, a street as ividely \nown as Fifth avenue, Michigan boulevard or the Rue de la Paix. Holly- 
wood and 7\[ew' Tor/( form the two focal points of the fourth largest industry. 



HOLLYWOOD 

By DOUGLAS HODGES 



HOLLYWOOD, CAL. 

Despite llic sagacious rcmonstrations 
from columnists, Fannie Hursts and mo- 
tion picture producers to "stay away from 
Hnllj-wood," 10,1100 persons have found 
1,000 reasons to prove to their own satis- 
faction why they beheve these sages are 
unsagacious. 

Ten thousand people are here who are 
becoming wealthy because "they came to 
Hollywood." One hundred thousand 
others who came have failed to become 
opulent but have taken away with thcni 
a wealth of knowledge. There are 1,000 
things to be learned on a good visit to 
Hollywood. 

You will learn that a studio looks 
something like a small farm occupied with 
a half dozen or more "airplane hangars." 
The "hangars" are in fact stages where 
nine-tenths of all shooting takes place. 

You will learn that scenarios are writ- 
ten by nearly every literate person living 



west of the Great Divide and east of 
Santa Monica. They are, incidentally, 
such a drug on the film market that only 
(me out of 16,000 is ever read by a pro- 
duction executive ; and only one out of 
68,000 that are written ever rates a note 
from the scenario editor who reads it. 

I, who have, by the grace of God, 
never written a scenario nor ever written 
one line of a scenario, know why they 
are written. People feel the urge to 
write. Self expression is a normal and 
a God given instinct. That particular 
form of self expression is more lucrati\c 
than writing a letter home to mother. It 
is, in fact, so lucrative for some that 
wealth comes apparently easily. Scenario 
writing: appeals to most people as the most 
convenient method of reaching wealth 
through the motion picture industry. 

But, although many good scenarios are 
written by laymen, one in about 100,000 
is ever accepted by a film company. 



Most of the others are returned unread 
and unopened. 

Some day I am going to write a 
scenario about a woman who coveted the 
riches of her neighbor and thus coveting 
them induced her husband to slay the 
neighbor. Of course you may know the 
plot of Macbeth, and if you do you know 
my story. And when I have finished the 
scenario I will have a complete plan of 
selling it. 

First of all, I shall show it to Simon 
De Fries and ask him how" he likes it. I 
shall then rewrite it three times. Next, 
I shall present each of eight scenario edi- 
tors whom I know with a Lincoln coach 
and present each of eight editors' wives 
with strings of Tift'any's best pearls. 
Then, it will be a good time for me to 
submit my scenario for the editors' 
approval. 

But in case that death has visited each 
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I finish my scenario I have another plan 
that is probably more economical and 
more suited to general use. The scenario 
will be placed in the hands of a competent 
agent in Hollj'\vood. He will be in- 
structed to sell it and retain SO per cent 
of the proceeds. 

He will submit it to his studio friends 
who will find him willing to make a fair 
deal. He may come upon one who is 
particularly receptive and who will ac- 
cept, as has often been done, a quarter 
part of the whole proceeds, leaving the 
agent only a quarter. The agent will 
make a deal for $1,500. The executive of 
the studio will get $375, the agent will 
get $375 and I will get $750. 

But I will save time and effort in the 
long run if I find myself a job in a 
studio where I have contact with a 
scenario editor occasionally. I shall then 
show him my scenario and become at- 
tached to his staff at a regular salary of 

$300 per week. 

* + * 

.Acting is another line of work that ap- 
peals to a vast number of novices. To 
become an actor in pictures is very 
simple. Register with the Central Cast- 
ing Agency and report once a day for 
your assignment to extra work. You 
will soon find yourself earning $60 a 
month by this kind of work. 

After that you will also register at one 
of the independent casting agencies where 
the fee is a little higher but where you 
will find a fair market for extra actors 
with experience. You will come to earn 
$140 per month and will have ambitions 
for bit work. 

When you are discovered as a compe- 
tent bit or part player you will jump 
from the scale of $5 and $7.50 per day 
to $15 per day and your income will drop 
to about $100 per month. Then it be- 
hooves you to supplement your agents' 
efforts by visiting casting directors at all 
the studios. You will leave them your 
photographs and stills from other pic- 
tures. You will strug.gle for six months 
or six years at that income before you 
find yourself commanding $25 per day 
and being called 20 days a month. From 
then on it is easy. ■ 

* * * 

The way to become an actress is to 
fall in love with a great director who 
wants you to have a career. 

* * * 

You will find when you visit this town 
that motion picture actresses have been 
unduly abused. It is the talk of the sticks 
that "Marie Moore Montee looks like a 
child on the screen" but in reality "is 55 
years old next May." The camera hides 
a few blemishes but it is so far unable to 
give a "55 year old girl" a 20 year old 
expression. 

You will find that Billie Dove looks 
and is as young as she looks on the screen. 
You will find that she behaves in much 
the same gentle manner in private life 
as she does in her public life. When 
stars become old they usually retire. 

* * * 

Players, directors and writers live as 
others of these 110,0(X),000 live. When 
Christmas approached a short time ago 
Clara Bow stood near the counter in 



Dyas' department store picking out gift 
hose. Suddenly she exclaimed, "Stop 
shoving me !" She looked around and 
found she was addressing Jetta Goudal. 

Martha Mattox, Ricardo Cortez, William 
Blakewell and Raymond McKee live so 
near my bungalow that I meet them on 
their way to work. Billy Blakewell's au- 
tomobile fenders bear many marks of 
meetings with me on Seranno street 
driveways. Alartha Mattox gets her 
noonday sandwiches at the same place I 
do and never succeeds in avoiding me. 

* * * 

Sandwiches remind me of the place 
that has become Hollywood's favorite 
lunchroom. Henry Bergmann, a friend 
of Charlie Chaplin, once opened a sand- 
wich counter. People called it "Henry's 
place." The name became "Henry's." 
The shop became a restaurant. Chaplin, 
Grauman, Schenck, Rapf and dozens of 
famous actors, directors and producers 
have formed a habit of frequently lunch- 
ing there. 

* * * 

There are 45 studios in Hollywood. 
Fourteen of them operate practically 12 
months out of a year. Most of the others 
are called "quickie" establishments. There 
is one that has not operated since 1925. 
It is the Neilan studios on Glendale 
boulevard. The Neilan place, however, is 
not a "quickie" studio. When Marshall 
Neilan produces pictures there they are 
made thoroughly and profitably. 

* * * 

Actors who are successful are har- 
rassed. They find it imperative to con- 
ceal their telephone numbers. The Los 
Angeles 'phone book contains few num- 
bers of important or successful picture 
people. Even then it is difficult to keep 
a telephone number confidential. 

When John Miljan opened the door 
this morning to let me in he pointed out 
a Reo automobile standing at his drive- 
way. It was a beautiful car. John said, 
"Take a look at that darn thing. I'm 
supposed to buy it." 

While he sat and smoked he told me 
he had anticipated a day of rest and had 
rested excellently until 6 :30 this morn- 
ing. Then the telephone rang. An in- 
surance salesman wanted to interview 
him. At 8 o'clock his slumbers were 
again broken when a young man wished 
to show him a piece of property along the 
beach. At 8:15 came a long distance call 
from St. Louis, Mo., saying Mr. Miljan 
is requested for a personal appearance 
March 1. Expenses paid. The automo- 
bile standing in front of the house had 
been left by a salesman who insisted that 
John Miljan would buy it if he would 
drive it here and there all day. "Take 
a trip to the mountains. Drive it through 
the snow. You'll love it." 

The actor's life is filled with pleas from 
parasites. 

* * * 

To become a producer a young man 
must know salesmanship and must have 
a picture mind. Charlie Burr who has 
been successfully associated with Para- 
mount and Johnny Hines holds the very 
sound theory that a successful film pro- 
duction man must have proved success 
in writing or in drawing. More definite- 
ly Charlie told me he had never employed 
a man who has not been competent as a 
newspaper man or competent as an artist. 
His explanation is that motion pictures 
are founded upon "stories" and upon 



"pictures." A man may develop himself 
for one or the other but to begin with 
he must have a knowledge and a talent 
for one of the two fundamentals. 

* * * 

One of the characteristic features of 
HoUj'wood people comes out in "auto- 
graphed photos." Of a hundred famous 
people I know there is not one who does 
not boast of three dozen autographed 
photos in his den. All Hollywood is 
filled with fans. Clara Bow and Colleen 
Moore are the two most devoted fans of 
all. Lon Chaney and John Gilbert are 
"movie mad." A very famous star boasts 
a room which is devoted to four walls 
plastered with signed photos. This same 
star is one of the most habitual theatre- 
goers and the most ardent fan in 

America. 

* * * 

Directors are of varied temperaments. 
One who works at Warner Brothers is 
the receptive type who writes a good 
scenario and asks his actors to study their 
parts and create their own ideas of char- 
acterization. Another who free lances 
gives his cast most of the ideas they en- 
act but also asks them to create and im- 
provise. 

Cecil B. De Mille is a leader. He gives 
his cast everything. There is little op- 
portunity to improvise. He contributes 
thoughts to an actor and furnishes him 
with inspiration himself. 

* * * 

Director and actor are quite frequently 
at swords points. It is especially true 
where a young director is attempting to 
handle a cast of experienced actors. Jetta 
Goudal permitted no director to command 
her except Mr. De Mille himself. To the 
others Jetta was aloof and abrupt. 

The director of "Noah's Ark" probably 
worked harder than all his actors com- 
bined. He encountered considerable 
trouble on the picture. Whereas many 
water pictures are made with the aid of 
trick photography Director Curtiz insist- 
ed on having the "real McCoy." 

You see water pouring into the palace; 
and it is real water. So many tons of it 
were thrown onto the players that one of 
them rebelled at the danger. He com- 
plained to the director. But Mike Curtiz 
said, "Poof! It is nothing. Look! I'll 
show you I am not afraid." With that 
he dashed headlong into the force of 100 
tons of ice cold water. It flattened him. 
He pulled himself out. He said, "Now, 
go! ^ 



Make the picture !" 



Curtiz was soaked for six weeks. He 
went from the set to his olUce to work on 
his script at night. He sat in wet clothes 
after a day's work of 18 hours. He slept 
in his chair and returned to the set at 
daylight. 

He never finished the picture. 

The fall he received in the water and 
the exposure resulted in an injury to his 
spine and nervous system. He was 
ordered to the hospital where he was 
placed in a plaster cast for six weeks. 
Roy Del Ruth completed the scenes. But 
Mike Curtiz completely recovered from 
the injury. He still has the dynamic en- 
ergy he had during "Noah's .Ark." 
+ + * 

Wrigley nets a good revenue from 
players. When makeup begins to set it 
makes the skin hard and drawn. In order 
to relax the m\iscles and keep the skin 
natural actors keep chewing gum in their 
mouths nearlv all the time. 



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IN 



WHO'S WHAT 
MOTION PICTURES 



Hcrt^with is presented the executive personnels of companies 
producing and distributing motion pictures {both silent and 
sound), the exchanges ayxd foreign offices, the personnels of 
studios, including contract players, writers, directors, cam^ 
eramcn, etc., and the personnels of organizations within 

the industrv. 



Advance Trailer Service Corporation 

111 W'fstchvstir Sifuari- 
Phone: Westchester 2997 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

Isador Schwartz 
GENERAL SALES MANAGER 

Walter J. Freudenberger 
EXCHANGES 

New York City. 729 Seventh avenue. 

Chicago. 845 South Wabash avenue 

Los Angeles. 1928 South Vermont avenue 



AmerAnglo Corporation 

Ti'I St ft nth a v nur 
Phon f : Bfiia jj t 60S 7 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

Arthur A. Lee 
SALES MANAGER 

William F. Barrett 
MANAGER. NON-THEATRICAL DEPA 
MENT 
Joseph Partridge 
BUSINESS MANAGER 

Clinton M. White 
LATIN AMERICAN DEPARTMENT 
Fernando C. Tamayo 

Amkino Corporation 

Reprisctitini/ "Sovkino" of Moscoiv 
72.i Seventh avenue. 
Phone: Bryant 767 S 
Netr York Citu 
HANDLING PICTURES FROM— 
Central Ru.^sia (R. S. F. S. R.) 
Sovhino, Moscow 
Mejrabpomfilm. Moscow 
Gosvoenkino, Moscow 
Tchuvaahkino-Chebokasari 
Ukraine 
Wufku 
White Russia 

Belgoskino 
Transcausa'iia 

Gruzfjoskino, Tiflis 
Asgoskino. Baku 
Armenkino, Erivan 
Central A^ia 
Uzbckfioskino 

Art Class Pictures Corporation 

iJjiO Broadway 

Phone: Bryant 3S71 

New York City 



PRESIDENT 

in chatfic of foreiijii dcijurt iiient 

Max Weiss 
VICE PRESIDENT 
in chartic of production 

Louis Weiss 
COMPTROLLER 

Adolph Weiss 
SALES MANAGER 

Max Cohen 



Automatic Ticket Register Corporation 

723 Seventh avenue 
Phone: Bnjant UUG3 
New York City 
VICE PRESIDENT 

A. C. Seebeck 
TREASURER 

Edgar S. Bowman 
EXCHANGES 

Dealers all over the country. 
London Office, 197 Waidour street (Aulo- 
maticket, Ltd.)- 

Brenda Pictures Corporation 

IJO ir..s-/ .'t^nd s.tre''t 
New York Citii 
PRESIDENT 

Walter E. Greene, 130 West 42nd street. New 
York City 
TREASURER 

Louis Rosenberg, 27 School street, Boston. 
Mass. 
EXCHANGES 

New York City. J. H. Hoffberp Co.. Inc.. 
1650 Broadway. 
STATE RIGHT EXCHANGES handUnij "The 

Port of Mi:isin(! Girls.'* 

Bottton. Mass.. American Feature Film Coni- 
37 Piedmont street. 

New York City. First Divi.sion Pictures. 11? 
Seventh avenue. 

Charlotte. N. C. Carolina Theatre Supply 
Company. 

Toronto. Canada. Columbia Pictures of Can- 
ada, Ltd.. 21 Wilton square. 

Detroit. Mich., Messrs. Ben and Lou Cohen. 
Colonial Theatre buildinir. 

Cleveland, Ohio. Independent Pictures. Film 
Exchange building. 

Dallas. Texas. Liberty Specialty Film Distri- 
buting Corporation. 304 South Harwood 
street. 

Kansas City. Mo.. Liberty Film Exchange, 
1818 Wyandotte street. 

St. Louis. Mo.. Premier Pictures Corporation, 



.3308 Olive tstreet. 

Philadelphia. Pa., Masterpiece Film Attrac- 
tions. 1329 Vine .street. 

Chicago. Acme Educational Film Service, 736 
South Wabash avenue. 

Los Angeles. Supreme Film Company, 1922 
South Vermont avenue. 

Los Angeles. Goodwill Exchanges. 1936 South 
Vermont avenue, 

Owatonna. Minn., Mrs. Maud Riggs. 

Omaha, Nebr., Joe Smith. Loyal hotel. 

Thermopolis. Wyoming, B. W. Ritchie. 

William H. Bristol Talking Picture 

Corporation 
PRESIDENT 

William H. Bristol 
TREASURER 

Harris Whiltemore, Jr. 
SECRETARY 

Terrcnee F. Carmodv 
EXCHANGES 

New York City, Gotham-Bristolphone Service 
Corporation, 1650 Broadway. 

Chesterfield Motion Picture Corpora- 
tion 
l.jiO Broadway 
Phone: Bryant 688^ 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

George R. Batcheller 
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR 

Lon A. Young 
OFFICE MANAGER 

Bert Scobel 
EXCHANGES 

Boston, Mass., Consolidated Films, Inc., 14 

Piedmont street. 
Buffalo. N. Y.. Ch.^se Pictures Corporation. 

505 Pearl street. 
Cleveland. Ohio. Standard Film Service, 600 

Film building. 
Cincinnati, Ohio. Standard Film Service. 

Broadway Film building. 
Pittsburgh. Pa.. Standard Film Service, lOlS 

Forbes street. 
Detroit, Mich., Standard Film Service. 2310 

Cass avenue. 
Chicago. B. N. Judell, 810 South Wabash 

avenue. 
Toronto, Ont.. Film de Luxe, 21 Wilton 

square. 
Dallas, Texas, Home State Film Company. 

Film Exchange building. 
Little Rock. Ark.. Home State Film Company. 



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Oklahoma City. Okla.. Home State Film Com- 
pany. 

Lofi Angeles. All Star Feature Distributors, 
1926 South Vermont street. 

Milwaukee. Wis.. Celebrated Players, 713 
Wells street. 

Minneapolis. Minn., Elliott Film Company, 
510 Film Exchange building:. 

New York City, First Division Pictures, 729 
Seventh avenue. 

Philadelphia, Pa., Masteriiiece Film Attrac- 
tions, 1329 Vine street. 

St. Louis, Mo., Protrressive Pictures, Inc., 
3320 Lindell boulevard. 

Seattle, Wash., Greater Features. Inc., 2418 
Second avenue. 

San Francisco, Cal., All Star Feature Dis- 
tributors, 209 Golden Gate avenue. 

Waishington. D. C., Trio Productions, Inc., 
Ni'li Mather buildinpr. 
FOREIGN DISTRIBUTION 

Richmount Pictures. Inc.. 723 Seventh avenue. 
New York City. 

Columbia Pictures Corporation 

720 Seventh avenue 
Phone : Chickering 7U30 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 
.loe Brandt 
VICE PRESIDENT 
in charge of prodaction 

Harry Colin 
SECRETARY-TREASURER 

Jack Cohn 
ASSISTANT SECRETARY 

Abe Schneider 
ADVERTISING-PUBLICITY DIRECTOR 

Alex Moss 
GENERAL SALES MANAGER 

Cecil Marberry 
ASSISTANT SALES MANAGER 

Rube Jackter 
SUPERVISOR OF EXCHANGES 

Clarence Mackain 
EXCHANGES 

Washington, D. C 

street. NW. 
Pittsburgh. Pa.. F. 

street. 
Detroit, Mich.. Jack Young, 606 Film Ex- 
change building. 
Chicago, Fred Knispel. S31 South Wabat^h 

avenue. 
Philadelphia, Pa., Harry Weiner, 1319 Vine 

street. 
Minneapolis. Minn., Ben Marcus, 319 Loeb 

Arcade building. 
Omaha, Neb., Walter S. 

port street. 
Des Moines, la., Ralph 

High etreet. 
Los Angeles, Joe Goldberg, 190S South Ver- 
mont avenue. 
San Francisco, Cal.. Phil Weinstein, 177 

Golden Gate avenue. 
Portland, Ore., L. E. 

12th street. 
Seattle, Wash., A. J. 

avenue. 
Denver, Col., S. B. Rahn. 2071 Broadway. 
Salt Lake City. Utah, C. J. Marley, 258 East 

First South street. 
St. Louis. Mo., G. W. McKean. Affiliated Dis- 

tiibuting Company. 3330 Olive street. 
Milwaukee, W. E. Weinshenker, 713 Wells 

street. 
Toronto, Ont., 

square. 
Butlalo. N. Y., 
Montreal, Que.. 
St. John, N. B., 

street. 
Boston. Mass., A. Montague and McConville, 

Independent Films, Inc., 10 Piedmont street. 
New Haven, Conn., Louis Astor, Independent 

Films, Inc., 134 Meadow street. 
New York City. Jack Bellman, Hollywood 

Pictures Coriioration, 729 Seventh avenue. 
Louisville. Ky., Lee Goldberg, Big Feature 

Rights Corporation, 917 West Jefferson 

street. 
Indianapolis, Ind., A. H. Kaufman, Big Fea- 
ture Rights Corporation, 400 North Illinoi.5 

street. 
Cleveland. O.. William Skirboll. Skirboll Gold 

Seal Productions, 607 Film building. 
Cincinnati, O., Al Sugarman, Skirboll Gold 

Seal Productions, Broadway Film building. 
Atlanta. Ga., J. W. Mangham, Jr., Liberty 

Specialty Film Distributing Corporation, 131 

Walten street, NW. 
Dallas. Tex., H. L. Peebles, Liberty Specialty 

Film Distributing Corporation. 304 South 

Harwood street. 
New Orleans, La.. C. J. Briant, Liberty Spe- 
cialty Film Distributing Corporation. 223 

South Liberty street. 
Charlotte. N. C.. M. E. Wiman. Liberty Spe- 
cialty Film Distributing Corporation, 223 

West Fourth street. 
Oklahoma City. Okla., R. M. Clark, Liberty 

Specialty Film Distributing Corporation, 

702 West Grand avenue. 
Memphis, Tenn., C. J. Ingram. Liberty Spc- 



, W. G. Dutton, 916 G 
J. Sharkey, 1014 Forbee 



Rand, 1508 Daven- 
E. Peckham, 1003 



Tillman. 
Sullivan. 



124 North 



2404 Fir-st 



Louis Rosenfeld, 21 Wilton 

Joe Miller, 505 Pearl street. 

Jules Levine, 12 Mayor street, 

M. S. Bernstein, 87 Union 



cialty Film Distributing Corporation, 398 

South Second street. 
Kansas City. Mo., C. A. Schultz and E. C. 

Rhoden, Midwest Film Distributors, Inc., 

1710 Baltimore avenue, 
Winnipeg, Canada, H, I, Allen, 302 Film 

Exchange building. 
FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES 

Paris. France, Frederick E. Shoninger, for- 
eign sales manager, 63 Avenue Dee Champs 

Elysees. 
New York City, Industries Reunidas T, Matar- 

razzo, 117 Liberty street. 
Sao Paulo. Brazil. 
Max Glucksmann, 729 Seventh avenue. New 

York City. 



Dupont Pathe Film Manufacturing 
Corporation 

.;.; West iUh street 
Phone: Bryant 5925 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

Newton I. Steers 
VICE PRESIDENT-GENERAL MANAGER 

G. A. Scanlan 
PLANT MANAGER 

D. H. Kinloch 
ASSISTANT PLANT MANAGER 

J. H. Theiss 
DIRECTOR RESEARCH LABORATORY 

Dr. V. B. Sease 
SALES MANAGER 

O. H. Briggs 
DISTRIBUTOR 

Smith & Aller, Inc., 1056 North Cahuenga 
avenue, Hollywood 

Eastman Kodak Company 

Rorh ester, N. Y. 
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD 

George Eastman 
PRESIDENT 

William G. Stuber 
VICE PRESIDENTS 

Frank W. Lovejoy 

Lewis B. Jones 

Walter S. Hubbell 
SECRETARY 

Thomas J. Margrave 
ASSISTANT SECRETARY 

Alice K. Whitney 
TREASURER 

Rudolph Speth 
ASSISTANT TREASURER 

J. L. Gorham 
SECOND ASSISTANT TREASURER 

P. W, Turner 
SALES MANAGER 

George A, Blair 
motion iiieture film department 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY STORES 

Los Angeles, 643 South Hill street 

Los Angeles. 510 South Broadway. 

ban Francisco. 545 Market street 

Denver. Col., 626 16th .street. 

Washington, D. C, 607 14th street. 

Atlanta, Ga., 183 Peachtree street. 

Chicago, 133 North Wabash avenue 

Davenport, la.. 318 Grady street 

Des Moines, la., 810 West Locust street, 

Sioux City, la., 608 Pierce street. 

New Orleans, La., 213 Baronne street 

Baltimore. Md., 223 Park avenue 

fcoston, Mass., 46 Providence street 

Boston, Mass.. 3S Bromfield street 

Dnfn?i,*' ^'^^- '-?'^ Washington boulevard. 
Duhjth Minn.. Zimmerman Brothers, 330 

West Superior street. 
Minneapolis Minn.. 112-116 South 5th street. 

-jo« -,,■• *•'""•■ Zimmerman Brothers, 380- 

384 Minnesota street. 
St. Louis, Mo., 1009 Olive street 
Lincoln, Neb,, 1217 O street 
Omaha, Neb.. 419 South 16th street. 
Atlantic City N. J.. 1735-37 Boardwalk. 

s^-eet" Madison avenue at 45th 

New York City. 235 West 23rd street, 
Cleveland, O.. 1126 Euclid avenue. 
Port and. Ore.. 345 Washington street 
?S''f ."^-uP'^-k^'- Wa-shington street'. 
Philadelphia Pa., 1020 Oiestnut street. 
Pittsburgh, Pa.. 606 Wood street 
Seattle, Wash., 1415 Fourth avenue. 
Ml waukee Wis.. 427 Milwaukee street. 
Calgary. Alberta. Can., 1003 First street 
Montreal Quebec, Can., 2S6 Craig street' 

st"reetW '''"''■• '^''"" ^^'^ ^*- Catherine 
Toronto, Ontario, Can., Kodak Heights. 
Toronto 2. Ontario, Can,, 66 King street 
Vancouver, British Columbia, Can,. 610 Gran- 

viiie street. 
Winnipeg, Mani toba, ^Can .. 472 Main street. 

Educational Film Exchanges. Inc. 

1501 Broadway 
Phone: Pennsylvania 7400 
New York City 
PRESIDENT AND 
GENERAL MANAGER 
Earic W. Hanimons 



VICE PRESIDENT 
Bruno Weyers 

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER 
A. S. Kirkpatrick 

TREASURER 

Charles Van Zandt 
SECRETARY 

C. F. Catlin 

DOMESTIC SALES MANAGER 
J. R. Wilson 

ADVERTISING-PUBLICITY DIRECTOR 

Gordon S. White 
EXCHANGES 

Albany, N. Y., 1050 Broadway. 

Atlanta. Ga.. 141 Walton street. NW. 

Boston, Mass.. 71 Broadway. 

Buffalo, N. Y., 505 Pearl street. 

Calgary. Alta.. 212 Traders building. 

Charlotte. N. C. 2nd and Poplar streets. 

Chicago. S31 South Wabash avenue. 

Cincinnati, O.. Broadway Film building. 

Cleveland. O.. 507 Film building. 

Dallas. Tex., 302 Vj South Harwood street. 

Denver. Col.. 2144 Champa street. 

Des Moines. la.. 1005 High street. 

Detroit, Mich.. 710 Film E.xchange building. 

Indianapolis. Ind.. 120 West Michigan street. 

Kansas City. Mo., 130 West 18th street. 

Los Angeles, Cal., 1920 South Vermont ave- 
nue. 

Louisville, Ky.. 917 West Jefferson street. 

Milwaukee. Wis., 210 Eleventh street. 

Minneapolis. Minn.. 413 Loeb arcade. 

Montreal, Que.. 12 Mayor street. 

New Haven, Conn., 134 Meadow street. 

New Orleans, La., 220 South Liberty street. 

New York City, 729 Seventh avenue. 

Oklahoma City, Okla., Hr'Vi West Grand 
avenue. 

Omaha. Neb.. 1508 Davenport street. 

Philadelphia. Pa., 1309 Vine street. 

Pittsburgh. Pa., 1014 Forbes street. 

St. John, N. B.. 158 Union street. 

Salt Lake City, Utah, 214 East First South 
street. 

St. Louis, Mo„ 3334 Olive street. 

San Francisco, Cal., 191 Golden Gate avenue. 

Seattle. Wash., 2415 Second avenue. 

Toronto. Ont.. 277 Victoria street. 

Vancouver. B. C. 1218 Burrard street. 

Washington. D. C. 916 G street. NW. 

Winnipeg, Man.. Film Exchange building. 



Electrical Research Products 
Corporation 

(Subsidiary of Westi rn Elietrie Company. Inc.) 

'250 West 57th street 

Phone: Columbus SSOO 

New York City 

PRESIDENT 

J. E. Otterson, 195 Broadway 
VICE PRESIDENTS 

M. Drake, 250 West 57th street 
J. J. Lvng, 250 West 57th street 
TREASURER 

F. L, Oilman, 195 Broadway 
SECRETARY 

H. B, Gilman, 195 Broadway 
EXCHANGES 

New York City, executive offices at 195 
Broadway. 

Sales offices at 250 West 57th street. 

Manufacturing offices at Hawthorne. Chicago, 
Philadelphia, Pa., and one under construc- 
tion at Baltimore, Md. 

First Division Pictures 

729 Seventh avenue 
Phone: Bryant 1*200 
New York City 
PRESIDENT-TREASURER 

Harry H. Thomas 
VICE PRESIDENT 
Murrey Rosenbluh 
SECRETARY 
Otto Lederer 

First National Pictures, Inc. 

.JS5 Ma^lison avenue 
Phone: X'anderbilt 6600 
Neir York Citii 
PRESIDENT 

Herman Starr 
VICE PRESIDENTS 
Stanleigh F. Friedman 

G. E. Quigley 
TREASURER 

Warren C. Boothby 
SECRETARY 

Robert W. Perkins 
GENERAL SALES MANAGER 

Ned E. Depinet 
FOREIGN SALES MANAGER 

H. A. Bandv 
DIRECTOR OF PUBLICITY AND 
ADVERTISING 

S. Charles Einfeld 
WEST COAST PRODUCTION MANAGER 

A. L. Rockett 
EXCHANGES 

5. }V. Hateh, Western diinsion sales manager 
W. E. Callaway, Southern division sales manager 
A. W. Smith, Jr., Eastern division sales manager 

Albany. N. Y., 1056 Broadway. R. S. Wehrle. 



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Atlanta. Ga.. 133 Walton street. C. A. Clegg. 
Boston. Mass., 52 Church ^^treet. T. B. Spry. 
Buffalo. N. Y., 505 Pearl street, Frank J. A. 

McCarthy. 
Charlotte. N. C, 300 West Third street. F. 

P. Bryan. 
Chicago, S31 South Wabash avenue, G. L. 

Sears. 
Cincinnati, O.. 1208 Central parkway, Paul 

E. Kreiger. 
Cleveland, O., 21st street and Payne avenue, 

Carl Leserman. 
Dallas;. Tex., 308-310 South Harwood street. 

Joseph E. Luckett. 
Denver, Col., 2108 Broadway, J. H. Ashby. 
Des Moines, la., 1001 High street, E. J. 

Tilton. 
Detroit, Mich., 2300 Cass avenue, F. E. North. 
Indianapolis, Ind.. 120 West Michigan street, 

Floyd Brown. 
Kansas City. Mo., 1712 Wyandotte street, 

William Warner, 
Los Angeles, 1918 South Vermont avenue, 

N. H. Brower. 
Memphis, Tenn., 500 South Second street, Fred 

M. Jack. 
Milwaukee. Wis., 208 llth street, L, J. 

McCarthy. 
Minneapolis. Minn., llOl First avenue, North, 

Thw^. A. Burke. 
New Haven, Conn., 134 Meadow street, M. 

H. Keleher. 
New Jersey, 630 9th avenue. New York City, 

J. C. Vergesslich. 
New Orleans, La., 1401 Tulane avenue, L. 

Connor. 
New York. 630 9th avenue. Jules Levy. 
Oklahoma City. Okla., 523 South Robinson 

street, E. D. Brewer. 
Omaha, Neb., 1511 Chicago street, W. C. 

Brimmer. 
Philadelphia. Pa., 1225 Vine street, W. J. 

Heenan. 
Pittsburgh, Pa., 1014 Forbes street. R. H. 

Haines. 
Portland, Ore., 441 Glisan street. L. E. Davis. 
St. Louis. Mo., 3212 Olive street, D. P. Rath- 
bone. 
. Salt Lake City. Utah, 212 East First South 

street, William F. Gordon. 
San Francisco, 140 Leavenworth street. 

Charles H. Muehlman. 
Seattle. Wash., 2422 Second avenue, L. O. 

Lukan. 
Washington. D. C, 916 G street. NW, Robeit 

Smeltzer. 
Calgary, Alberta, Can., 300 Traders building. 

E. H. Teel. 
Montreal, Que., Can., Albee building, 12 

Mayor street, A. Gorman. 
St. John. N. B.. Can.. 29 Prince William 

street, G. M. Hoyt. 
Toronto, Ont., Can., 277 Victoria street. H. 

Paynter. 
Vancouver, B. C, Can., 970 Davie street. 

J. E. Archer. 
Winnipeg, Man.. Can., Film Exchange build- 
ing, M. Isman. 
FOREIGN DISTRIBUTORS 

LONDON, W. 1. England. First National 

Pathe. Ltd., 103 Wardour street. 
PARIS. France. A. Krikorian. Films First 

National, 25 Rue de Courceiles. 
BERLIN. SW 48. Germany. P. Kauffman. 

Defina. Deutsche First National Pictures 

G.m.b.H.. Friedrichstrasse 225. 
ZURICH. Switzerland, Max Stoehr. Firna Pic- 
tures. Inc.. Stampfenbachstrasse 69. 
OSLO. Norway. Svein Aas. A/S First Na- 
tional Pictures of Norway, Akergst, S. 
STOCKHOLM. Sweden. S. A. G. Swenson. 

A-B First National Pictures of Sweden, 

Kungsgatan 30. 
COPENHAGEN. Denmark. John Olsen, First 

National Pictures of Denmark, Hammerich.s- 

gade 14. 
AMSTERDAM. Holland. F. Diwell. N. V. 

Ufa Film Maatschappij. Heerengracht — 592. 
BUDAPEST, Hungary. P. Engel. First Na- 
tional Pictures of Hungary. Erszebetkorut 

9-11. 
SYDNEY, Australia. Leslie Wicks. Fir.st Na- 
tional Pictures (Australasia) Ltd., 305 Pitt 
street. 
KOBE. Japan. Horace T. Clarke. First Na- 
tional Pictures (Japan) Inc., 176 Sanno- 
miya-cho. 1 chome. 
SINGAPORE. Straits Settlements, Joe Fisher, 
First National Pictures (East) Ltd., 76 
Robinson road, P. O. Box 230. 
BOMBAY. India. Alex M. Hague. Pathe build- 
ing, Ballard Estate. P. O. Box 345. 
MEXICO aTY. Mexico. Robert McFartane. 
First National Pictures of Mexico. Apartado 
bis 75. 
HAVANA, Cuba, George Elmo, First National 
Pictures ( Cuba) Inc. , Estradas Palmas 
( Consulado) 59. 
SHANGHAI. China. Luther M. Jee, Peacock 
Motion Picture Corporation. Capitol build- 
ing. 21 Museum road, cor, Soochow road. 
BUENOS AIRES. Argentine, Max Glucks- 
mann. Florida 336/44. 



Fox Case Corporation. 

(Movietone) , 

J,60 West 5Uh street 
New York Citij 
PRESIDENT 

William Fox 
VICE PRESIDENTS 
W. B. F. Rogers 
Jack G. Leo 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Courtland Smith 
SECRETARY 

Charles S. Levin 
TREASURER 
Aaron Fox 

Fox Film Corporation 

S50 Tenth avenue 

Phone: Columbus SJ20 

Cable: Foxfihn, New York 

New York City 

PRESIDENT 

William Fox 
VICE PRESIDENTS 

Winfield Sheehan, general and production 

manager 
Jack G. Leo 

Saul E. Rogers, general counsel 
TREASURER 
Aaron Fox 
ASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT 

Truman Talley 
COMPTROLLER 
Emanuel Preiss 
GENERAL SALES MANAGER 

James R. Grainger 
ASSISTANT GENERAL SALES MANAGER 

Jack Sichelman 
ASSISTANT TO MR. GRAINGER 

John S. Woody 
SHORT SUBJECT SALES MANAGER 

George McKean 
DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING 
AND PUBLICITY 
Glendon AHvine 
DIRECTOR IN CHIEF FOX NEWS 

James E. Darst, production manager, Fox 
Varieties. 
DIRECTOR OF FOREIGN DEPARTMENT 

Clayton P. Sheehan 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

William Fox. chairman ; Jack Leo, Aaron 
Fox, Saul Rogers, Nathaniel King, Winfield 
Sheehan, Charles Levin and Jacob W. Loeb. 
FOX NEWS 
DIRECTOR IN CHIEF 

James E. Darst 
FOREIGN EDITOR 
John J. Spurgeon 
NEWS EDITOR 
Edmund Reek 
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITORS 
Daniel Doherly 
John Miley 
Joel Swenson 

FOX VARIETIES 
EDITOR 

Mary L. Pawling 
EXCHANGES 

District Managers 
L. B. Remy. Dallas. Tex. 
G. W. Fuller, Washington, D. C. 
C. W. Eckhardt. Chicago. 
H. F. Campbell. Boston. Mass. 
W. C. Bachmeyer. Cincinnati, O. 
B. F. Rosenberg. Denver. Col. 

Canadian District Manager 
J. P. O'Loutihlin. Toronto. Ont. 
Calgary. Alberta, V. M. Skorey. 
Montreal, Que.. H J. Bailey. 
St. John. N. B.. R. G. March. 
Toronto, Ont.. W. C. Gehring. 
Vancouver. B. C. C. R Dippie. 
Winnipeg. Man.. J. H. Huber. 
Albanv. N. Y.. 1052 Broadwav. I. J. Schmertz. 
Atlanta. Ga., 162 Walton street, NW. P. C. 

Bryan. 
Boston. Mass., 78 Broadway, H. F. Campbell. 
Buffalo. N. Y., 496 Pearl street, Sydney 

Samson. 
Charlotte, N. C, 505 West 4th street. J. W. 

Fuller. 
Chicago, 910 South Wabash avenue, C. W. 

Eckhardt. 
Cincinnati, Ohio, 514 Elm street, Ira H. 

Cohen. 
Cleveland. Ohio. 2219 Payne avenue. Ward 

E. Scott. 
Dallas. Texas. .306 South Jefferson street, P. 

K. Johnston. 
Denver. Colo., 2140 Champa street, R. J. 

Morrison. 
De-* Moines, la., 1022 High street. J. L. 

Raper. 
Detroit. Mich.. 66 Sibley street. Lester Sturm. 
Indianapolis. Ind., 326 North Illinois street. 

George Landis. 
Kansas City, Mo., 1901 Wyandotte street, C. 

E. Hiljier.^. 
Los Angeles. 2019 South Vermont avenue. 

Ben Gould. 
Memphis. Tenn., 397 South Second street, J. 

C. Shannon. 
Milwaukee. Wis.. 292-294 Eighth street. F. 
G. Stiter. 



Minneapolis, Minn., 36 Glenwood avenue, M. 

A. Levy. 

New Haven, Conn., 114 Meadow street, John 

Dillon. 
New Orleans, La., 218 South Liberty street, 

B. L, Dudenhefer. 

New York City, 345 West 44th street, Harry 

H. Buxbaum. 
Oklahoma City, Okla., 521 South Robinson 

street, W. A. Ryan. 
Omaha, Neb., 1509 Chicago street, Harry 

Meicher. 
Philadelphia, Pa.. 1238 Vine street, Edgar 

Moss. 
Pittsburgh. Pa., 1014 Forbes street, W. J. 

Kupper. 
Portland. Ore., 128 North 12th street, J. M. 

Linn. 
St. Louis, Mo., 3314 Olive street, B. B. 

Reingold. 
Salt Lake City. Utah, 216 East First South 

street, C. L. Walker. 
San Francisco, 308 Turk street, F. W. Voigt. 
Seattle. Wash., 2008 Third avenue, G. M. 

Ballentine. 
Washington, D. C, 932 New Jersey avenue. 

NW, Edmond Herndon. 
FOREIGN DISTRIBUTION 
Australasia 

S. S. Crick, manaying director, Sydney 
Adelaide, Australia, 22 Waymouth street, A. 

B. Jepeon. 

Brisbane, Australia, Circular Quay building. 

Queen street. D. C. Graham. 
Melbourne, 184 Russell street. R. L. Rowe. 
Perth, Australia, 660 Hay street, A. E. Light- 
foot. 
Sydney, Australia, 97 Goulburn street, R. H. 

Shafto. 
Auckland, New Zealand, Guthrie's building, 

Albert street, G. M. Brown. 
Wellington. New Zealand. 55 Courtney place, 

E. L. Rutledge. 
Launceston, Tasmania, 99 Brisbane street, O. 

Wilson. 

Malaysia 
Weltvreden, Dutch East I., Rijswijk, S. Sam- 
uels. 
Soerabaia, Dutch East I., Gang Onderling 

Belang 8, J. F. Geers. 
Singapore, S. S., 76 Orchard road, P. Do- 
mingo. 

Central America 
Havana, Cuba, Rafael Maria de Labra 73, A. 

Ruscica. 
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Jose a Saco (Alta) 

39, A. Gauncho. 
Mexico City, Mexico, Uruguay 60. G. N. 

Bell. 
San Juan, Porto Rico, 20 Allen street. C. 

Zeno. 

Central Europe 
J. Atisscnberg, managing director, Berlin 
Vienna, Aus.. VI Mariahilferstrasse 47. R. 

Spielmann. 
Brunn. Czecho Slovak., Trida Legionaru Cis., 

12, A. Grunberger. 
Praerue, Czecho Slovak., II Poric 15. A. 

Heller. 
Berlin, Germany. Unter der Linden 16, M. 

Sklarek. 
Breslau. Germany, Schweidnitzer StraSvse 31, 

A. Hirsch. 
Dusseldorf, Germany, Schadowstrasse 41, W. 

Schmidt. 
Frankfurt, Germany, a/m Liebfrauenberg 29, 

C. Christian. 

Hamburg, Germany, Busehstrasse 2, M. Schol- 

zel. 
Leipzig, Germany, Karlstrasse 1, M. Eisner. 
Munich, Germany, Theatinerstrasse 8, S. 

Cahnmann. 
Amsterdam. Holland, Rokin 38, L. Green. 
Budapest, Hungary, VIII Rokk Szilard u 20, 

K. Matzner. 
Zagreb. Jugo Slavia. C. Uliea 2. L. Schanzer. 
Novisad, Juero Slavia, Jevrejska 2. agente, 

G. & A. Vig. 
Beograd. Jugo Slavia. Kralia Petra ul 60, 

agents. G. & A. Vig. 
Riga. Latvia, Brivibas lela 12. E. Stammer. 
Lemberg, Poland, Spplka z ogr. odp, A. 

Leistyna. Za.stepca na Malopolske. 
Warsaw, Poland. Wierzbowa 7, F. Fleminger. 
Scandinavia 
H. Kahn, managing director, Stockholm 
Copenhagen, Denmark, 16 Frederiksberggade, 

H. Frandsen. 
Stockholm. Sweden, Kungsgatan 12-14, F. 

Anderson. 

Continental Europe 
Algiers. Algiers, 45 Rue Sadl Carnot. C. 

Lavali. 
Brussels, Belgium, 35 Rue Fosse aux Loups, 

L. Lhuintre. 
Alexandria. Egypt. 12 Mahmoud Pacha El 

Falaki, L. Giordano. 
Bordeaux. France, 40 Rue Poquelin-Moliere, 

M. Blanque. 
Lille. France, 38 Place aux Bleuets, R. Bomon. 
Lyons, France. 1 5 Place Morand. C. Bauche. 
Marseilles, France, 31 Rue Dieude, A. Lafon, 
Paris, France, 17 Rue Pigalle, J. C. Bavetta. 
Strasburg. France, 3 Rue du 22 Novembre, 

M. Poulet. 



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Athens, Greece. 4 Voulis street. S. T. Stepli- 

ens. 
Bologna. Italy, Via Gallera 662. U. Baasi. 
Florence. Italy, Via Canto de Nelli 9. R. 

VerUfsio. 
Genoa, Italy. Via Domenico Fiasella, 28r, P. 

Vafifiallo. 
Milan, Italy, Viale Monte Santo No. 16, B. 

Andreoli. 
Nai)les. Italy, Piazza Delia Carita 6, G. 

Lauriceila. 
Palniero, Italy, Piazza Marina 69 (Agent). 

M. Ballo. 
Rome. Italy. Via xx Settembre 58, B, Fux. 
Trieste, Italy. Via Valdirivo 27, F. Micucci. 
Turin, Italy, Via Pomba 7, A. Reggiani. 
Venice. Italy, Fondamenta Rio Marin 862, 

C. Guarnieri. 

Casablanca, Morocco, 19 avenue du General 

Drude, J. Fredj. 
Barcelona, Sjiain. 280 Valencia. S. S. Horen. 
Bilboa. Spain, Gardoqui 3, A. Arciie. 
Madrid, Spain, 23 Loi, Madrazo, M. Ortiz. 
Valencia, Spain, Colon 7, C. Juarez. 
Geneva, Switzerland, IS Rue de la Croix-d'Or, 

G. Lendi. 

Great Britain 
W. J. Hutchhisov, nianauinct director, London 
Birmingham. Eng.. 51 John Bright street. C. 

H. Phillip. 
Liverpool. Eng . 109-111 Islington street. A. 

S. Barber. 
Leeds, Eng.. 33-35 CDmmsrcial street. M. 

Lawrence. 
London. Eng.. 13 Berners street W. I.. J. H. 

Craine. 
Manchester. Eng., 38 King street. West, H. 

G. Newman. 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. St. Nicholas Chambers, 

Amen Corner, H. Broughton. 
Dublin, Ire., 9-B Lower Abbey street, D. 

Cooper. 
Glasgow. Scotland, 142 a St. Vincent street. 

R. E. Langton. 
Cardiff, Wales. 14 The Friary. C. Greenslade^ 

Far East 
Shanghai. China. 21 Museum road. Capitol 

building. I. W. Rodgers. 
Fulvuoka Citv. Japan. 16 Shimovorozu-Machi. 

D. Araki. 

Osaka. Japan. 38-1 Chome. Minanii Dori. 

Nishiku-Yedo Bori. I. Iga. 
Tokyo. Japan. 12 Motodaiku-Cho, Nihonbashi 

Ku., C. V. Hake. 
Seoul. Korea. 199-2 Chome. Kogane Machi. 

K. Pujii. 
Cebu. P. I., Cebu. F. Bautista. 
Manila. P. I.. 518-520 Reina Regente. Binondo. 

L. DePrida. 
Pulupadan, P. I., Occidental Negros, V. Del 

Rosario. 

South America 
Buenos Aires. Aigentine. Bartolome Mitre 

1759. E. P. Cetran. 
Rosario. Argentine. San Luis 801. P. Trulls. 
Botucatu. Brazil, avenue Floriano Peixoto 

16-C. A. Morra. 
Divinopolis. Brazil. S. Pei'eira. 
Juiz de Fora, Brazil, Rua Fioriana Peixoto 

345, A. Costa. 
Porto Alegre. Brazil. Rua dos Andradas 50. F. 

Tartarelli. 
Recife. Brazil. Rua Marquez de Olinda 151. 

I. G. Neto. 
Ribeirao Preto. Brazil. Rua Anicrico Brasili- 

ense 89, U. Minelli. 
Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. Rua da Constituicao 

41. A. Rosenvald. 
Sao Paulo. Brazil. Rua do Triunipho 55. A. 

Pereii-a. 
Sao Salvador. Brazil. Rua Arsenal de Marhina 

IS. J. Carvalho. 
Uba. Brazil. Praca Guido Marlieri 103. A. 

Nery. 
Concepcion, Chile. Pasaje Freira Oficins 7. 

C. Alarcon. 
Santiago. Chile. Calle Neuvayork 11. A. Re- 

zende. 
Valparaiso. Chile. Calle Yungay 583. J. H. 

Chiesa. 
Montevideo. Uruguay. Cuareim 1321. J. San- 
chez. 

Home Ofiice Representatives 
J. P. Ryan 

D. Goo'iman. Dutch East Indies. 
J. H. Muncaster. Buenos Aires. Argentine. 
L. F. Moore. 

Fox Theatres Corporation 

William Foj- Circuit <if Thratrci 
Ea-itern. Middle West and Western Divisions 
PRESIDENT 

William Fox 
VICE PRESIDENTS 

Jack Leo 

John Zanft, general manager 
GENERAL COUNSEL 

Saul E, Rogers 
GENERAL VAUDEVILLE BOOKING 
MANAGER 

Jack W. Loeb 
GENERAL MANAGER WESTERN DIVISION 

Harold B. Franklin 
GENERAL MANAGER MID-WEST DIVISION 

Joe Leo 
SECRETARY AND ASSOCIATE 



GENERAL MANAGER 

Charles S. Levin 
GENERAL REAL ESTATE 
REPRESENTATIVE 

Alexander S. Kempner 

Gaumont British Corporation of 
Canada, Ltd, 

27 7 \'ietoria street 
Toronto, Ont., Canada 
MANAGING DIRECTOR 

Edward Auger 
EXCHANGES 

Toronto, Ont.. 277 Victoria street. James Foy. 
Montreal. Que.. 12 Mayor street. J. A. Gag- 

nier. 
St. John. N. B.. 158 Union street. C. F, 

Bedford. 
Winnipeg. 502 Film Exchange building. J. 
A. Wilson. 

Gotham Photoplay Corporation 

Itiod Broadieaif 
Phone : Circle 5551 
Neie York Citii 
PRESIDENT 

Sam Sax 
VICE PRESIDENT 

Budd Rogers 
TREASURER 

Flovd Webber 
DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING 
AND PUBLICITY 

Michael L. Simmons 
DIRECTOR OF FOREIGN DEPARTMENT 

.Tohn Webber 
DIRECTOR AND COUNSEL 

Arthur E. Schwartz 



Hearst Sound News 

VICE PRESIDENT 
and General Matianer 

E. B. Hatrick 
EDITOR IN CHIEF 

M. D. Clotine 

International Newsreel 
VICE PRESIDENT 
and General Manaper 
and General Manager 

E. B. Hatrick 
EDITOR 

Clyde Elliott 
NEWS EDITOR 

Walter Brcdin 



Martin Johnson African Expedition 
Corporation 

Rootn 12112, 51 East 1,2nd street 
Phone: Murraij Hill 01,72 
New York Citii 
PRESIDENT 

D, E. Pomeroy 
VICE PRESIDENT 

F. Trubee Davidson 
SECRETARY-TREASURER 

James L. Clark 
ASSISTANT SECRETARY-TREASURER 

A. L, Seixas 
DIRECTOR 

F. R. Wilson 
GENERAL MANAGER 

M. J. Weisfcldt 
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER 

J. Fred Thomson 
EXCHANGES 

Chicago. Ben Garetson. B. N. Judell. Inc. 

Detroit. Mich.. Gus McCune. Favorite Film 
Exchange. 

M G M News 

VICE PRESIDENT 
and General Manat/er 

E. B. Hatrick 
EDITOR IN CHIEF 

M. D. define 
EDITOR 

L. A. Pollock 
NEWS EDITOR 

C, R. Collins 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 
Corporation 

(Suhsidiarii of Lome's, Inc.) 

15/,0 Broadway 

Phone: Bryant PS50 

Cable Address: Metro Fi'ms, New Yorh 

New Yoric City 

PRESIDENT 

Nicholas M. Schenck 
VICE PRESIDENTS 
J, Robert Rubin 
Louis B. Mayer 
Edward Bowes 
Arthur M. Loew 
David Bernstein 
TREASURER 

David Bernstein 
ASSISTANT TREASURERS 
Charles K. Stern 
David L. Loew 
SECRETARY AND GENERAL COUNSEL 
J. Robert Rubin 



ASSISTANT SECRETARIES 
Jesse T, Mills 
Leopold Friedman 
S. S. Braunberg 
Hattie Hclborn 
DIRECTOR LEGAL AND 
PRODUCTION DEPARTMENTS 

J. Robert Rubin 
ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 

C. K. Stern 
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT 

Charles Sonin 
FILM DEPARTMENT 

William Kelly 
FOREIGN 

Arthur M. Loew 
SALES DEPARTMENT 

Felix Feist 
PUBLICITY AND ADVERTISING 
DEPARTMENT 
Howard Dietz 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Nicholas M, Schenck, chaii man : J. Robert 
Rubin, David Bernstein. Edward Bowes, 
Felix F, Feist, Arthur M. Loew and Louis 
B. Mayer. 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Nicholas M. Schenck, J. Robert Rubin, Louis 
B, Mayer, David Bernstein, David Warfield, 
Edward Bowes, Arthur M, Loew, William 
Braden. David L. Loew, Messmore Kendall. 
F. J. Godsol. Leopold Friedman, Edward 
Schiller, Felix F. Feist and E. M. Saunders. 
EXCHANGES 

S. N. Burger. New York. Albany and Buffalo. 
George F. Dembow. Washington. Charlotte, 

Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. 
C. E. Kessnich. Atlanta. Dallas. Memphis, 

New Orleans and Oklahoma City. 
H. P. Wolfberg. St. Louis. Des Moines. Kan- 
sas City. Omaha and Denver. 
M. N. Wolf. Boston and New Haven. 
J. E. Flynn. Detroit, Cincinnati and Cleve- 
land. 
S. A. Shirley. Chicago, Indianapolis. Mil- 
waukee and Minneapolis. 
George A. Hickey, Los Angeles. Portland. 
San Francisco. Seattle and Salt Lake City. 
Albany, N. Y.. 1060 Broadway. H. O. Worden. 
Atlanta, Ga., 191 Walton street, J, W, Han- 
Ion. 
Boston. Mass., 60 Church street, M. N. Wolf. 
Buffalo. N. Y.. 509 Pearl street, E. K 

O'Shea. 
Butte. Mont., 38 West Broadway, shipping 

office only. C. Hall. 
Charlotte. N. C. 219 West Fourth street. 

Ira Furnian. 
Chicago. 831 South Wabash avenue. Felix 

Mendelssohn. 
Cincinnati, O., 526 Broadway. E. M. Booth. 
Cleveland. O.. East 21st street and Payne 

avenue, Frank D. Drew. 
Dallas. Tex.. 300% South Harwood street. L. 

Bickel.- 
Denver. Col.. 805 2Ist street. J. S. Hommel. 
Des Moines. la.. 1111 High street. W. E. 

Banford. 
Detroit. Mich., 2310 Cass avenue. F. J. Dow- 
ney. 
Indianapolis. Ind., 438 North Illinois street, 

W. W. Willman. 
Kansas City. Mo.. 1706 Wyandotte street. H. 

E. Schiller. 

Lo« Angeles, 1964 South Vermont avenue, J. 

J. Milstein 
Memphis. Tenn.. 494 South Second street, J. 

F. WiUinghani. 

Milwaukee. Wis.. 726 State street. S. Shur- 

man. 
Minneapolis. Minn.. 74 Glenwood avenue, W, 

H. Workman. 
New Haven. Conn., 134 Meadow street, J, R, 

Smith. 
New York City. 630 Ninth avenue, J. Bowen, 

W. A. Scully. 
New Orleans. La., 223 South Liberty street, 

C. J. Briant. 
Oklahoma City. Okla.. 515 South Robinson 

street. W. B. Zoellner, 
Omaha. Neb.. 1512 Davenport street. F. C. 

Hensler. 
Philadeli>hia. Pa.. 1228 Vine street. Robert 

Lynch. 
Pittsburgh. Pa.. 1631 Boulevard of the Allies. 

J. J. Maloney. 
Portland. Ore.. 451 Glisen street. L. Amacher. 
St. Louis. Mo.. 3332 Olive street. C. T. Lynch. 
Salt Lake City. Utah, 204 East First South 

street, L. Wineham 
San Francisco. 215 Golden Gate avenue. G. C. 

Parsons. 
Seattle. Wash.. 2401 Second avenue. Ben Fish. 
Washington. D, C. 1009 New Jei-sey avenue, 

NW, R, Berger. 

Alireria 
Algiers. 62 Rue de Constantine. 

Argentina 
Buenos Aires. Cflle Corrientes 2120. 
Bahia Blanca. Calle Dnnado 24. 
Rosario. Calle Maipu 777. 
Santa Fe. Calle San Martin 3020. 
Tucuman. Calle Crisostomo .-Mvarez 630. 

Australia 
Sydney. Manchester Unity building. 160 Cas- 

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Adelaide, Metro-Goldwyn house. Jamefi place. 
Melbourne, Bourke house. Boui'ke (Street. 
Brisbane. Maritime buildincM, Curcular quay. 
Perth, Economic buildings. William street. 

Austria 
Vienna, VII, Neubausasse 1. 

Belgium 
Brufi£els. 16 Chaussee d'lxelles. 
Brussels, 11 Quai au Hois de Conf>truction. 

Brazil 
Rio de Janeiro. 207 Rua Sete de Setembro. 

Caixa Postal 2724. 
Sao Paulo. Caixa do Correio 2973— Rua Santa 

EphiKenia 196. 
Bello Horizonte. State of Minas Geraes, Cine 

Theatro (Jloria. Rua Curityba 444. 
Juiz de Feora. State of Minat^, Geraes. Galeria 

Pio X24. 
Campos. State of Rio, Rua Dr. Alberto Torres 
No. 31. 
Recife (Pernambuco), Avenida Marquez de 

Olinda. 28it-l. 
Porto Alegre. Rio Grande do Sul, Rua Gen- 
eral Camara 22S, Caixa Postal 13<). 
Riberiao Preto. Caixa Postal 436. Rua Tibirica 
31a. 

Chile 
Santiaso. Casilla C. Morande 227. 
Valparaiso, Calle Prat 173. Casilla 1560. 
Coneepcion, Calle Colo Colo 523, Casilla 1190. 

Cuba 
Havana. Calle Industria No. 80. 

Czecho-Slovakia 
Prajzue II. Vaclavske Nam. 49, Palais Avion. 
Bruenn, Franzouska 13. 

Denmark 
Copenhagen V, Vester Boulevard 27. 

Egypt 
Alexandria, Rue Sidi Mehrez 2, 

England 
London W C 2, 19-21 Tower street. 
Liverpool. 13 Renshaw street. London road. 
Leedfi. 34 Wellinjrton street. 
Manchester, Ha\vson.s Chambsrs. 28 Deansgate. 
Sheffield. 71 Norfolk street. 
Newcastle on Tyne, 210 Westp:ate road. 
Birmingham, 21 Smallbrook street. 

France 
Paris, 37 Rue Condorcet. 
Marseilles, Rue des Abeilles 7. 
Bordeaux, 8 Rue du Palaip-Gallien. 
Nancy. Rue Victor Hugo 4. 
Strasbourg. 3 Rue Molle. 
Lyons. Cours Vitton 69. 
Nantes, Rue Marcoeur. 
Lille, 4 Rue des Buisses. 
Toulouse, 13 Rue Boulbonne. 

Germany 
Berlin W. 9, Bellevue Str. 11. 
Berlin W. 9^Parufamet Verleihbetriebe, 

G.m.b.H.. Bellevue Str. 11. 
Berlin S. W. 48. Friedriehstrasse. 22. 
Breslau, Tauentzienstrasse 4. 
Duseeldorf, Graf Adolph Strasse 83-7. 
Hamburg, Esplanade 6. 
Leipzig, Karlstrasse 1. 
Frankfurt a/M, Rossmarkt 15. 
Muenchen, Marieni)latz 11-12. 

Guatemala 
Guatemala City. No. 5 A. S. 21. 

Greece 
Athens, 15 Thcmistoclew street. 

Holland 
Amsterdam, Damrak 49. 

Hungary 
Budapest VIII, Foherceg-Sandor Ter 3. 

India 
Bombay. Wilson Road. Ballard Estate. 
Calcutta, P. O. Box 837. 

Ireland 
Dublin. 205 Pearse street. 

Italy 
Rome, Via Quattro Novembre 149. 
Bologna, Piazza XX Setembre 4. 
Milan, Piazzale Fiume 2. 
Turin, Via Bogino 12. 
Florence, Via Dei Pecori 1. 
Naples. Galleria Umberto 1 No. 27. 
Genoa, Corso Podesta 5a. 
Ancona. Corso Vittorio 40. 
Trieste, Via Donizetti 3. 

Japan 
Tokio, Central Post Office Box F-114. 

Jugo-Slavia 
Zagreb, Pejacevicev Trg, 17. 
Novi Sad. Wilsonow Trg. 7. 

Mexico 
Mexico City, Calle de Capuchinas 32. 

Morocco 
Casablanca, 36 Rue de I'Aviateur Vedrines. 

New Zealand 
Wellington, Druids Chambers, Lambton Quay. 

Norway 
Oslo. P. O. Box 695, Prinsensgt. 

Peru 
Lima. Pileta de la Merced 14S. 
Philippine Islands 
Manila. 419-23 Avenida Rizal. 

Porto Rico 
San Juan. San Jose No. 6. 

Portugal 
Lisbon, Rua Braacamp 10 R/C.D. 

Roumania 
Bucarest, B-Dul Domnitei 3. 
Oradea, Strada Rimanoczy 7, 



Scotland 
Glasgow, 10 Dixon street. 

Spain 
Barcelona. Calle Mallorca 220. 
Bilboa. Ercilla 16. 
Valencia, Gernianias A.F, 
Madrid, Barquillo 22. 
Sevilla, Marques de Paradas 39. 
MuiCiH. San Judas 7. 

Sweden 
Stockholm, 65 Kungsgalan. 
Switzerland 
Geneva, 12 Boulevard du Theatre. 

Turkey 
Constantinople, 303 Grand Rue de Pera, 
Messir Han No. 2. 

Wales 
Cardiff, Dominion house. Queen street. 

Metropolitan Exploitation Corporation 

72.1 Si-'Vf ntii avenue 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

Howard S. Hummell 
VICE PRESIDENT 

Cullen H. Farrell 
SECRETARY-TREASURER 

Bert Adler 
ATTORNEYS FOR THE CORPORATION 

Cottin & Joseph 
EXCHANGES 

Educational Film Exchanges of America. 



Morgan Lithograph Company 

1001 Pa'inc avenue 
ClrvelaJid, O. 
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD 

P. J. Morgan 
PRESIDENT-TREASURER 

George W. Morgan 
VICE PRESIDENTS 

E. S. Gaylor, Jr. 

Vernon Charnley, and secretary. 
ASSISTANT SECRETARY 

W. L. Schellentrager 
AUDITOR 

B. L. Osborne 
PURCHASING AGENT 

George L. Brock 
EXCHANGES 

New York City, 24 West 40th street. 

Boston, Mass., S40 Park Square building. 

Philadelphia. Pa., 1421 Chestnut street. 

Toledo. O., Smith-Baker building. 

Pittsburgh, Pa., 407 Bessemer building. 

Cincinnati. C, 937 Enquirer building. 

Detroit, Mich., General Motors building. 

Chicago, Tower building. 

Kansas City, Mo.. Mutual building. 

Atlanta. Ga., Thrower building. 

Los Angeles, 257 South Spring street. 

St. Louis. Mo., 4527 Forest Park boulevard. 
PLANTS 

Cleveland. Payne avenue. 

Elmhurst, Long Island, N. Y. 

New York City. West 31st street. 
WAREHOUSES 

Cleveland, East 30th street. 

New York City, South Jane and William 
streets. 

Motion Pictures Synchronization 
Service, Inc. 

16i0 Broadwaif 
P/iOHc: Circle 09oG 
New York Cit>i 
PRESIDENT-GENERAL MANAGER 

Maurice A. Chase 
VICE PRESIDENT 

Maurice Nitke 
SECRETARY-TREASURER 

Sepp Morscher 
TRAFFIC MANAGER 

David Lucom 
MUSICAL DIRECTORS 

Sepp Morscher, Maurice Nilke and Frank 
Tresselt. 
ADVERTISING-PUBLICITY MANAGER 
Sam Shain 

National Screen Service, Inc. 

126-30 VVt\st iOth afreet 
Phatie: Bniant 4900 
Nciv York City 
PRESIDENT 

J. Pollak 
VICE PRESIDENTS 
P. Gruen 

H. Robbins, general manager 
ASSISTANT SALES MANAGER 

W. P. Garyn 
DISTRIBUTION CENTERS 

Los Angeles, 1922 South Vei'mont avenue. 
Chicago, SIO South Wabash avenue. 
New York City, 126-30 West 46th street. 
SALES OFFICES 

Oklahoma Citv. Okla.. 17 North Dewey street. 

Wallace Walthall. 
Kansas City. Mo., 128 West 18th street, Bev- 
erly Miller. 
Philadelphia, Pa.. 1237 Vine street, Harry 

Kirchgessner. 
Boston. Mass., 45 Church street, Edward 

Connolly. 
Cleveland, O.. 731 Film building. Robert 



Gordon. 

Omaha, Neb., Film Exchange building, Roger 
Miller. 

Detroit, Mich., 66 Sibley street. C. H. Powell. 

Minneapolis, Minn., 353 Loeb arcade, E. B. 
Kopman. 

Buffalo. N. Y.. 505 Pearl street, Mell Ed- 
wards. 

San Francisco, Cal.. 298 Turk street, Louis 
Reichert. 

Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation 

Paramount building 

l.'iiii Broadway 

Phone: Ckickerivff 7050 

New York City 

PRESIDENT 

Adolph Zukor 
VICE PRESIDENTS 

Jesse L. Lasky. First 

Frank A. Garbutt 
TREASURER 

Ralph A. Kohn 
SECRETARY AND GENERAL COUNSELLOR 

Elek John Ludvigh 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Sidney R. Kent 
ASSISTANT TREASURERS 

Emil E. Shauer 

Eugene J. Zukor 

Harry M. Goetz 
GENERAL AUDITOR 

A. J. Michel 
ASSISTANT SECRETARIES 

Norman Collyer 
Frank Meyer 
Albert A. KauTman 
Wilfred J. Pineau 
DIRECTORS— Paramount 

Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky, William H. 

English, Casiniir. I. Stralem. Felix E. Kahn, 

Gilbert W. Kahn, Frank Bailey, Frank A- 

Garbutt, Elek .John Ludvigh. Emil E. 

Shauer. Sir William Wieseman, Jules E. 

Brulatour. John Cecil Graham, Albert A. 

Kaufman. Daniel Frohman, Sidney R. Kent. 

Eugene Zukor, Ralph A. Kohn, Sam Katz. 

Herman Wobber. 
DIRECTORS^Famous Players Canadian Cor- 
poration 
J. P. Bickell, Sir Herbert Holt, Sidney R. 

Kent. L W. Williams. N. L. Nathanson. 

W. D. Ross. W. J. Sheppard, J. B. Tud- 

hope. Sir William Wiseman, Adolph Zukor. 

PUBLIX THEATRES CORPORATION 

PRESIDENT 
Sam Katz 
ASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT 

Eugene Zukor 
VICE PRESIDENT 
Sam Dembow, Jr. 
SECRETARY 

Marion Coles 
TREASURER 

Ralph A. Kohn 
ASSISTANT TREASURERS 
F. L. Metzler 
Marion Coles 
DEPARTMENT OF DISTRIBUTION— 
Paramount 

Sidney R. Kent, general manager. 
John D. Clark, general sales manager. West- 
ern division. 
George J. Schaefer, general sales manager. 

Eastern division. 
John Hammell, general sales manager. Cen- 

tial division. 
M. H. Lewis, manager, sales analysis and ex- 
change service dei)artment. 
Charles E. McCarthy, manager, publicity de- 
partment. 
Russell Holman, manager, advertising de- 
partment. 
James A. Clark, manager, ad sales and pos- 
ter art depai-tment. 
C. B. J. Frawley, manager, sales statistics 

department. 
Frank Meyer, general pureha.sing agent. 
Leon J. Bamberger, manager, eales promo- 
tion dejiartment and editor. House Organ. 
Vincent Trotta, art manager. 
PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT— Paramount 
Jesse L. Lasky, first vice president in charge 

of production. 
Walter Wanger, general manager of produc- 
tion. 

B. P. Schulberg, general manager. West Coast 
Productions. 

Frank A. Garbutt, West Coast laboratory 
manager. 

Albert A. Kaufman, assistant to Mr. Lasky. 

J. W. Fingerlin, manager, home office pro- 
duction department. 

PARAMOUNT NEWS & SHORT FEATURES 
DEPARTMENT 

EDITOR & GENERAL MANAGER 

Emanuel Cohen 
ASSISTANT TO GENERAL MANAGER 

Louis Diamond 
SPECIAL SALES REPRESENTATIVES 

Stanley Waite 

Miles Gibbons 
EXCHANGES 

DIVISION No. 1 

District No. 1. Baston, Mass.. 58-62 Berkeley 



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street, Tom Bailey, district manager. 

Boston. Mass.. 58-62 Berlceley street. Wil- 
liam Erbb. 

New Haven, Conn., 134 Meadow street, John 

D. Powers. 

Portland. Me.. 263 St. Johns street, Al 

Bevan. 
District No. 2, New York City. 331-337 W. 

44th street. J. J. Unper. district manager. 
New York City, 331-337 W. 44th street. M. 

S. Kussell. 
Brooklyn. 331-337 W, 44th street. New York 

City. Thomas Murray. 
Jersey. 331-337 W. 44th street. New York 

City. E. W. Sweigert. 
Albany, N. Y., 33 Orange street, Kenneth 

Robinson. 
Buffalo. N. Y.. 464 Franklin street, M. W. 

Kempner. 
District No. 3, Philadelphia. Pa.. 12(tl Vine 

street. W. E. Smith, district manager. 
Philadelphia. Pa.. 1201 Vine street, P. A. 

Bloch. 
Washington, D. C, 1101 N. Capitol street, 

Harry Hunter. 
District No. 7, Atlanta. Ga., 158 Walton 

street. H. G. Ballance. di.strict manager. 
Atlanta, Ga., 158 Walton street. D. Prince. 
Memphis, Tenn.. 265 South Front street, Philip 

Longdon. 
Charlotte. N. C. 211-13 South Mint street, 

R. B. Wilbanks. 
Jacksonville, Fla., 110 North Lee street, S. 

Chesnutt. 
New Orleans. La., 944 Perdido street, H. F. 

Wilkes. 
Dallas, Tex.. 300 South Jefferson street, J. B. 

Dugger. 
San Antonio. Tex., 501 Soledad street. H. E. 

Pickett. 

DIVISION No. 2 
District No. 5, Chicago. 111.. 1327 South Wa- 
bash avenue, H. A. Ross, district manager. 
Detroit. Mich.. 2949 Cass avenue. Otto Bolle. 
Chicago, 111.. 1327 South Wabash avenue, N. 

F. Agnew. 

Milwaukee, Wis., 119-121 7th street, J. A. 

Kraker. 
Columbus, O., 251 North 5th etreet. M. R. 

Oark. 
Cleveland. O.. 1563 East 21st street, J. E. 

Fontaine. 
Pittsburgh, Pa.. 1727 Blvd. of Allies, H. H. 

Goldstein. 
Cincinnati, O., Central P'kway & Grant street, 

G. A. Smith. 

Indianapolis, Ind.. 116 West Michigan street. 

Charles Reagan. 

DIVISION No. 3 
District No. 6, Kansas City. Mo.. 110 Wc^t 

18th street, R. C. LiBeau, district manager. 
Kan.-^as City, Mo., 110 West ISth street, Oscar 

Morgan. 
St. Louis, Mo.. 3721 Washington boulevard. 

M. Schweitzer, 
Oklahoma City, Okla., 514 Grand avenue. R. 

E. Heffner. 

District No. 8, Denver, Colo., 1625 Court 
place. H. W. Braly, district manager. 

Denver, Colo., 1625 Court place. Samuel 
Henley. 

Salt Lake City, Utah. 200 East 1st South 
street. A. Usher. 

Butte, Mont.. 55 West Granite street (Ship- 
ping station). 

District No. 9. San Francisco. Cal.. 201 Golden 
Gate avenue, Herman Wobber, district man- 
ager. 

San Francisco, Cal.. 201 Golden Gate avenue. 
J. J. Patridge. 

Los Angeles, Cal.. 1980 South Vermont ave- 
nue. C. N. Peacock. 

Seattle. Wash., 2413 Second avenue, H. Neal 
East. 

Portland, Ore.. 444 Glisan street. William 
C. Winship. ■ 

District No. 11, Minneapolis, Minn.. 1100 
First avenue, North, B. Blotcky. distiiet 
manager. 

Minneapolis, Minn.. 1100 First avenue. North. 

C. A. Roeder. 

Sioux Falls. S. D., 318 South Main street, 

D. H. Ruliffson. 

District No. 12, Des Moines, la., 1117 High 
street, A. W. NicoUs. 

Des Moines, la., 1117 High street, R. M. Cope- 
land. 

Omaha, Nebr.. 1610-12 Davenport street, A. 
Mendenhall. 
FAMOUS LASKY FILM SERVICE 
Canadian Offices 

Toronto, Ont.. Ill Bond street. M. A. Mil- 
ligan. general manager, executive offices. 

District No. 1, Toronto, Ont.. Ill Bond 
street. Jack Hunter. 

Montreal, Que., 12 Mayor street. Ed English. 

St. John, N. B.. 133 Princess street, P. J. 
Hogan. 

District No. 2. Vancouver. B. C, Film Ex- 
change building, Davie and Burrard street, 
William Hansher, district manager. 

Winnipeg. Man., Film Exchange building, 
Hargrave street. A. G. Ritchie. 

Calgary. Alta., 320 Traders building. William 
Kelly. 



Vancouver, B. C, Film Exchange building, 
Davie and Burrard street, W. R. Marshall. 
FOREIGN DIVISION 

Emil E. Shauer. general manager ; J. H. 
Seidelman, assistant manager, Paramount 
building, 1501 Broadway, New York City. 

John Cecil Graham, general foreign represen- 
tative (headtfuarters London). 

Melville A. Shauer, special foreign representa- 
tive (headquarters Paris) Le Paramount, 2 
Boulevard des Capucines, Paris, France : 
Cables: Theapara 96, Paris. 
AUSTRALIA 

(Australia, New Zealand. Java, Straits Set- 
tlements, F. M. States. Siam) 

John W. Hicks. Jr.. managing director. 

William R. Hoggan, general sales manager. 

William Hur worth, district manager. 

C. E. Henderson, district manager. 
Cables : Paramount. 

Sydney, Australia. Reservoir street. G. P. O.. 
Box 2617, Famous Lasky Film Service. Ltd.. 
Fred Gawler, branch manager (home office 
for above-mentioned territories). 

Melbourne, Australia, 254 Little Lonsdale 
street. Famous Lasky Film Service, Ltd.. 
R. B. Kelly, branch manager. 

Brisbane. Australia. Adelaide street, Famous 
Lasky Service, Ltd., Alfred Carmiehael, 
branch manager. 

Perth, Australia, 230 William street. Famous 
Lasky Film Service, Ltd., C. H. Sherman, 
branch manager. 

Adelaide, Australia, 37-A Rundle street, Famous 
Lasky Film Service. Ltd., Cleave J. Shep- 
herd, branch manager. 

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. St. John 
street. Famous Lasky, 

Film Service, Ltd., Leslie R. Brown, branch 
manager. 

Wellington. New Zealand. Duha & Dixon 
streets. Famous Lasky Film Service 
(N. Z.) Ltd., Stanley H. Craig, branch 
manager. 

Auckland, New Zealand, 129-131 Albert street. 
Famous Lasky Film Service (N. Z.) Ltd., 
W. E. Kirby, branch manager. 

Java. Dutch East Indies. Gang Pool, 7, Welts- 
vereden. Famous Lasky Film Service, Ltd.. 
J, A. Groves, general manager for Far 
East, also branch manager, 

Java, Dutch East Indies, Boomstraat 16 Sera- 
baia. Famous Lasky Film Service, Ltd., 
Austin Levy, branch manager. 

Singapore. Straits Settlements, 62-4 and 62-5 
Orchard road. Famous Lasky Film Service. 
Ltd., Tom Kennard, branch manager. 
CUBA 

( Cuba. Porto Rico, Dominican Republic, West 
Indies.) 
Cables : Paramount. 

Havana, Cuba, Estrada Palma, 112, Para- 
mount Films of Cuba, S. A., A. L. Prat- 
chett, branch manager. 

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 31 Baja Lacrat, Para- 
mount Films of Cuba. S. A. 

San Juan, Porto Rico, Apartado 653, Tanca 
lOiA, Paramount Films of Porto Rico. J. P. 
Donohue. branch manager. 
FRANCE 

(France, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, 
Egypt. Algeria. Tunis. Morocco.) 

Adoiphe Osso, administrateur-delegue. 

Henri Klarsfeld, sales manager. 

Charles Demol, assistant sales maanger. 
Cables: Paramount 86. 

Paris. France, 63 Avenue des Champs Ely- 
sees, Societe Anonyme Francaise Des Films 
Paramount (home office for above ter- 
ritories). 

Paris. France, 67-69 Rue Fessart. Societe 
Anonyme Francaise Des Films Paramount, 
Maurice Poirier. branch manager. 

Strasbourg. France, 5, Rue Neuwiller, S. A. F. 
Des Films Paramount, Beat Pfyffer, branch 
manager. 

Nancy, France, 68. Rue du Fauburg, St. Jean. 
S. A. F. Des Films Paramount, Henri Des- 
sert, branch manager. 

Rennes. France. 15, Rue Alexandre Duval 
Duval, S. A. F. Des Films Paramount, Ed- 
mond Lagneau, branch manager. 

Lille. France, 5, Rue d*Amiens, S. A. F. Des 
Films Paramount, Leon Joannin, branch 
manager. 

Marseille. France, 26-a. Rue de la Bibliathe- 
que. S. A. F. Des Films Paramount, Andre 
Hagnet, branch manger. 

Bordeaux. France. 46, Rue Peyronnet, S. A. F. 
Des Films Paramount, Robert Lenglet, 
branch manager. 

Lyon, France, 16, Rue Stella. S. A. F. Des 
Films Paramount. Marcel Yot, branch man- 
ager. 

Alciers. Algeria, 17 bis Rue Clauzel. S. A, F. 
Des Films Paramount, Emile Belych. branch 
manager. 

Runis. Africa. 84. Rue de Portugal. S. A. F. 
Des Films Paramount, Andre Valensi. 
branch manager, 
Casablanca. Morocco. 136. Boulevard de la 
Gare, S, A. F. Des Films Paramount, Henri 
Roussillon, branch manager. 
Cairo, Egypt. 23, Rue Tewfik, S. A. F. Des 
Films Paramount, Robert Hakim, branch 



manager. 

Brussels. Belgium. 31, Chaussee de Haecht, 
S. A. F. Des Films Paramount, Emile Gour- 
don, branch manager, 

Amsterdam, Holland. 399 Keizergradcht, N. V. 
Paramount Films Holland. C. Peereboom, 
branch manager. 
Cables : Paramount. 

35 Rheingasse, Basel, Switzerland. 
Cables : Eosfilm. 
GERMANY AND CENTRAL EUROPE 

(Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czecho- 
slovakia, Jugo-Slavia, Roumania, Baltics. 
Finland.) 

I. Blumenthal, general manager. 
Cables : Paramount. 

Berlin. W. 9, Germany. Haus Am Tiergarten 
Bellevuestiasse 11, Paramount Film Ver- 
trieb, G. M. B.H. 

Ufa-Paramount-Metro Verleih Betriebe G. M. 
B. H. (home office for Parufamet). 
Cables: Parufamet, Haus Am Tiergarten, 
Bellevuestrasse, 11 Berlin W. 9. Germany. 

Berlin. S. W. Germany, Fried richstrasse 225, 
Parufamet. Erich Wolff, branch manager. 

Hamburg. Germany, Esijlanade, 6. Parufamet, 
O. Wohlfahut, branch manager. 

Dusseldorf, Germany, Graf Odolfstrasse, 83- 
87. Parufamet, Dr. A. Koenig, branch 
manager. 

Frankfurt a/M., Germany, Rossmarkt, 15, 
Parufamet, R. Goidstaub, branch manager. 

Muenchen, Germany, Marienplatz, 11/12, 
Parufamet, G, Behrmann, branch manager. 

Leii)zig, Germany, Karlstrasse 1, Parufamet, 
S. Segall, branch manager. 

Breslau, Germany, Tauentzienstrass 4, Paru- 
famet, S. Arndt, branch manager. 

Koenigsberg i, Pr., Germany. Hintere Vor- 
stadt S, Parufamet, E. Tyktin. branch man- 
ager. 

Gus J, Schaefer, general sales manager for 
Central Europe-Baltics (headquarters Ber- 
lin). 

Wein VII, Austria, Neubaugasse 1, Para- 
mount Films G. m. b. H, Max Wirtschafter, 
blanch manager. 

Budai>est VIII, Hungary, Rukoezi-ut 59, Para- 
mount Filmforgalmi R. T., L. Foldes, 
branch manager. 

Prague II. Czecho-Slovakia, Palais Habich. 
Stepanska ul. Paramount Filmova, spol, 
s.r.o.. R. Jellinek, branch manager. 

Zagreb, Jugo-Slavia, Pajacevicev trg, 17, A. 
Lichtscheindl, Paramount rep c/o Mosin- 
gerflm. 
(Cables : Paramount.) 

Warsaw, Poland, Sienna No. 4, Paramount 
Films sp. z. ogr. odp. 

Lemberg, Poland, Kilinskiego 3, Paramount, 
Films, L. Goldfiuss, branch manager. 

Reval/Tallin, Estonia (shipping station) 
Siuer Karie IS. Fanamet Films. 

Riga Latvia, Valdenara lela 36, A/S Para- 
mount Film A/G. A. Kuzmin, branch 
manager. 

Kovno, Lithuania (shipping station) Laisves 
Al. 3, Fanamet Films. 

Heisingfors, Finland, Henriksgatan 20, C/O 
A.B. Royal Film. C. A. Harry Hammar, 
Paramount representative. 

Clui, Roumania. Calea Regele Ferdinand 6, 
C/O Imperator Films, N. Palugyay. Para- 
mount representative. 
(Cables : Paramount.) 

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND 

(England. Scotland, Wales, Irish Free State.) 
John Cecil Graham, managing director. 
Cables : Paramount. 

0. V. Traggardh, assistant manager. 
Montague Goldman, sales manager (headquai- 

ters London). 

Harold E. Walker, district manager — at Lon- 
don, for London Birmingham, C-ardiff. 

Ben Simmons, district manager at Leeds, for 
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Dublin. 

1. Gojlins, district manager at Newcastle for 
Newcastle, Glasgow. 

London W. I. England, 166 Wardour street, 

Famous Lasky Film Service. Ltd, (home 

office), Oswald H, Cohen, branch manager. 
Leetis. England, 48 Wellington street. Famous 

Lasky Film Service, Ltd., D. Gilpin, branch 

manager. 
Liverpool, England, 124 Dale street. Famous 

Lasky Film Service, Ltd., H. D. Nisbet, 

branch manager. 
Birmingham, England, 12 John Bright street, 

Famous Lasky Film Service, Ltd., John 

Corpor, branch manager. 
Manchester. England. Cromford Court, Famous 

Lasky Film Service, Ltd., Louis Harris, 

branch manager. 
Newcastle-On-Tyne, England, Paramount 

House, Bath Lane, Famous Lasky Film 

Service. Ltd.. I. Collins, branch manager. 
Dublin. Ireland. Paramount House 11 Pearse 

street. Famous Lasky Film Service, Ltd., 

J. G, Bell, branch manager. 
Cardiff. Wales, 16-18 Priory street. Famous 

Lasky Film Service, Ltd., E. Hancock, 

branch manager. 
Glasgow, Scotland, 164 Buchanan street. Fa- 
mous Lasky Film Service, Ltd., J. Ham- 
son, bi-anch manager. 



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INDIA 

(India. Burma, Ceylon.) 

Charles BaJance, William Clark, representatives 
for India, Burma, Ceylon. 
Cables: Pamfilm. 

Calcutta. India. P. O. Box 204S, Paramount 
Famous Lasky Corp. 

ITALY 
(Also Tu'-key, Greece, Bulgaria) 

David Souhami, manaccing director. 

Americo Aboaf, manager. 
Cables : Paramount. 

Rome. Italy. Via Magenta No. 8, S. A. I. Films 
Paramount (home office for Italy) Cav. 
Arrigo Bocchi. branch manager. 

Naples, Italy. Via Rome. o45-bis. S. A. I. Films 
Paramount. Cav. Salvatore de Angelis. 
branch manager. 

Florence. Italy. Piazza Strozzi, 6. S. A. I. 
Films Paramount. Sig. Cesare Aboaf, branch 
manager, 

Bologna. Italy. Via Calliera. 66/2 S. A. I. 
Films Paramount. 

Milan, Italy. Via Morgagni. 22, S. A. I. Films 
Paramount. Count Edoardo. Micheroux de 
Dillon, branch manager. 

Turin. Italy. Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 6. 
S. A. I. Films Paramount. Sig. Arturo Am- 
brosio. branch manager. 

Venice, Italy. Calle Priuli. 103. Sestiere Can- 
nareggio, S. A. I. Films Paramount (sub- 
branch). 

Genoa. Italy. Vi. Granello 56-58 rossi. S. A. I. 
Films Paramount, Sig. Corrado De Simone. 
branch manager. 

Trieste. Italy. Via Sant'Anastasio, 1. S. A. T. 
Films Paramount. Sig. Mario Annovazzi. 
branch manager. 

Palermo. Italy. Via Mariano Stabile. 139 
D. E. 3. A. I. Films Paramount, Sig. Giu- 
seppe Mari. branch manager. 
JAPAN 

(Japan. Korea. China. Philippine Islandi^.) 

Tom D. Cochrane, R. E. Maclntyre (represen- 
tatives for the Orient). 
Cables : Paramount. 

Kobe. Japan. 507 Osaka Shosen Kaisha build- 
ing. Famous Lasky Paramount. 

Paramount Films. Ltd. (home office), Roy 
Tanaka. branch manager. 

Tokyo. Japan. Nichi Nichi building, Yuraku. 
cho Kojimachiku, Famous Lasky Paramount 
Films. Ltd., J. E. Perkins, manager ; S. 
Sasho. sales manager. 

Hakata. Japan, 59 Tenjim-machi. Famous 
Lasky Paramount Films, Ltd. (sales office), 
H. Hirai. sales maanger. 

Sapporo. Japan. Shichijo Minami Yon-Chome. 
Famous La^ky Paramount Films. Ltd. 
(sales office), M. Suda, sales manager. 

Seoul. Korea. Kishin Yoke. 
MEXICO 

(Mexico. Central America. Panama. Jamaica, 
B. W. I.. Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador.) 

Clarence C. Margon, general manager. 
Cables : Paramount. 

Mexico City. Mexico. No. 1. Avenida Fran- 
cisco 1, Madero ( Apartado Postal lOS bis) 
Paramount Films, S. A.. Gordon B. Dunlap. 
branch manager (home office for Mexico and 
Central America). 

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Ageneia Para La 
America Central. 

Apartado 253, Paramount Films, S. A., R. A. 
Loomis. branch manager. 

Cri.stobal, Canal Zone. P. O. box 1323. Para- 
mount Films, S. A., Harry Novak, branch 
manager. 

Code Addres.c : Paramount Colon Panama. 
SCANDINAVIA 
(Sweden. Norway, Denmark.) 

Carl P. York, general manager. 
Cables : Paramount. 

Stockholm, Sweden, 13 Kungsgatan, Filmak- 
tiebolaget Paramount (home office for Scan- 
dinavia). 

Copenhagen. Denmark, Vest re Boulevard 29. 
Filmaktiebolaget, Paramount. P. Salmonsen, 
branch manager. 

Oslo, Norway. Torvgaten 9. Film-Aktieselska- 
pet Paramount, E. Eriksen, branch manager. 
SOUTH AMERICA 

(Brazil, Argentina. Uruguay. Paraguay, Chile, 
Peru, Bolivia.) 

John L. Day, Jr., general manager. 
Cables : Paramount. 

Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. Rua Evaristo da Veiga 
132. Paramount Films (S. A.) Tibor Rom- 
bauer. branch manager (home office for 
Brazil). 

Sao Paulo. Brazil. Rua do Triumpho 21, Para- 
mount Films (S. A.). Bruno Cheli. branch 
manager. 

Recife. Pernarnbuco. Brazil. Rua Conde de 
Boa Vista 193. Paramount Films (S. A.). 
Benjamin Ramoe, branch manager. 

Bahia. Brazil. Rua Conaelheirs Dantos No. 27, 
Paramount Films 1 S. A.). Alberico Bene- 
vides, branch manager. 

Porto Alegre. Est. do R. G. do Sul, Brazil. 
Rua General Andrade Neves, 100, Para- 
mount Films (S. A.). Julia Marpas Mesple. 
branch manager. 

Curityba, Est. do Parana, Brazil. Rua 15 de 



Novembro 107. Paramount Films (S. A.) 
Carlos Litzendorf, branch manager. 

Ribeirao Preto, E.st. de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 
Rua Visconde de Inauma. 34, Paramount 
Films (S. A.). Rudolpho Paladini, branch 
manager. 

Botucatu, Est. de Sao Paulo. Brazil, Avenida 
Floriano Feixoto. 30 Paramount Films 
(S. A.), Adbemar L. Cesar, branch man- 
ager. 

Cruzeiro. Est. de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Rua Jorge 
Tiberica, 53 C. Paramount Films (S. A.) 
Auieno Correaie. branch manager. 

Juiz de Fora, Minas Geraes, Brazil. Rua 
Marechal Deodora 209, Paramount Films 
(S. A.) 

Bello Horizonte, Minas Geraes, Brazil, Rua 
Sao Paulo, 557. Paramount Films (S. A.), 
Onopre Autunes. branch manager. 

Frederick W. Lange. manager for Argen- 
tina. Uruguay. Paraguay. 
Cables : Paramount. 

Buenos Aires. Argentine. Republic, f)65 Calle 
Cerrito, Paramount Films, S. A., Sigfredo, 
Bauer, branch manager (home office for 
Argentine, Paraguay, Uruguay). 

Rosario de Santa Fe. Argentine Republic. 
Calle Estoniba 2U. Paramount Films, 
S. A., E. J. Croce. branch manager. 

Cordoba, Argentine Republic, Calle Ituzaiugo 
235. Paramount Films, S. A.. C. R. Fla- 
berty, branch manager. 

Montevideo, Uruguay. Calle Yi 1385, Para- 
mount Films, S. A., Juan Oliver, branch 
manager. 

Benito del Villar, manager for Chile. Peru, 
Bolivia. 
Cables : Paramount . 

Santiago. Chile. Estado 250 (Casilla 3462) 
Paramount Films. S. A. (home office for 
Chile, Peru. Bolivia). 

Valparaiso. Chile. Prat No. 175 (Camilla 3792) 
Paramount Films, S. A.. Exequiel A. 
Puelma, branch manager. 

Concepcion, Chile. O'Higgins 566 (Casilla 
53-C) Paramount Films. S. A., Srs. Greene 
& Cla. Concessionaires. 

Iquique. Chile. Casilla 137. Paramount Films. 
S. A.. Srs. Martinez Hinos & Cla., Conces- 
sionaires. 

Lima. Peru, Apartado 582. Paramount Films, 
S. A.. Ernest S. Hayes, branch manager. 

La Paz. Bolivia, Paramount Films, S. A., 
Honario Garcia, representative. 
SPAIN, PORTUGAL 

M. J. Messeri. managing director. 
Cables : Paramount. 

Barcelona. Spain, 9 Paseo de Gracia, Para- 
mount Films. S. A., J. Soriano, branch 
manager (home office for Spain and Por- 
tugal). 

Madrid, Spain. Avenida Piy. Margall, 22. 
Paiamount Films S. A.. Salvador Vidal 
Batet. branch manager. 

Balboa, Spain, Alameda Mazarredo. 6, Para- 
mount Films. S. A.. Manuel de Diego, 
branch manager. 

Valencia, Spain. Calle Sorni. 14. Paramount 
Films. S. A.. Vicente Saiso, branch manager. 

Seville. Si>ain. Calle San Pablo. 41, Para- 
mount Films. S. A.. Santiago Reyes, branch 
manager. 

La Coruna. Spain, Paramount Films, S. A., 
Jot^e Soto, branch managei-. 

Lisbon, Portugal. Rua Braamcamp. 10, 
Paramount Films, S. A., F. Ressano Gar- 
cia, branch maanger. 

Pathe Exchange, Inc. 

.?5 West i5th street 
Phone: Bryant 6700 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

J. J. Murdock 
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT 

Colvin W. Brown 
VICE PRESIDENT 

John C. Flinn 
SECRETARY 

Lewis Inneraritv 
TREASURER 

John Humm 
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 
of Eastern Production 

Terry Ramsaye 
ASSISTANT TO 
Executive Vice President 

T. C. Streibert 
GENERAL SALES MANAGER 

Phil Reisman 
SHORT SUBJECT SALES MANAGER 

Harry Scott 
FEATURE SALES MANAGER 

E. J. O'Leary 
ASSISTANT TO 
General Salett Manager 

L. W. Kniskern 
MANAGER EXCHANGE OPERATIONS 

J. F. McAloon 
ADVERTISING-PUBLICITY DIRECTOR 

fieorge Harvev 
CHIEF LIBRARIAN 

L. E. Franconi 
MANAGER EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT 

Mrs. E. R. Dessez 



OFFICE MANAGER 

F. R. Clarke 
PURCHASING AGENT 

E. M. Arnold 

GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT 
of Factories 

G. L. Chanier 

AUDITOR 

S. Machnovitch 

SUBSIDIARIES 
Pathe Studios, Inc. 
Pathex, Inc. 

Pathe Productions Corporation 
Pathe Pictures Corporation 
Pathe International Corporation 
Pathe Exchange. Inc.. of Delaware 
Pathe Exchange. Inc., of Texa£ 
EXCHANGES 

L. J. Hacking, Eastern division manager 
L. W. H'eir, VVrKtern dirision manager 
S. C. Jacques, Central dirittion manager 
Dan Michalove. Southern division manager 
Albany. N. Y.. 35-37 Orange street, C. W. 

Stombaugh. 
Atlanta, Ga., 164 Walton street, W. W, 

Anderson. 
Boston, Mass.. 39 Church street, R. C. Crop- 

per. 
Buffalo, N. Y.. 505 Pearl street, Oscar Han- 
son. 
Charlotte. N. C, 221 West 4th street. E. L. 

McShane. 
Chicago, 1023 South Wabash avenue. Harry 

S. Lor eh. 
Cincinnati. O., 526 Broadway. J. A. Harris. 
Cleveland, O., 2100 Payne avenue, O. J. 

Ruby. 
Dallas, Tex., 320 South Harwood street. E. 

C. Leeves. 
Denver. Col., 2165 Broadway, A. G. Edwards. 
Des Moines. la.. lOOS^t High street. W. E. 

Branson. 
Detroit. Mich.. 2310 Cass avenue. H. P. Zapp. 
Indianapolis. Ind.. 120 West Michigan street. 

Harry Graham. 
Kansas City, Mo., Ill West 17th street, E. S. 

Olsmith. 
Los Angeles, 1926 South Vermont avenue, J. 

S. Stout. 
Memphis. Tenn.. 302 Mulberry street. L. J. 

Duncan. 
Milwaukee. Wis.. 104 Ninth street. W. A. 

Aschmann. 
Minneapolis. Minn., 72 Glenwood avenue, J. 

H. Mclntyre. 
New Haven, Conn.. 134 Meadow street. B. M. 

Moran. 
New Orleans. La.. 221 South Liberty street, 

G. C. Brown. 
New York City. 1600 Broadway, W. E. 

Raynor. 
Oklahoma City. Okla.. 515 South Robinson 

street. C. W. Allen. 
Omaha, Neb.. 1508 Davenport street. R. S. 

Ballantyne. 
Philadelphia, Pa.. 1219 Vine street. Robert 

Mochrie. 
Pittsburgh, Pa.. 1018 Forbes street. A. Gold- 
smith. 
Portland, Ore.. 443 Glieon street. H. L. Percy. 
St. Louie, Mo., 3318 Olive street, C. D. Hill. 
Salt Lake City. Utah, 206 East First street, 

A. J. O'Keefe. 
San Francisco, Cal.. 321 Turk street. M. E. 

Cory. 
Seattle, Wash.. 2025 Third avenue, C. L. 

Theurkauf. 
Washington. D. C. 916 G street. NW. R. C. 

Robin. 

FOREIGN DISTRIBUTION 

Pathe International Corporation 
35 West ioth street 
New York City 
VICE PRESIDENTS 

William M. Vogel. general manager 
A. E. Rosseau 

England 
F^rodiicers Distributing Company, Ltd. 
LONDON. W. C. 2. 12. Great Newport street. 

A. George Smith, managing director. 
LEEDS, 58 Wellington street. L. Bloomfield. 
CARDIFF. 20 Castle arcade. R. Owen. 
BIRMINGHAM. 34 John Bright street. Arthur 

Cowan. 
NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE. Streets building, 87 

Westgate road. A. Favell. 
LIVERPOOL. 36 Cooper's building A, Jack 

Goddard. 
MANCHESTER. 10-11 the Parsonage. H. C. 

Coop. 
GLASGOW. 211 Hope street. Capt. A. Fergu- 
son. 

Germany 
BERLIN W. S. P.D.C. Filmvertrieb, G.m.b.H.. 
Krausenstrasse 70-1, H. E. J. Spearman, di- 
rector general. 

France 
PARIS. Societe Francaise des Films. PDC, 2 
Rue de Lancry. F. de Sacadura. managing 
director. 

Czecho-Slovakia 
PRAHA II. P.D.C. Pujcovna Filmu Spol. src. 
Havlickovo Nam. 24. J. V. Musil, general 
manager. 



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Belgium 

BRUSSELS. Societe Anonyme Beige P.D.C.. 
68 Boulevard Adolphe Max, Georges Bouck- 
aert. general manager. 
Sweden 
STOCKHOLM. Filmaktiebolaget P.D.C., 
Kungsgatan .'in. Mr. Gustafeeon. 
Switzerland 
GENEVA. Societe Suisse des Films. P.D.C., 
6 Passage des Lions. Armand Levi. 
Mexico 
MEXICO CITY. D. F.. Pathe Films. S. A., 
Avenida Juarez numero 88, George Pezet. 
general manager. 

♦ 

Powers Cinephone Equipment 
Corporation 

roneis BniMiini, ;.'.( Seventh avenue 
New York City 
PRESIDENT-GENERAL MANAGER 

P. A. Powers „„ 

VICE PRESIDENT-SALES MANAGER 

E. J. Smith 
SECRETARY-TREASURER 

F. Kay Powers 
RECORDING 

P. A. Pov crs 
EDITING AND EXPLOITATION 

C. J. Giegerich 
TECHNICAL ENGINEERING 

William Garity 
COMPTROLLER 

H. A. Post 
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT 

F. Ray Powers 
EASTERN REPRESENTATIVE 

Fred A. Rice 
WESTERN REPRESENTATIVE 

O. H. Dutton 
FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVE 

E. J. Smith 



Quality Distributing Corporation 

loiO Broadieay 
Phone: Bryant S65S 
Neio York City 
PRESIDENT 

George H. Davis 
VICE PRESIDENT 

Abe Carlos 
SECRETARY-TREASURER 

Paul J. Richrath 
EXCHANGES 

New York City. Capital Film Exchange. 7-U 

Seventh avenue. 
Philadelphia. Pa.. Liberty Film Corporation. 

13.39 Vine street. 
Boston. Mass., American Feature Film. Ji 

Piedmont street. 
Cleveland. O.. Fisher Film Exchange. East 

•Jlst and Payne avenue. 
Chicago. Gotham Pictures Exchange. 810 South 

Wabash avenue. 
Milwaukee. Wis.. Celebrated Players Film 

Company. 713 Wells street. 
St. Louis. Mo.. Gotham Pictures Exchange. 

3306 Olive street. 
Buffalo. N. Y., First Graphic Exchange. 505 

Pearl street. 
Detroit. Mich.. Favorite Film Company. 610 

Film Exchange building. 
Atlanta. Ga.. Arthur C. Bromberg. Att.. 154 

Walton street. 
Dallas. Tex.. Home State Film Company, Film 

Exchange building. 
Omaha. Neb., Security Pictures Corporation, 

1506 Davenport street. 
Minneapolis. Minn.. Celebrated Film Ex- 
change. 206 Film Exchange building. 
San Francisco. All Star Features Distributors, 

209 Golden Gate avenue. 
Kansas City. Mo.. Liberty Film Exchange, 

1818 Wyandotte street. 
Denver. Col.. Sheffield Exchange System. 2075 

Broadway. 
Toronto. Ont., Excellent Film Exchange. 4 

Dundas street east. 
FOREIGN DISTRIBUTORS 

Great Britain. Butcher's Film Service. Ltd. 
Latin America. Ferdinand V. Luporini. 
Continental Europe. Jacques Haik. 



Radio Corporation of America 

-*.;,; Broailteail 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

General James G. Harbord 
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT 

David Sarnoff 
VICE PRESIDENT 
and General Counsel 

William Brown 
VICE PRESIDENT 
and General Sales Manager 

Joseph L. Ray 
ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT. 

Elmer E. Bucher 
COMPTROLLER 

Charles J. Ross 
TREASURER 

George S. De Sousa 
ASSISTANT TREASURER 

Alexander Nicol 



SECRETARY 

Lewis MacConnach 
GENERAL FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVE 

Colonel Samuel Reber 
PUBLIC RELATIONS "DEPARTMENT 
Howard W. Angus, manager 

SALES DEPARTMENT 
VICE PRESIDENT— 
General Sales Manager 

Joseph L. Ray 
MANAGERS ENGINEERING 
PROIIUCTS DIVISION 
Quinton Adams 
J. M. Sawyer 
MANAGER RADIOLA 
SALES DIVISION 

E. A. Nicholas 
MANAflER RADIOTRON DIVISION 

Meade Brunet 
EXPORT MANAGER 

V. N. Philip 
EXCHANGES 

Pacifi' Diviiiion, San Francisco, 235 Mont- 
gomery street, G. Harold Porter, manager. 
Eastern District Sales Office. New York. 233 
Broadway, A. R. Beyer, district sales man- 
agei. 
Southern District Sales Office. Atlanta. Ga., 
101 Marietta street. Pierre Boucheron, dis- 
trict sales manager. 
Central District Sales Office. Chicago, 100 
West Monroe street, P. G. Parker, district 
sales manager. 
Southwestern District Sales Office, Dallas, 
Tex.. Santa Fe building, M. S. Tinsley. dis- 
trict sales manager. 
New York City. Radio Institute of America. 
326 Broadway, Rudolph L. Duncan, di- 
rector. 
New York City, Radiomarine Corporation of 
America, 66 Broad street, Charles J. Pan- 
nill. vice president and general manager. 
FOREIGN REPRESEINTATIVES 

Paris. Colonel H. L. Roosevelt. European 

Manager, 156 Rue de L'Universite. 
Buanos Aires. George W. Haye. Edificio Banco 

Boston. 567 Av. Pres. Rof]ue Saenz Pena. 
Manila. Colonel C. H. Nance, Far East- 
ern manager, Pacific building. 
Rio de Janeiro, P. A. Dans. Caixa, Postal 

2726. 
Shanghai. Alanson B. Tyrrell. Room 211 
Robert Dollar building. 3 Canton road. 



Radio-Keith-Orpheum 

1560 Broadway 
Phone: Bryant S300 
New York City 
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD 

David Sarnolf 
PRESIDENT 

Hiram S. Brown 
VICE PRESIDENT 
Maurice Goodman 
SECRETARY-TREASURER 

B. B. Kahane 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Joseph Plunkett 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

David SarnofY. Owen D. Young. Gerard 
Swojie, James G. Harbord. Edward W. 
Harden. Edwin M. Hen. Paul D. Cravath, 
H. P. Davis. M. H. Aylesworth. Hiram S. 
Brown. Monroe Gutman. Paul M. Mazur. 
Arthur Lehman. Elisha Walker. Edward 
F. Hayes. Edward F. Albee. Maurice 
<;oodman. B. B. Kahane. Marcus Heiman, 
Jose])h P. Kennedy. John J. Murdock. Mrs. 
C. L. Kohl. Walter P. Cooke. Louis E. 
Kirstein and R. C. Hunt. 
TERRITORIAL OFFICES 

Palace Theatre. New York. Executive Offices. 

Booking Department. Edwin G. Lauder. Jr. 

Greater New York and Eastern Territory. 

1560 Broadway, New York City, Leslie E. 

Thompson. 

Pacific Coast Territory, Orpheum Theatre 

building, Los Angeles, Harry Singer. 
New England Territory. Keith Memorial 

theatre. Boston. Mass.. Henry Taylor. 
Canadian Territory. Keith's Theatre. Ottawa. 
Canada. J. M. Franklin. 



Rayart Pictures Corporation 

PRESIDENT 

W. Ray Johnston 

VICE PRESIDENT 
DWIGHT C. LEEPER 

TREASURER 
J. P. Friedhoft 

SECRETARY 

M. S. While 
EXCHANGES 

New York City. Richmond Pictures. Inc.. 723 

Seventh avenue. 
Denver. Col.. Rayart Pictures. Inc., 2042 

Broadway. 
St. Petersburg. Fla.. Columbia Film Service, 

Inc.. 1024 Forbes street, 
Buti'alo. N. Y.. First Graphic Exchanges, Inc., 

505 Pear street. 
Detroit. Mich.. Graphic Exchanges, Inc., Film 

Exchange building. 
Cleveland. O.. Independent Pictures, Inc., 706 

Film building. 



Atlanta. Ga.. A. C. Bromberg Attractions. 154 

Walton street. 
Chicago. Security Pictures. 808 South Wabash 

avenue. 
New York City, First Division Pictures, Inc., 

729 Seventh avenue. 
Philadelphia. Pa.. Success Pictures. Inc., 1242 

Vine street. 
Milwaukee. Wis.. Celebrated Players Film 

Corporation. 713 Wells street. 
Washington. D. C. Libeity Film Exchange, 

Mather building. 
Boston, Mass.. Rayart Distributing Corpora- 
tion. 56 Piedmont street. 
St. Louis, Mo.. Premier Pictures Corporation, 

3308 Olive street. 
Seattle. Wash.. American Film Corporation, 

2419 Second avenue. 
San Francisco. All Star Features Distributors, 

209 Golden Gate avenue. 
Dallas. Tex.. Home State Film Company, Inc., 

Film Exchange building. 
Kansas City. Mo.. Midwest Film Distributors, 

Inc., 1710 Baltimore avenue. 
Toronto. Ont.. Columbia Pictures of Canada. 

Ltd.. 21 Wilton snuare. 



RCA Photophone, Inc. 

J, 11 Fifth avenue 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

David Sarnoff 
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT 

E. E. Bucher 
TECHNICAL VICE PRESIDENT 

A. N. Goldsmith 
COMMERCIAL VICE PRESIDENT 

L. P. Sawyer 
TREASURER 

G. S. DeSousa 
ASSISTANT TREASURER 

F. B. Richards 
COUNSEL 

L. Morris 
PUBLICITY 
handled by 

Ames & Norr 
SUPERVISOR OF PRODUCTIONS 

DICK CURRIER 
IN CHARGE OF FOREIGN DEPARTMENT 

E. O. Hevl 
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD 

General J. G. Harboard 

Recording Laboratories of America, 
Inc. 

Sound Studios and Laboratories 

220 East SSth street 

Phone: Vanderbilt 9562 

Nciv York City 

PRESIDENT-TREASURER 

William M. Brown 
VICE PRESIDENT 
Studio Production Manager 

Jess Smith 
VICE PRESIDENT-SALES MANAGER 

Hiram Grosman 
SECRETARY-MUSICAL DIRECTOR 

Jordon M. Cohan 
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER 
D. Castagnara 



R K O Productions, Inc. 

1560 Broadway 
Phone: Bryant 91,60 
Neiv York City 
PRESIDENT 

Joseph I. Schnitzer 
VICE PRESIDENTS 

William Le Baron 

C. E. Sullivan 

Lee Marcus 
TREASURER-SECRETARY 

B. B. Kahane 
ASSISTANT SECRETARY-TREASURER 

Herman Zohbel 
CHAIRMAN OF BOARD 

Hiram S. Brown 
GENERAL SALES MANAGER 

Charles Rosenzweig 
ADVERTISING MANAGER 

Hyatt Daab 
SALES PROMOTION 

Leslie Jordon 
.\RT DIRECTOR 

David Strumpf 
PUBLICOY 

Sam Warshawsky 
PRESS BOOKS 

John Movnihan and Kenneth Hallam 
ASSISTANT ADVERTISING MANAGER 

Joseph Nolan 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Hiram S. Brown. David Sarnoff. J. I. 
Schnitzer. Paul Mazur. Maurice Goodman, 
B. B. Kahane and Guy W. Currier. 
EXCHANGES 

J. Frank Shea, West Coast sales maanger, 

Edward L. McEvoy. special sales representa- 
tive. New York. 

Albany. N. Y.. 1048 Broadway. George Lefko. 

Atlanta. Ga., 183 Walton street, C. L. Peavcy. 

Boston, Mass.. 59 Church street. William H. 
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Buffalo. N. Y.. 505 Peail street, H. T. Dixon. 
Charlotte. N. C, 3id and Poplar streets. 

William Conn. 
Chicago. 90S South Wabash avenue. H. A. 

Washburn. 
Cincinnati. O.. Pioneer and Broadway. H. J. 

Michal<son. 
Cleveland. O.. Film E.xchange building, A. J. 

Mertz. 
Dallas. Tex.. 2011 Jackson street. L. E. Har- 
rington. 
Denver, Col.. 809 21st street. S. D. Weisbaum. 
Des Moines. la.. 915 Grand avenue. Harry 

R. Frankle. 
Detroit. Mich.. 2.'!10 Cass avenue. A. M. El- 
liott. 
Indianapolis. Ind.. 42S North Illinois street. 

Claude E. Penrod. 
Jacksonville. Fla., 1262 West Adams street. 

C. B. Ellis. 
Kansas City. Mo., 1717 Wyandotte street, R. 

E. Churchill. 
Los Angeles. 1924 South Vermont avenue. 

H. C. Cohen. 
Memphis. Tenn.. 492 South 2nd street. P. M. 

Baker. 
Milwaukee. Wis., 147 Seventh street. A. N. 

Schniitz. 
Minneapolis. Minn.. 42 Glenwood avenue. 

M. J. Frisch. 
New Haven. Conn., 134 Meadow street, John 

J. Lane. 
New Orleans. La.. 419 Dryades street. Paul 

H. Tessier. 
New Yo.-k City. 723 Seventh avenue. Cleve 

Adams. 
Oklahoma City. Okla.. 706 West Grand ave- 
nue. Sam Benjamin. 
Omaha. Neb., 1508 Davenport street, S. W. 

Fitch. 
Philadelphia. Pa.. 1320 Vine street, Jerome 

Safron. 
Pittsburgh. Pa.. 1016 Forbes street. A. H. 

Schnitzer. 
Portland. Ore., 126 North 12th street, E. A. 

Lamb. 
San Francisco. Cal.. 310 Turk street, George 

Seach. 
St. Louis. Mo.. 3312 Olive street, Harry 

Weiss. 
Seattle. Wash.. 2407 Second avenue, W. E. 

Matthews. 
Salt Lake City, Utah, 256 East 1st South 

street, Fred Lind. 
Sioux Falls, S. D.. 121 West Twelfth street. 

Roy Zinimernian. 
Washington. D. C. 924 New Jersey avenue. 

N. W.. F. L. McNamee. 
Toronto. Ont.. 277 Victoria street. P. C. Tay- 
lor, general manager, and B. D. Murphy, 
manager. 
Calgary. Alta., 326 Traders building, Vernon 

Dixon 
Montreal. Que.. Albee building. E. H. Wells. 
St. John. N. B., 27 Prince William street, 

A. L. Gaudet. 
Vancouver. B. C. Film Exchange buildin.r. 

W. S. Jones. 
Winnipeg. Man.. Hargrave street at EUice, 
S. H. Decker. 
FOREIGN DISTRIBUTION 

London. Ideal Films. Ltd., 76 Wardour 
street: S. G. Newman, 135A Wardour 
street. U. K. representative. 
Berlin. F B O Pictures. G.m.b.H.. 225 Fried- 

richstrasse. A. E. Hulxsch. 
Paris. Societe Anonyme des Films F B O, 69 

Faubourg St. Honore. Ernest Koenig. 
Sydney. F B O Pictures of Australasia. Ltd.. 

242 Castlereagh street. William Scott. 
Mexico City. F B O Pictures of Mexico. S. A.. 
Capuchina-s 35. Luis Lezama. 

Roseland Pictures Corporation 

PRESIDENT 

Raymond Friedgen 
VICE PRESIDENT 

David P. Sammon 
SECRETARY-TREASURER 

James F. Sammon 



Safrus Pictures Corporation 

-'-'() U'lHl jL'iirf sircel. 
Phonr : Wisconsin 1177 
Nciv York City 
PRESIDENT 
Sam Efrus 
VICE PRESIDENT 
William F. Ashley 
SECRETARY 
Mae Friedman 

Sono-Art Productions, Inc. 

i-j;o Broatliraii 
Phonr: Lonoacre 2200 
Ncm York City 
PRESIDENT 

O. E. Gocbel 
SECRETARY-TRE.XSURER 

Thomas A. Lynn 
VICE PRESIDENT 
George W. Weeks 
DIRECTORS 



Chas. H. Christie. O. E. Goebel. George W. 
Weeks and Thomas A. Lynn. 

Sound Pictures, Inc. 

li'jt Broadira]! 
Phone: Bryant 7G.il 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

Arthur E. Christie 
TREASURER 

William S. Remenyi 
SECRETARY 

Nathan Lurie 
DIRECTOR 

Harry Jordan 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Sydney N. Baruch 
CHIEF ENGINEER 

William P. McLane 
DIRECTOR OF PUBLICITY 

Edward F. Hurley 
EXCHANGES 

In the course of establishment in all import- 
ant cities. 



Sterling Pictures Distributing 
Corporation 

1650 Broadway 
Phone: Circle 7028 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

Henry Ginsberg 

VICE PRESIDENT 

Irving Briskin 

Talking Picture Distributors 

729 Seventh avenue 
Phone: Bntant 3572 
New York City 
GENERAL MANAGER 

A. J. Moeller 
SALES MANAGER 
Bernard E. Smith 
PRODUCTION MANAGER 

Charles Glett 
OFFICE MANAGER 
E. L. Lewis 



Tiffany-Stahl Productions 

15>,0 Broadway 
Phone: Bryant 2988 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

L. A. Young 
SECRETARY-TREASURER 

Grant L. Cook 
VICE PRESIDENT 
and General Manager 

M. H. Hoffman 
VICE PRESIDENT 
suiiervising production 

John M. Stahl 
GENERAL SALES MANAGER 

Oscar Hanson 
COMPTROLLER 
S. F. Juergens 
DIRECTOR ADVERTISING AND PUBLICITY 

A. L. Selig 
BRANCH OFFICES 

Albany. N. Y.. 1046 Broadway. Sterling Wil- 
son. 
Atlanta. Ga.. 154 Walton street. Tom Colby. 
Boston. Mass.. 42 Piedmont street. William 

Shalit. 
Buffalo. N. Y.. 505 Pearl street. Pete Dana. 
Charlotte. N. C. 206 South Poplar street. Ed 

Heller. 
Chicago. 806 South Wabash avenue. Eph 

Rosen. 
Cincinnati. O., Broadway Film building. 

Charles Weiner. 
Cleveland. O., Film Exchange building, Mark 

Goldman. 
Dallas. Tex.. 308 South Harwood street. Jack 

Huey. 
Denver. Col.. 2044 Broadway. Jack Conant. 
Detroit. Mich., 2310 Cass avenue, Carl H. 

Shalit. 
Indianapolis. Ind.. 432 North Illinois street. 

Sam Galanty. 
Kansas City, Mo.. 113 West ISth street. J. L. 

Franconi. 
Los Angeles. 1916 South Vermont street. J. W. 

MacFarland. 
Milwaukee. Wis.. 195 Seventh street. Jack 

O'Toole. 
Minneapolis. Minn.. 16-18 North Fourth 

street. L. J. Miller. 
New Haven. Conn., 126 Meadow street. Ben 

Lourie. 
New Orleans, La., 409 Dryades street. R. A. 

Kelly. 
New York City, 729 Seventh avenue. Phil E. 

Mever. 
Oklahoma City. Okla.. 125 South Hudson 

street. Roy Aveu. 
Omaha. Neb., 1516 Davenport street, Harry 

Lefholtz. 
Philadeliihia, Pa.. 1313 Vine street. Al Blof- 

son. 
Pittsburgh. Pa.. 1014 Forbes street. Allan 
Moritz. 



Portland. Ore.. 449 Glisan street, L. A. Sam- 
uelson. 

San Francisco, 288 Turk street. E. H. Strick- 
land. 

St. Louis. Mo.. 3317 Olive street. Roy Dickson. 

Seattle. Wash.. 2417 Second avenue, George 
Appleby. 

Washington. D. C. 916 G street. NW. Harry 
Brown. 

Toronto. Ont.. Canada. 277 Victoria street. 
O. R. Hanson. 

Montreal. Que.. Can.. 12 Mayor street. P. 
Hazza. 

Winnipeg. Man.. Can.. Film Exchange build- 
ing. S. A. Chalu. 

Vancouver. B. C. Can.. 1218 Burrard street. 
A. J. Appleton. 

Calgary. Alta.. Can.. 212 Traders building. 
H. Buckley. 

Si. John. N. B.. Can.. 158 Union .street. W. 
A. Owens. 
FOREIGN DISTRIBUTION 

ENGLAND 

London. 99a Charing Cross road. W. C. 2, 
Fred Bernhard. 

Liverpool. Balmoral road. Balmoral. Arthur 
Russell. 

Leeds. 97 Albion street. Charles Thomp.son. 

Cardiff. Wales. 3 Pembroke Terrace. 

Manchester. 60 Victoria street. Matt Gill. 

Glasgow. 68 Great Clyde street. Joseph Kean. 

Newcastle-on-Tyne. 19 Bath Lane. Dr. R. W. 
Simp.son. 

Birmingham. 28 Severn street. Harry Good- 
man. 

Home Counties. 99a Charing Cross road. Lon- 
don. W. C. 2. Laurence Lee. 
FRANCE 

Paris. France, 26 Avenue de Tokio. J. Frank 
Brockliss. 

LATIN AMERICA 

Latin America. 551 Fifth avenue. New York 
City. Ferdinand V. Luporini. 
IN CHARGE OF SYNCHRONIZATION 
AND SHORT SUBJECTS 

Rudolph Flothow 
WESTERN DIVISION SUPERVISOR 

H. C. Borger 
MID-WEST DIVISION MANAGER 

A. H. McLaughlin 
SOUTHEASTERN STATES MANAGER 

W. G. Minder 



True Story Pictures 

Macfadden building 
Phone: Trafalyar isoo 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

William Thompson 
SECRETARY-TREASURER 

S. H. Wood 
GENER.^L MANAGER 

Martin J. Starr 
Producing and releasing being done by R K O. 
♦ 

U F A-Eastem Distributors, Inc. 

729 Sei^enth avenue 
Phone: Bryant 75S5 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

David Brill, general manager 
VICE PRESIDENT 

W. C. Herrmann 
TREASURER 

Milton B. Klob 
SECRETARY 

Morris Buchter 
EXCHANGES 

Philadelphia. Pa.. 1220 Vine street. 

Pittsburgh. Pa.. lOin Forbes street. 

Boston. Mass.. 28 Piedmont street 

Buffalo, N. Y.. 257 Franklin street. 

UF A-Films 

l-'-',0 Broaduaii 
New York City 
MANAGINC, DIRECTOR 

Frederick Wvnne-Jones 
SECRETARY 

William von Bechtolsheim 
GENERAL SALES MANAGER 

Felix Malitz 
TREASURER 

Gerhard Krone 



United Artists Corporation 

7S9 Seventh avenue 
Phone: Bnjant 7300 
New York City 
PRESIDENT. CHAIRMAN OF BOARD 

Joseph M. Schenck 

VICE PRESIDENTS 

Dennis F. O'Brien 

Al Lichtman, ;reneial manager of distribution 
Arthur W. Kelly, treasurer and general man- 
ager of foreisrn distribution 
Harrv D. Bucklev 
SECRETARY 

Albert H. T. Banzhaf 
ASSISTANT TREASURER 

Marv Rusk 
ASSISTANT GENERAL SALES MANAGER 
Cresson E. Smith 



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ASSISTANT TO MR. LICHTMAN 

Paul F. Burger 
ADVERTISING-PUBLICITY DIRECTOR 

Bruce Gallup 
MANAGER CONTRACT DEPARTMENT 

Moxley Hill 
FOREIGN SALES MANAGER 

Thomas Patrick Mulrooney 
DIRECTORS 

Joseph M. Schenck. Dennis F. O'Brien, Nathan 
Burkan, Albert H. T. Banzhaf. Harry D. 
Buckley, Christopher J. Dumphy, James A. 
Mulvey and Bertram S. Nayfack 
EXCHANGES 

DISTRICT NO. 1. L. J. Schlaifer, district 

salee manager. 
Boston. Mass., H. E. Lotz, 13-19 Stanhope 

street. 
Buffalo, N. Y.. J. D. Reilly. 505 Pearl street. 
New Haven, Conn.. Charles Stern. 134 Meadow 

New York City. Moe Streimer. 729 Seventh 

avenue. 
Philadelphia, Pa.. Jack Von Tilzer. 1235 Vine 

street. 
Portland. Me., M. J. Garrity, 614 Fidelity 

buildinjr. 
DISTRICT NO. 2. Phil Dunas, district sales 

manager. 
Atlanta. Ga., W. C. Carmichael. 154 Walton 

street. 
Charlotte. N. C. C. E. Peppiatt. 224 WesJ 

2nd street. 
Washington, D. C. Jack Bower. 916 G street. 

NW. 
DISTRICT NO. 3, Harry L. Gold, district 

sales manaprer. 
Cincinnati. O., Joe Levy, Broadway Film 

building. 
Cleveland. O., J. Abrose. 1611 East 21st street. 
Detroit, Mich., J. D. Goldhar, 2310 Cass ave- 
nue. 
Pittsburgh. Pa.. B. M. Stern. 1014 Forbes 

street. 
DISTRICT NO. 4, William Rosenthal, district 

sales manager. 
Chicago. A. H. Fischer, 804 South Wabash 

avenue. 
Indianapolis, Ind.. Oscar Kuschner, 408 North 

Illinois street. 
Minneapolis. Minn.. S. Resnick, 503 Loeb 

Arcade building. 
Omaha. Neb., C. C. Wallace. 150S Davenport 

street. 
DISTRICT NO. 5. Arthur S. Kane, district 

sales manager. 
Dallas. Tex.. Doak Roberts. 308 South Har- 

wood street. 
Kansas City. Mo., William E. Truog, 1706 

Baltimore avenue. 
New Orleans. La., H. C. Morrow. 1125 Girod 

street. 
St. Louis, Mo.. Mannie Gottlieb, 3328 Olive 

street. 
DISTRICT NO. 6. David Bershon. district 

salee manager. 
Denver, Col.. H. W. Helmbold. 2065 Broadway. 
Los Angeles. G. S. Gunderson, 1966 South 

Vermont avenue. 
Salt Lake City. Utah. Frederic Gage. 254 

East 1st South street. 
San Fi-ancisco. Cal.. Russel Egner. 229 Golden 

Gate avenue. 
Seattle, Wash., D. J. McNerney. 2403 Second 

avenue. 
DISTRICT NO. 7. H. M. Master, district 

sales manager. 
Calgary, Alberta. Joseph Myers. Traders build- 
ing. 
Montreal. Que., A. J. Jeffery. 12 Mayor street. 
St. John. N. B.. S. Jacobs. 162 Union street. 
Toronto. Ont.. S. Glazer. 21 Wilton square. 
Vancouver, B. C, M. C. Hill. Film Exchange 

building. 
Winnipeg. Man.. Joseph Cantor, 403 Film Ex- 
change building. 
FOREIGN DISTRIBUTION 

British Isles 
Allied Artists Corporation, Ltd. 
FUi7i House. Wardour utrevt 
London, W. I., England 
Ca ble : A Uartisco 
Maurice Silverstone, general manager 
E. T, Carr, general sales manager 
BRANCHES 

Birmingham. L. Edgar, 1-7 Hill street. 
Leeds. S. Jackson. 1 Upperhead row. 
Liverpool, Timonthy Coop. 10 Commutation 

row. 
London. W. Walsh, Film House, Wardour 

street. 
Manchester, D. Carr, 3. The Parsonage Deans- 
gate. 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. A. Henderson, 4 Westmor- 
land road. 
Dublin, J. J., Martin, 71 Middle Abbey street. 
Glasgow. W. Bendon. 127 West Nile street. 
Cardiff, Jules Simmons. 9 Queen street. 
Continental Europe 
Les Artistes Associes. S. A. 
20 Rue d' Agucsscau 
Paris, France 
Cable: Utartistu 
Guy Croswell Smith, general manager 



Lacy Kastner, assistant general manager 
BRANCHES 

Bordeaux. France, Rene Cousinet, 42 Rue Vital 

Carles. 
Lille. France, Maurice Feyaubois, 30 Rue des 

Pontes de Commines. 
Lyons. France, Jean Boulin. 22 Rue Centrale. 
Marseilles. France. Henri Rachet, 134 La 

Cannebiere. 
Paris, Emile Bertrand. 20 Rue d' Aguesseau. 
Strasbourg. France. Christople Goldstein, 22 

Rue du Dome. 
Algiers. Algeria. Henri Agero, 3 Boulevard 

Cambetta. 
Brussels. Belgium, Marcel Coppens, IS Rue 

d' Arenberg. 
Copenhagen, Denmark, William Jensen, 14 

Hammoriichgade. Cable : Bigfour. 
Prague. Czecho-Slovakia. Julius Schmitt. Prag 
11. Vaclavske. nam 49, Palais Avion, Cable: 
Unitedfilm. 
Helsingfors, Finland, August Schenstrom. 39 

Esplanadgatan. 
Rome, Mario Luporini, 22 Via del Quirinale 

and 42 b Via del Giardini. 
Bologna. Italy, Loris Montagnini. 66 b Via 

Galliera. 
Florence, Italy, Oresto Curcio. 13 Via Panzani. 
Genoa. Italy, Giovanni Niggi, 2 Piazza San 

Sabina. 
Milan. Italy, Cesare Borgini. 44 Via Alleeandro 

Manzoni. 
Naples. Italy. Romano Postempski, 22 Via 

Medina. 
Trieste. Italy. Giovanni Francesconi, 18 Via 

Cecilia de Rittmeyer. 
Turin, Italy, Giovanni Niggi, 29 Via Lagrange. 
Oslo. Norway, August Schenstrom, Kirkegaten 

20 
Barcelona, Spain, Eduardo Gui-t, Ranibla de 

Cataluna 62. 
Stockholm, S%veden, August Schenstrom, Birger 

Jarlsgatan 15. 
Geneva, Switzerland, J. H. Brandt, 3 rue de 

la Confederation. 
United Artists Film Verleih, G. m. b. H, 
J 9 F riedrichstrasse 

Berlin, Germany 
Cable: Unitedfilm 
Guy Croswell Smith, general manager 
Erwin Schmitt, sales manager 
BRANCHES 

Berlin, 19 Friedrichstrasse. 

Dusseldorf. Germany, Delfried Goldstaub, 46 

Graf Adolfstrasse. 
Frankfurt -am-Main. Germany, Leo Liebholz, 

Taunsstra.sse 52/60. 
Hamburg, Germany, Siegfried Nelhaus, Ex- 

planade 6. 
Leipsig, Germany. Albert A. Francke, Karl- 
strasse 1. 

Australasia 
United Artists, Ltd, 
51 Castlereaf/h street 
Sydney. N. S. W.. Australia 
Cable: Unitartaus 
Pat Campbell, special representative 
Ralph R. Doyle, general manager 
BRANCHES 

Adelaide, South Australia, F, Kenny, Alma 

Chambers, McHenry street. 
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, B. Allen, 372 

Queen street. 
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Hal Andrew?, 

234 Swanston street. 
Perth. West Australia. B. P. Creighton, Eco- 
nomic Chambers, William street. 
Sydney. N. S. W., Australia, G. Mitchell. 51 

Castlereagh street. 
Wellington, New Zealand. W. R. Smith, 55 
Courtenay place. 

Cuba 

Artistas Unidos, S. A. 

39-il Rafael Maria de Labra ( Aguila) street 

Havana, Cuba 

Cable : Unart isco 

Henry Weiner, manager 

Arg:entina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay 
Los Artistas Unidos. S. A. 

Calle Cordoba No. l2Jt9 
Buenos Aires, Argenti7ia 
Cable : Unartisco 
Max Ehrenroich, general manager 
BRANCHES 

Buenos Aires, Arturo Cairo, Calle Cordoba No. 

1249. 
Rosario, Argentina, Juan Sala, Calle Rijo 

No. 1247. 
Santiago. Chile, Lorenzo Baldrich, Calle Hue'-- 
fanos 768. 

Mexico 
Artistas Unidos, S. A. 

Capuchinas No. 67 
Mexico City, Mexico 
Philip Sumner, president and treasurer 
S. C. De La Garza, manager 

Peru, Bolivia, Equador 
Artistas Unidos 
Cable: Unartisco 
Lima, Peru, Gustav Mohme, manager, casilla 

1559. 
Guayaquil, Equardor. J. H. Guerra, Boyaca 
No. 1117 y Avenida Nueve de Octobre. 
Colombia, Venezuela. British, Dutch and French 



Guianas. Curacao, Trinidad and Windward and 
Leeward Islands 
Artistas Unidos 

Cable: Unartisco 
Cri.stobal, Panama Canal Zone, Walter Gould, 

Masonic Temple. 
Caracas, Venezuela. Victor Hassan, Oeste 1 
no. S. 

Brazil 

Aristas Unidos 

Praca Marechal Floriano, 51 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Cable: Unartisco 

Enri<iue Baez, general manager 

BRANCHES 

Rio de Janeiro. J. R. Guimares, Praca 

Marechal Floriano 51. 
Sao Paulo, Virgilio Castello, Rua dos Gusmoes 

53-A. 
Sao Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Domingos Grecco, 

Rua Chile 16-Joja Palacete Catherine. 
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, Antonio Gomes, 
Avenida Rio Branco 126 Sala 2 Edificio 
Allianca da Bahia. 

Orient 
United Artists Corporation of the Far East 
14 Yurakucho — 1 Chome Kojimachiku 
Tokyo, Japan 
Ca ble : Una rt isco 
Edmund H. Benson, special representative 
Johannes B. Albeck, general manager. 
BRANCHES 

Aomori, Japan, 16 Nagashima-cho. 

Kiushu, Japan, J. Kobayashi, 14 Shimonishi- 

Machi Futnoka. 
Oska. Japan. E. F. Johansen, Premier House, 

2S Higashi-Umeda-cho Kita-Ku. 
Tokio. Michael Bergher, sales manager for 
Japan, 14 Yurakucho-1 Chome Kojimachiku. 
Singapore. Marcus Baker, Strait Settlements 

61 Orchard road. 
Weltevreden, Batavia, Java, A. L. A. Flinzner, 

Petjenongan No. 48 F. 
Soerebaya, Java, S. L. Han, 3 Gang Onder- 

linge Belang. 
Shanghai, China, Krisel & Krisel, agents, 21 

Museum road. 
Keijo, Korea, Ken Shikata, 76-1 Chome Meiji- 

Mochi. 
Harbin. Manchuria, Manchuria Trading Com- 
pany, agent, 5S Bolshai Prospect. New Town. 
Mukden, Manchuria, Manchuria Trading Com- 
pany, 3 Fuji-ma chi. 

Universal Pictures Corporation 

7S0 Fifth avenue 
Phone: Circle 7100 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

Carl Laemmle 
VICE PRESIDENT 

R. H. Cochrane 
TREASURER 

C. B. Paine 
ASSISTANT TREASURER 

Eugene F. Walsh 
SECRETARY 

Helen E. Hughes 
GENERAL COUNSEL 

Siegfried F. Hartman 
COMPTROLLER 

Oscar Binder 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Lou B. Metzger 
GENERAL SALES MANAGER 

M. Van Pragg 
SHORT PRODUCT SALES MANAGER 

Fred McConnell 
ADVERTISING MANAGER 

Milton Silver 
ASSISTANT ADVERTISING MANAGER 

Ben Grimm 
SPECIAL EXPLOITATION 

Harry Reichenbach 
PUBLICITY DIRECTOR 

Paul Gulick 
PROGR.A.M DEPARTMENT MANAGER 

Sydney Singerman 

EXPORT mana(;er 

N. L. Manheim 
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT CHIEF 

Sam Sedran 
MANAGER SUPPLY DEPARTMENT 

Daver Bader 
GENERAL MANAGER U CHAIN THEATRES 

F. A. Flader 
HEAD OF EXPLOITATION. 

ADVERTISING AND PUBLICITY 

P. D. Cochrane 
EXCHANGES 

Albany, N. Y., Nat Levy. 1054 Broadway. 

Atlanta, Ga.. Ben Y. Cammack. 193 Walton 
street. 

Buffalo. N. 
street. 

Butte. Mont.. Matt Skorey. 23 South Montana. 

Charlotte. N. C. T. O. Tuttle. 3rd and Pop- 
lar streets. 

Chicago. H. M. Herbel. 831 South Wabash 



Dave Miller, 257 Franklin 



avenue. 
Cincinnati, O., 

way. 
Cleveland, O., 

avenue. 
Dallas. Tex.. 
Ha r wood. 



F. Strief, Pioneer and Broad- 
Leo Devaney, 21st and Payne 
R. C. Mcllheran, 30S South 



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Denver, Col., Sam Cain. 801 21st street. 

Des Moines, la.. Jack Osserman. 10th and 
Hiph i-treets. 

Detroit. Mich., R. E. Moon. 2310 Cass avenue. 

Indianapolis, Ind., Lester Rosenthal, 326 North 
IIIinni.s street. 

Jacksonville. Fla.. Charles P. Lester. 1123 
South Adams street. 

Kansas City. Mo.. Loe Abrams. 1710 Wyan- 
dotte. 

Los Anpeles. Georjie Naylor, 1960 South Ver- 
mont avenue. 

Memphis. Tenn.. W. E. Sipe. 399 South Sec- 
ond street. 

Milwaukee, Wis., George Levine, 717 Wells 
street. 

Minneapolis, Minn., Georpe Ros.s, 1105 1st 
avenue. 

New Haven, Conn.. Morris Joseph. 126 Meadow 
street. 

New Orleans. La., W. M. Richardson. 1307 
Tulane avenue. 

Oklahoma City. Okla., W. P. Moran, 519 
West Main street. 

Omaha. Neb., C. Davie. 1513 Davenport. 

Philadelphia. Pa.. S. Wittman. 130S Vine 
street. 

Pittsburgh. Pa., H. Milstein. UllS Forbes 
street. 

Portland, Ore.. I. Schlank. 445 Glisan street. 

St. Louis, Mo., Harry Hyne-s. 3320 Olive 

Salt Lake City, Utah. A. Hartford, 208 East 
1st street. South. 

San Antonio, Tex.. R. I. Payne, 610 Soledad 
street. 

San Francisco, W. Heineman. 221 Golden 
Gate avenue. 

Seattle, Wash.. M. Aparton, 2421 Second ave- 
nue. 

Sioux Falls. S. D., J. H. Jacobs, 221 South 
Main avenue. 

Washington, D. C, Nate Sauber, 924 New 
Jersey avenue. 

Calgary, Canada. F. Vaughn, 40S East 8th 
avenue. 

Montreal, Canada, D. Leduc, 12 Mayor street. 

St. John. N. B.. Canada, W. A. Sault, 158-62 
Union street. 

Toronto. Ont., Clair Hague, 277 Victoria 
street. 

Vancouver. B. C, Canada, R. A. Scott. Bur- 
rard and Davie streets. 

Winnipeg, Man., Canada. H. S^vartz, 502 Film 
Exchange building. 

New York City. E. W. Kramer. 1600 Broad- 
way. 

Boston, Mass., M. E. Morey. H. Asher, 37 
Piedmont street. 
DIVISION MANAGERS 

R. B. Williams, 193 Walton street. Atlanta. 
Ga. 

G. E. Rosenwald, 221 Golden Gate avenue. 
San Francisco. 

Harry Taylor, 1710 Wyandotte. Kansas City, 
Mo. 

Clair Hague, 277 Victoria street, Toronto, 
Canada. 
FOREIGN DISTRIBUTORS 

Buenos Aires, Argentine. Monroe Isen, Uni- 
versal Pictures Corporation of Argentine. 
Calle Viamonte 1549. 

Vienna. Austria. Leopold Barth. Universal 
Pictures. C. m. b. h., Mariahifferstr, 7. 

Sydney, Australia, Here Mclntyre, Universal 
Film Manufacturing Company (A/Sia), Ltd., 
Lincoln Building'. 280 Pitt street. 

Brussels. Belgium. F. Bouriand. Universal Film 
Societe Anonyme. 20 Place des Martyrs. 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, A. Szekler, Universal 
Pictures do Brasil, S. A., Rua Treze de 
Maio No. 31. 

Santiago. Chile. Natalio E. Bertolini, Universal! 
Pictures Corporation of Chile, Casilla 1331. 

Shanghai, China, Norman West wood. Uni- 
versal Pictures Corporation of China, 217 
Czechuen road, P. O. Box 565. 

Havana. Cuba, H. O. Barcena. Universal Pic- 
tures Corporation of Cuba, Calle Industria 
No. 112. 

Px-ague, Czecho-SIovakia. Leopold Schiller. Uni- 
versal Pictures Corporation. Hybenska 9. 
1 Stock. 

Alexandria. Epr>'pt, Paul Schlatermund. Uni- 
versal Pictures Corporation of Egypt, 42 
Nabi Daniel street. 

Paris, France. A. Stein. Universal Filme 
Societe Anonyme, 12 Rue de la Tour des 
Dame. 

Berlin, W. 66. Germany. Heinrich Graf, 
Deutsch-Universal Film Verleigh B. m. 
b. H., Mauerstrasse 83/84 IV etg. 

Girgaum, Bombay, India. L. Prouse Knox. 
Universal Pictures Corporation of India. The 
Film House. New West End Cinema Com- 
pound, Off Lamington Road. 

Tokyo. Japan, A. Sherlock. Univeisal Pictures 
(Japan), Ltd., Nichibei Shintaku Building, 
Kyobashi-Ku. 

Welter wreden, Java. B. H. Paul, Universal 
Pictures Corporation of Java, Deca Park. 



Mexico City, Mexico, J. De La C. AUrcon, 
Universal Pictures Corporation of Mexico, 
Avenida Uruguay 43. Aparta do Postal No. 
70. 

Wellington, New Zealand, Clifford Eskell. Uni- 
versal Film Manufacturing Company 
(A/Sia), Ltd., 45 Courtenay PI. 

Cristobal. Panama, E. N. Ferro, Universal 
Pictures Corporation of Central America, 
P. O. Box 135. 

Lima, Peru, A. F. Noguera. Universal Pic- 
tures Corporation of Peru, Edificio Olcese, 
Calle Pileta de la Merced. 

Manila. P. I.. Bernard Lichtig. Universal Pic- 
tures Corporation of the Far East, 2262 
Azcarraga. 

Warsaw, Poland, S. Burstein, Universal Pic- 
tures Cor])oration. 35 Aleja Jerozoiimska. 

San Juan. Porto Rico. Messrt^. del Valle, Ojeda 
& Soltero, P. O. Box 173. 

Barcelona. Spain. A. Torres, Hispano-Ameri- 
can Films. S. A., Calle Valencia 233. 

Singapore, S. S., K. H. Tann, Universal Pic- 
tures Corporation of Singapore, 287 Orchard 
road. 

Stockholm, Sweden. L. A. Gussinskj', Universal 
Film, Aktiebolag, Kungsgaten 7. 

London. W. I., England, J. V. Bryson, Euro- 
pean Motion Picture Company, Ltd., 167 
Wardour street. 

Amsterdam, Holland. Messrs. Croeze & Bos- 
man. Nieuwe Doellenstraat S, (Agent). 

Hamilton, Bermuda, Bermuda Motion Picture 
Company (Agent). 

Zurich, Switzerland, Monopol-Films, A. G., 
Todistrasse 61. 

Caracas, Venezuela (sub-olfice of Panama), 
E. Aue, manager. Universal Pictures Corpo- 
ration. Conde A. Carmelitas No. 2. 

Turin. Italy, Stefano Pittaluga, Via Viotta 
No. 4. 
SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVES 

Berlin. W. 66, Germany, J. Friedman (Euro- 
pean supervisor). Mauerstrasse S3/S4, IVEtg. 

Girgaum, Bombay. India. C. L. Brookheim. 
c/o Universal Pictures Corporation of India, 
The Film House, New West End Cinema 
Compound, Off Lamington Road. 

Buenos Aires. Argentine, Monroe Isen (gen- 
eral manager for S. A.) Universal Pictures 
Corporation of Argentine, Calle Viamonte 
1549. 



The Van Beuren Corporation 

ir.60 Broadwau 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 
and Executive Manager 

Amedee J. Van Beuren 
VICE PRESIDENTS 

Daniel W. Gurnett 

K. L. Ames 

Charles McDonald, general manager 

Paul H. Terry, production manager 
SECRETARY 
and General Counsel 

Clayton J. Heermance 
TREASURER 

Frank M. Snell 
PRODUCTION MANAGER 
"Smitty" Comedies 

Harry Weber 
PRODUCTION MANAGER 
"Curiosities'* 

Walter A. Futter 
PRODUCTION MANAGER 
fJrantland Rice "Sportlights" 

Jack Eaton 
PRODUCTION MANAGER 
"Topics of the Day" 

Don Hancock 
GENERAL SALES MANAGER 

Harry Scott 
GENERAL REPRESENTATIVE 

Tom North 
SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE 

H. W. Peters 

Charles J. Klanr; 

Jack Jennings 

Joseph Leon 
SPECIAL CANADIAN REPRESENTATIVE 

J. Ernest Ouimet 
PUBLICITY 

Don Hancock 
PUBLIC RELATIONS 

George Byrnes 
SOUND ENGINEER 

John Foster 
MANAGER. FOREIGN DEPARTMENT 

George Byrnes 
DISTRIBUTION 

Aesop's Film Fables, Silent and Sound, 
throuph Pathe Exchange. 

Topics of the Day, Silent and Sound, through 
Pathe Exchange. 

Grantland Rice Sportlights, Silent and Sound, 
through Pathe Exchange. Inc. 

Smitty Comedies. Silent, through Pathe Ex- 
change. 

Curiosities, Silent and Sound, through R K O 
Productions. 



The Vitaphone Corporation 

(Subsidianj of Wanur Biotlurs Pictures, Inc.) 

321 Went Uth street 

Phone: Chickerxng SSOO 

New York City 

PRESIDENT 

H. M. Warner 
VICE PRESIDENTS 

J. L. Warner 

G. E. Quigley, general manager 
TREASURER 

Albert Warner 
SECRETARY 

A. C. Thomas 
ASSISTANT SECRETARY 

H. S. Bareford 
COMPTROLLER-ASSISTANT TREASURER 

S. Carlisle 
AUDITOR 

T. J. Martin 
ASSISTANT AUDITOR 

E. J. Savin 
DIRECTORS 

H. M. Warner, J. L. Warner, Albert Warner, 
Waddlll Catchings and G. E. Quigley. 
EXCHANGES 

Atlanta, Georgia, 163 Walton street. 

Chicago, 839 South Wabash avenue. 

Cleveland, O., Payne avenue and East 2l6t 
street. 

Dallas. Tex.. 304 South Jefferson street. 

New York City, 321 West 44th street. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 1222 Vine street. 

San Francisco. 243 Golden Gate avenue. 

London. England. 13-14 Newman street. 



Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc. 

:iei West ^ith street 
Phone: Chickering 2300 
Neiv York City 
PRESIDENT 

H. M. Warner 
VICE PRESIDENTS 

Albert Warner, treasurer 
Jack L. Warner 
Edwin H. Morris 

Sam E. Morris, general manager of distribu- 
tion 
SECRETARY 

Abel Carey Thomas 
ASSISTANT SECRETARIES 
H. S. Bareford 
P. A. Chase 
E. K. Hessberg 
COMPTROLLER-ASSISTANT TREASURER 

S. Carlisle 
AUDITOR 

T. J. Martin 
ASSISTANT AUDITOR 

H. M. Doherty 
EXCHANGES 

SALES MANAGERS 
Arthur Abeles, Metropolitan sales manager. 

Home Office. 
J. V. Allan, Southern and Western Sales 

manager Home Office. 
Max Milder, Central sales manager. Home 

Office. 
B. F. Lyon, Canadian sales manager. Home 
Office. 

DIVISION MANAGERS 
J. S. Hebrew, Philadelphia. 
Harrv Lustig. Los Angeles. 
H. E. Elder. Boston. 

Albany. N. Y.. 105S Broadway, H. A. Seed. 
Atlanta. Ga., 163 Walton street, J. T. Ezell. 
Boston. Mass.. 131 Arlington street, H. E. 

Elder. 
Buffalo. N. Y.. 257 Franklin street, H. Bern- 
stein. 
Charlotte. N. C. United Film building, M. 

W. Davis. 
Chicago, 839 South Wabash avenue, N. Moray. 
Cincinnati, O., 1208 Ontral Parkway, R. 

Knoepfle. 
Cleveland, O., Payne avenue and East 2l6t 

street. C. E. Almy. 
Dallas, Tex., 304 South Jefferson street. T. 

B. Wildman. 

Denver. Colo.. 2102 Broadway, Charles Gil- 

mour. 
Des Moines, la.. Sales Office. 
Detroit. Mich., 2310 Cass avenue, N. J. 

Ayers. 
Indianapolis. Ind., 436 North Illinois street, 

D. Williston. 

Kansas City. Mo.. 1820 Wyandotte street, M. 

C. Sinift. 

Los Angeles. 1968 South Vermont avenue. 

M. A. Hulling. 
Milwaukee. Wis.. 149 Seventh street. R. T. 

Smith. 
Minneapolis. Minn., 70 Glenwood avenue, L. 

E. Goldhammer. 

New Orleans, La.. 220 South Liberty .'^treet. 

New Haven, Conn., 114 Meadow street, J. A. 
Davis. 

New Jersey. 321 West 44th street. George 
Baldson. Jr. 

New York City, 321 West 44th street. H. 
Kaufman ; Manhattan, Harry Decker. Brook- 
lyn. 



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Oklahoma City, Okla.. 115 South Hudson 

street, J. O. Rohde. 
Omaha. Neb., 151)2 Davenport etreet, Earl 

A. Bell. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 1222 Vine street, J. S. 

Hebrew. 
Pittsburgh, Pa., 1018 Forbes street. H. S. 

Dunn. 
Portland. Ore., 130 North 12th street, R. C. 

Hill. 
Salt Lake City, Utah, 210 East 1st South, 

Wayne Ball. 
San Francisco. 243 Golden Gate avenue. Mor- 
gan A. Walsh. 
Seattle, Wash., 2405 Second avenue, Carl 

Stearn. 
St. Louis. Mo.. 3214 Olive street, Jerry Steel. 
Washington, D. C 928 New Jersey avenue, 

Ralph E. Binns. 
Calsary. Canada. 330 Trader building. 
Montreal, Canada, 12 Mayor street, C. R. 

Osborn. 
St. John. N. B., Canada, 162 Union street, 

Marr building. William Feldstein. 
Toronto. 2. Canada, 21 Wilton square, Frank 

Meyers. 
Vancouver, Canada, 1206 Burrard street, J. 

Plottel. 
Winnipeg. Canada. 404 Film Exchange build- 
ing, Wolfe Cohen. 

Western Electric Company, Inc. 

195 Broadiray 
Phone: Cortland 7700 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

Edgar S. Bloom 
VICE PRESIDENTS 
H. A. Halligan 
C. G. Stoll 
W. F. Hosford 
W. T. Teague 
J. W. Bancker 
W. P. Sidley 



G. C. Pratt 

C. L. Rice 

S. S. Holmes 

W. H. Meese 
COMPTROLLER 

R. H. Gregory 
TREASURER 

F. L. Gilman 
SECRETARY 

H. B. Gilman 
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS 

P. L. Thomson 
PERSONAL DIRECTOR 

F. W. Willard 
PLANTS 

Hawthorne, Chicago ; Keany, N. J. ; Philadel- 
]ihia. Pa., and (under construction) Balti- 
more, Md. 

World Wide Pictures, Inc. 

ISO West J,6th street 
Phone: Bryant S957 
New York City 
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT 

J. D. Williams 
SALES MANAGER 
Joseph S. Skirboll 
EUROPEAN REPRESENTATIVE 

A. S. Aronson 
EXCHANGES 

(World Wide distributes through Educational 

Exchanges.) 
Albany, N. Y., 1050 Broadway. 
Atlanta. Ga., 141 Walton street. N. W. 
Boston. Mass., 71 Broadway. 
Buffalo, N. Y.. 505 Pearl street. 
Calgary. Alberta, Canada, 212 Traders build- 
ing. 
Charlotte, N. C, Corner 2nd and Poplar 

streets. 
Chicago, 829 South Wabash avenue. 
Cincinnati, O., Broadway Film building. 
Cleveland, 0., 507 Film building. 
Dallas, Tex., 302% South Harwood street. 
Denver, Col., 2144 Champa street. 



Des Moines. la., 1005 High street. 

Detroit, Mich., 710 Film Exchange building. 

Indianapolis, Ind., 120 West Michigan street. 

Kansas City, Mo., 130 West 18th street. 

Los Angeles, 1920 South Vermont avenue. 

Louisville, Ky., 917 West Jeft'erson street. 

Milwaukee. Wis., 210 Eleventh street. 

Minneapolis, Minn., 413 Loeb Arcade. 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 12 Mayor street. 

New Haven, Conn., 134 Meadow street. 

New Orleans, La., 220 South Liberty street. 

New York City, 729 Seventh avenue. 

Oklahoma City, Okla., 702% West Grand ave- 
nue. 

Omaha, Neb., 1508 Davenport street. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 1309 Vine street. 

Pittsburgh, Pa., 1014 Forbes street. 

St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, 158 Union 
street. 

Salt Lake City, Utah, 214 East 1st South 
street. 

St. Louis, Mo., 3334 Olive street. 

San Francisco, 191 Golden Gate avenue. 

Seattle, Wash., 2415 Second avenue. 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 277 Victoria street. 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1218 
Burrard street. 

Washington, D. C, 916 G street, NW. 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Film Exchange 
building. 

Zakoro Film Corporation 

723 Seventh avenue 
Phone: Brijant o'JS0-J3Sl 
New York City 
PRESIDENT 

Joseph H. Zarovich 
SECRETARY 

William M. Home 
TREASURER 

Morris Rosenblum 
PUBLICITY DIRECTOR 

Irvin Shapiro 
GENERAL MANAGER 
Joseph H. Zarovich 



STUDIO PERSONNEL 



Burr-Hines Enterprises 

(See Tec-Art Studios) 



William Bogdanoff 

PROJECTION 
Mark Marlatt 



Edwin Carewe Productions 

(Sec Tec-Art Studios) 



Chadwick Productions 

West Coast Studios 

mo North Gower street 

Phone: Hempstead Jtlll 

Los Angeles 

PRESIDENT 

and General Manager 

I. E. Chadwick 
SECRETARY 

Florence ArmiStrong 
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 

J. Davidson 
CHIEF ELECTRICIAN 

Ralph Patterson 
AUDITOR 

E. W. Rote 
PRINCIPAL COMPANIES 
Modern Pictures 
James Cruze Productions 



Charles Chaplin Film Corporation 

J-'ilt! North La Brea avenue 
Phone: Hempstead 21A1 
Holtifwood 
PRESIDENT 

Charles Chaplin 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Alfred Reeves 
PUBLICITY MANAGER 

Carlyle Robinson 
AUDITOR 

Lois Runsor 
PURCHASING AGENT 

Joseph VanMeter 
LABORATORY MANAGER 

William Hinckley 
STILL DEPARTMENT 

Ed Anderson 
CHIEF CINEMATOGRAPHER 

Rollie Totheroh 
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 

Charles D. Hall 
DIRECTOR 

Charles Chaplin 
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 

Harry Crocker 
STAR 

Charlie Chaplin 
LEADING WOMAN 

Virginia Cherrill 
ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT 

Frank Testara 
CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT 



Chesterfield Productions 

(See Tee-Art Studios) 

Christie Studios 

6101 Sunset boulevard 
Holliiwood 
PRESIDENT 
Al Christie 
VICE PRESIDENT-GENERAL MANAGER 

Charles H. Christie 
VICE PRESIDENT-TREASURER 

Fred L. Porter 
SECRETARY 

E. D. Shanks 
PUBLICITY DIRECTOR 

Pal Dowling 
HEAD OF CAMERA DEPARTMENT 

Anton Nagy 
EDITORIAL SUPERVISOR 

Alfred A. Cohn 
PRODUCTION BUSINESS MANAGER 

C. L. Mick 
PURCHASING AGENT 

F. W. Widdowson 
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 

Ed Holmgren 
ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT HEAD 

William Perry 
COSTUME DEPARTMENT 

E. Clarke 
PROPERTY DEPARTMENT 

Jack Hallett 
CUTTING DEPARTMENT 

Gi-ace Davey 
DIRECTORS 

Arvid E. Gillstrom, Walter Graham, A. 

Leslie Pearce, William Holland, Raj-mond 

Kane. Edward Baker, and Neal Burns 
PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT 

Billy Dooley, Jack Duffy. Bobby Vernon, 

Frances Lee, Billy Engle, Eddie Barry and 

Douglas MacLean. 



Columbia Studio 

IhSS Goner street 
Hollywood 
PRESIDENT 

Joseph Brandt, New York 
VICE PRESIDENT 
in charge of production 

Harry Cohn 
TREASURER 

Jack Cohn, New York 
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER 

Samuel J. Briskin 



BUSINESS MANAGER 

Samuel Bischoff 
SCENARIO EDITOR 

Dorothy Howell 
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER 

Joe Cooke 
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 

Ed Schulter 
ART DIRECTOR 

Harrison Wiley 
DIRECTORS 

Frank R. Capra, Erie C. Kenton, R. Wil- 
liam Neill, Joseph Henabery, Phil Rosen and 

Tom Buckingham 
STARS AND FEATURES PLAYERS 

Jack Holt, Dorothy Revier, Lois Wilson, Olive 

Borden and Jacqueline Logan 
WRITERS 

Howard J. Green. W. Totman, Leonard 

Piaskins and Lillian Ducey 



Darmour Studios 

Holhncood 
Cnliiornia 
PRODUCER 

L. J. "Larry" Darmour 
BUSINESS MANAGER 

Pell Mitchell 
STORY 

E. V. Durling 
DIRECTOR 

Al Herman 
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 

J. A. Duffy 
DIRECTOR 

St. Elmo Boyce 
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 

Harry Ccnnett 
TECHNICAL MAN 

Frank Dexter 
PROPS 

Leon Levy. Jr. 
CARPENTER 

Wesley Morton 
CHIEF ELECTRICIAN 

Stewart Wolcott 
COSTUMES 

Mike Inverso 



Educational Studios 

7250 Santa Monica boulevard 
Hollywood 
GENERAL MANAGER 

E. H. Allen 
SUPERVISING DIRECTOR 
Jack White Comedy Corporation 
Jack White 



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ASSISTANT TO MR. WHITE 
and scenario editor 

Edward Kaufman x 

STUDIO MANAGER 

John Shanks 
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 

John FrcHch 
ART DIRECTOR 

Karl Schultz 
CHIEF ELECTRICIAN 

George Mitchell 
CHIEF PROPS 

Vin Tavlor 
DIRECTOR PUBLICITY 

Rav Hoadlev 
DIRECTORS 

Stephen Roberts, Charles Lament. Jules While 
and Francis Martin. 
STARS 

Lupino Lane, Big: Boy, Dorothy Devore. 
FEATURES PLAYERS 

Jerry Drew. Monty Collins, Wallace Lupino 
and Estell Bradley. 

First National Studios 

Bmbaiil.- 
Calitoriiia 
PRESIDENT 

Herman Starr, New York 
PRODUCTION MANAGER 

Al Rockett 
STUDIO MANAGER 

Hal Wallis 
BUSINESS MANAGER 

L. J. Halper 
ASSISTANT TO PRODUCTION MANAGER 

Robert North 
DIRECTOR WEST COAST PUBLICITY 

George Landv 
COSTITME DIRECTOR 

Max Ree 
COMPTROLLER 

H. Straub 
PURCHASING AGENT 

Harold Maehle 
MANAf^ER PROPS 

Tom Little 
WARDROBE DEPARTMENT MANAGER 

Roy Diem 
CASTING DIRECTOR 

W. Mevberry 
PRODUCERS 

Al Rocket, John McCormick, Walter Morosco. 
Ned Marin. Ray Rockett, Wid Gunning and 
Robert North. 
DIRECTORS 

Mervyn LeRoy, Alexander Korda, John 
Francis Dillon, Alfred Santell, Frank Lloyd 
and William Seiter. 
STARS 

Richard Barthelmess, Billie Dove, Corrine 
Griffith, Colleen Moore. Ken Mavnard, Jack 
Mulhall. Dorothy Mackaill, Milton Sills and 
Alice White. 
FEATURED PLAYERS 

Doris Dawson, James Ford and Loretta 
Young. 
WRITERS 

Bradley King, Gene Towne, Edward Luddy. 
Ew art Adamson. Humphrey Pearson, Tom 
Geraghty, Paul Perez, Walter Anthony. 
James Gruen, Richard Wyle, Monto Kat- 
terjohn, Louis Stevens. Forrest Halsev and 
F. McGrew Willis. 



Fox Studios 

Sunset and \Vt stmi avvnue 
Holl»iroud 
VICE PRESIDENT 
Win field Sheehan 
GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT 

Sol M. Wurtzel 
STUDIO MANAGER 

Edward Butcher 
SUPERVISOR 

Kenneth Hawks 
ASSISTANT GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT 

James Ryan 
SUPERVISORS 
Philip Klein 
Jeff Lazarus 
Michael Farley 
J. K. McGuinness 
DIRECTORS 

John BIy stone, Frank Borzage, David Butler. 
Irving Cummin gs. Raymond Cannon, John 
Ford. Howard Hawks, W. K. Howard, 
Charles Klein, Henry Lehrman. F. W. Mur- 
nau. Lew Seiler, Benjamin Stoloff. James 
Tinling. Raoul Walsh, Norman Taurog, 
Norman McLeod, Marcel Silver, William 
Beaudtne, Robert J. Flaherty, Harry Sweet, 
James Parrott, Eugene Walter, Paul Sloanc 
and Al Werker. 
CONTRACT PLAYERS 

Janet Gay nor, Mary Duncan, Mary Astor, 
Lois Moran, June Collyer, Helen Twelvetrees. 
Marguerite Churchill, Louise Dresser, Maria 
Alba, Lola Salvi, Lia Tora. Lupita Tovar, 
Delia Magana, Florence Lake. Betty Col- 
lins. Lola Lane, Sally Phipps, Sharon 
Lynn, Ada Williams. Sylvia Field, Marjoric 
Beebe, Dorothy Jordan, Charles Farrell. 
George O'Brien. Edmund Lowe. Charles 
Morton, Earle Foxc, Don Terry, Warner 



Baxter. Barry Norton, Paul Muni, Victor 
McLaglen, Farrell MacDonald. Paul McCul- 
lough, Ivan Linow, Charles Eaton, Rex Bell, 
Robert Clark, Antonio Cumellas, Gino Conti, 
Juan Sedillo, Arthur Stone, Nick Stuart, 
Paul Vingenti. Arnold Lucy, Lumsden Hare, 
Frederick Graham, Paul Page. Warren H>- 
mer, Clifford Dempsey, George Bickel, David 
Percy, Stejiin Fctchit, Frank Albertson, 
Olympio Guilherme, David Rollins and 
Harry Albers. 
WRITERS 

Harry Brand, Charles Condon, Beulah Marie 
Dix, Nicholas Fodor, Maude Fulton, Robert 
Horwood, Set on I. Miler, Marion Orth. 
Marion Spitzer, John Stone, Tristram Tup- 
per, Bert hold Viertei, Arthur Caesar. Tom 
Barry, Edwin Burke, Harlam Thompson, 
Walter Wecms, Sidney Lan field, Paul G. 
Smith, Andrew Bennison, Sonya Levien 
and Charles Kenyon. 



Gotham Productions 

(See Tec- A ft Studios) 



Halperin Brothers 

(Sec Tic-Art St7(dio.<i) 



Inspiration Pictures, Inc. 

(Sn: Trr-Art Studios) 

International Film Productions 

(Srv Trc-Art Studios) 



Mascot Productions 

(See Tec-Art Studios) 



Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios 

Culnr Cihf 
VICE PRESIDENT 
in charpre of production 

Louis B. Maver 
VICE PRESIDENT 

Irving G. Thalberg 
PRODUCTION EXECUTIVES 

Harry Rapf 

Hunt Stromberg 

E. J. Mannix 

Bernard Hyman 

Laurence Weingarten 
BUSINESS MANAGER 

M. E. Greenwood 
ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER 

E. D. SMITH 
PRODUCTION MANAGER 

J. J. Cohn 
PUBLICITY DIRECTOR 

Fete Smith 
ASSISTANT PUBLICITY DIRECTOR 

Howard Strickling 
STORY DEPARTMENT 

Albert Lewin 
ASSISTANT TO LEWIN 

Kate Corbalcy 
READING DEPARTMENT 

Dorothy Pratt 
NEW YORK AUDITOR 

W. M. Gulick 
AUDITOR 

W. K. Craig 
CASHIER 

G. S. McMillian 
LEGAL DEPARTMENT 

F L. Hendrickson 
MANAGER WOMEN'S WARDROBE 
DEPARTMENT 

Joe Rapf 
MANAGER MEN'S WARDROBE 
DEPARTMENT 

Lawrence Keethe 
CASTING DIRECTOR 

Fred Beers 
ART DIRECTOR 

Cedric Gibbons 
SUPERINTENDENT OF LABORATORY 

John Nickolaus 
HEAD CUTTER 

Dannv Gray 
CHIEF ELECTRICIAN 

Stanley S. Bradley 
CHIEF SOUND ELECTRICIAN 

L. J. Kolb 
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT 

S. N. Clark 
LOCATION MANAGER 

Lou Strohm 
MANAt;ER PROPERTY DEPARTMENT 

E. B. Willis 
RAILROAD TRANSPORTATION 

B. D. Roberts 

AUTO TRANSPORTATION MANAGER 

Max C^mfeldt 
RESEARCH DEPARTMENT 

Natalie Bucknell 
DRAPERY DEPARTMENT 

E. B. Willis 
STILL PICTURE DEPARTMENT 

Clarence Bull 
HEAD OF CAMERA DEPARTMENT 

William Tucker 
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT 

C. S. Wilhelm 



LABOR DEPARTMENT 

H. Hadficld 
PLASTER DEPARTMENT 

Karl Bolzig 
FOREMAN PAINT DEPARTMENT 

E. H. Tate 
FOREMAN CARPENTER SHOP 

Frank Ludwig 
PROPS SHOP 

Dave Vail 
FLORIST 

S. McDonald 
COMMISSARY 

William M. Furlong 
SCRIPTS 

Edith Farrell 
TELEPHONE 

Lola Shea 
POLICE MAINTENANCE 

Sam Brafford 
SOUND DEPARTMENT 

Douglas Shearer 
DIRECTORS 

Harry Beaumont. Charles Brabin, Clarence 
Brown. Tod Browning, Jack Conway, Cecil 
B. DeMille, William C. DeMille. Jacques 
Fejder, Nick Grinde, George Hill, Lucien 
Hubbard, Rupert Julian. Robert /. Leon- 
ard, Willard Mack, Fred Niblo, William 
Nigh. John S. Robertson, Victor Seatrom, 
Edward SedgT^ick. W. S. Van Dyke, King 
Vidor and Sam Wood. 
TITLE WRITERS 

Marian Ainslee, Earl Baldwin, Ruth Cum- 
mings. Joe Farnham, Lucile Nev. mark. 
Harry S. Drago and Ralph Spence. 
COMEDY CONSTRUCTORS 

Ernest N. Pagano and Lew Lip ton. 
STARS 

Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford, Marion Davies. 
Greta Garbo. John Gilbert. William Haines. 
Buster Keaton, Ramon Novarro and Norma 
Shearer. 
FEATURED PLAYERS 

Renee Adoree, George K. Arthur, Nils Asther, 
Lionel Barrymore, John Mack Brown. Karl 
Dane, Mary Doran, Josephine Dunn. Julia 
Faye, Raymond Hackett, Phyllis Haver, 
Leila Hj ams, Charles King, Scott Kolk, 
Gwen Lee, Bessie Lo>e, Joel MacRae, Rob- 
ert Montgomery, Polly Moran. James Mur- 
ray, Joyce Blanche Murray, Conrad Nagel, 
Edward Nugent, Anita Page, Aileen Pringle, 
Dorthy Sebastian, Lewis Stone, Raquel 
Torres and Ernest Torrence. 
WRITERS 

Clara Beranger. M, Blumenstock, Endre Bo- 
hem, Frank Butler, Lenore Coffee. Delmar 
Daves, M. Dudley, Dorothy Farnum, Becky 
Gardiner, Brown Holmes, Robert Hopkins, 
Norman Houston. Bradley King, John M, 
Lawson, Josephine Lovett, Mrs. Willard 
Mack, Edwin J. Mayer, Frances Marion, 
Sarah Y. Mason, Alice D. F. Miller, Byron 
Morgan. Bess Mcredyth. Jack Neville, Fred 
Niblo. Jr.. Ruth M. Oliver. Dorothy Parker, 
Harriet Parsons, Stuart Paton, Ransom 
Rideout, Madelein Ruthven, Richard 

Schayer, Wanda Tuchock, Sylvia Thalberg. 
Dale Van Every, Lieut. Comm. Wead, 
Dorothy Yost and A. P. Younger. 



Metropolitan Sound Studios, Inc. 

lO'iO La.^ Paimaa avcuiic 
Hollywood 
PRESIDENT 

Charles CTiristie 
SECRETARY-TREASURER 

W. S. Holman 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Phil L. Ryan 
BUSINESS MANAGER 

L. Cahane 
SOUND ENGINEER 

H. W. Bergman 
SUPERINTENDENT 

S. E. Wood 
PURCHASING AGENT 

James Ryan 
ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT 

W. Oettel 
PROPERTY DEPARTMENT 

George Nichol 
ART DIRECTOR 

Charles Cadwalader 
AUDITOR 

H. P. Ratliff 
HEAD OF CAMERA DEPARTMENT 

G. C. Peterson 
HEAD OF CUTTINt; DEPARTMENT 

Arthur Huffsmith 
STILL DEPARTMENT 

C. E. Day 

♦ 

Paramount Eastern Studio 

Sixth and Pit r^* an tuies 
. \storia, L. I. 
PRODUCER 

Monta Bell 
EXECUTIVE MANAGER 

John W. Butler 
ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE MANAGER 

David J. Sarecky 
PRODUCTION MANAGER 

James Cowan 



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CASTING DIHECTOR 

Fred A. Fleck 
ART DIRECTOR 

William Saulter 
PROPERTY MASTER 

Arthur H. Koenig 
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT 

William Lally 
COSTUME AND RESEARCH DIRECTOR 

H. M. K. Smith 
BUILDING AND ELECTRICAL 
SUPERINTENDENT 

M. W. Palmer 
RECORDING ENGINEER 

Ralph W. Townscnd 
CHIEF ACCOUNTANT 

William J. Clark, Jr. 
ASSISTANT RECORDING ENGINEER 

G. E. Stewart 

Paramount West Coast Studio 

J4.;i Marathon street 
Holtifiroud 

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT 

in charge of production 
Jesse L. Lasky 

GENERAL MANAGER 

of West Coast production 
B. P. Schulberg 

ASSISTANT TO FIRST VICE PRESIDENT 

in charge of production 
Albert A. Kaufman 

STUDIO COMPTROLLER 
Harry M. Goetz 

EXECUTIVE MANAGER 
J. J. Gain 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO SCHULBERG 
David O. Selznick 

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS 

B. P. Fineman, Hector Turnbull, Louis D. 
Lighton, J. G. Bachmann, Victor Voyda, B, 
F. Zeldman and E. Lloyd Sheldon 

EDITORIAL SUPERVISORS 
George Yohalem 
Edward Venturini 

PRODUCTION MANAGER 
Sam JafTe 

HEAD OF LEGAL DEPARTMENT 
Henry Herzbrun 

STORY DEPARTMENT HEAD 
Vivian Moses 

SCENARIO EDITOR 
Geoffrey Shurlock 

CONTRACT CAMERAMEN 

Edward Cronjager, Harry Fischbeck, Henry 
Gerrard, Al Gilks, Victor Milner and William 
Rand 

CASTING DIRECTOR 
Fred Datig 

FASHION CREATOR 
Travix Banton 

FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVE 
George N. Kates 

CUTTING DEPARTMENT 
James Wilkinson 

STUDIO PUBLICITY DIRECTOR 
Arch Reeve 

DIRECTORS 

Dorothy Armer, Clarence Badger, Ludwig 
Berger, Otto Brower, John Cromwell, Victor 
Fleming, Louis Gasnier, Ernst Lubitsch, 
Rowland V. Lee, Lothar Mendes, Robert Mil- 
ton, Lewis Milestone, Victor Schertzinger, 
Josef von Sternberg, Edward Sutherland, 
Frank Tultle, Richard Wallace, William Well- 
maji. Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack 

STARS 

Clara Bow, Bebe Daniels, George Bancroft. 
Maurice Chevalier, Richard Dix, Emil Jan- 
nings, Adolphe Menjou, Moran and Mack and 
Charles Rogers 

FEATURED PLAYERS 

Jean Arthur, Baclanova, Evelyn Brent. Mary 
Brian. Nancy Carroll, Ruth Chatterton. Doris 
Hill, Leone Lane, Esther Ralston. Ruth Tay- 
lor, Florence Vidor. Fay Wray, Richard Ar- 
len, William Austin, Wallace Beery, Clive 
Brook, Robert Castle, Lane Chandler, Chester 
Conklin, Gary Cooper, Lawford Davidson, 
Paul Guertzntan, James Hall, Neil Hamilton, 
O. P. Heggie, Jack Ludon, Paul Lukas, Fred- 
ric March, David Newell, Jack Oakie, Warner 
Oland. Guy Oliver and William Powell. 

WRITERS 

Doris Anderson. T. J. Ahearn. Norman Burn- 
stine, Octa\Tis Roy Cohen (author). Bart- 
lett Cormack, Lloyd Corrigan, James Audrey 
Clark, Owen Davis. R. H. Diggs. Ethel 
Daherty, Howard Estabrook, John Farrow, 
Jules Furthmain, Zane Grev, Oliver H. P. 
Garrett. Percy Heath, F. Hugh Herbert. 
Grover Jones. Patrick Kearney, Edwin Knopf, 
Ben Grauman Kohn, Louise Long, Samuel 
Ornitz, Edward Paramore, Jr., Wells Root, 
William N. Robson. J. Walter Ruben. Flor- 
ence Ryerson, John Monk Saunders, E. Lloyd 
Sheldon (also associate producer), Viola 
Brothers Shore. Keene Thompson, Dan Tothe- 
roh, Ernest Vajda, S. S. Van Dine (author) 
(ieorge Manker Watters, and John V. A, 
Weaver. 

TITLE WRITERS AND FILM EDITORS 

Julian Johnson (head), Herman Mankiewicz 
and George Marion, Jr. 

SOUND DEPARTMENT 

Albert DeSart. director of sound effects. 



Franklin Hansen, Sidney Twining, J, Roy 
Hunt (camera) and Farciot Edouart 
SPECIAL EFFECTS DEPARTMENT 

Oren W. Roberts (head). Hans Drier. Frank 
E. Berier, Arthur Smith and Slavko Vorka- 
pich ^ 

Pathe Studios 

Culver Citif 
California 
GENERAL MANAGER 

William Sistrom 
PRODUCER OF SOUND PRODUCTION 

Benjamin Glazer 
PRODUCERS 

Ralph Block 

Paul Bern 
CHIEF TITLE WRITER 

John Krafft 
SUPERVISORS 

Maurice Revness 

William Conselman 
PRODUCTION MANAGER 

George Bertholon 
STUDIO SUPERINTENDENT 

Harvey Leavitt 
LITERARY EDITOR 

Carl Hovey 
STORY DEPARTMENT 

Erwin Gelsey 
ART DIRECTOR 

Edward Jewell 
PUBLICITY DIRECTOR 

Donn McElwaine 
AUDITOR 

Elmer Tambert 
PURCHASING AGENT 

Oscar Wright 
DIRECTORS 

Howard Higgin, Tay Garnett and Paul L. 

Stein 
PLAYERS 

William Boyd, Alan Hale. Robert Armstrong, 

Eddie Quillan, Jeanette Loff, Carol Lombard, 

Stanley Smith, Lew Ayres, Junior Coghlan. 

Jimmy Aldine, Dorothy Ward, Marilyn Mor- 
gan and Diane Ellis 
SCENARISTS 

Carey Wilson, George Dromgold, Peggy Prior. 

Jack Jevne. Scott Darling. Houston Branch. 

Elliott Clawson. and Paul Gangelin 



Qualitone Corporation 

(See Tec-Art Studios) 
♦ ■ 

Quality Distributing Corporation 

(Sec Tec-Art Studios) 



R K O Studios 

~S0 Goiver street 
Holhjirood 
VICE PRESIDENT 
in charge of jn-oduction 

William Le Baron 
VICE PRESIDENT 

Charles E. Sullivan 
ASSISTANT TO VICE PRESIDENT LE 
BARON 

Louis A. Sarecky 
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS 

Luther Reed 

Henrv Hobart 
SPECIAL SUPERVISORS 

Myles Connolly 

Harold Schwartz 
GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT 

H. F. Lalley 
SCENARIO DEPARTMENT 

Bettv Roberts 
CASTING DIRECTOR 

Rex Bailey 
SECRETARY— ASSISTANT TREASURER 

L. B. Smith 
ART DIRECTOR 

Carroll Clark 
FILM AND TITLE EDITOR 

Randolph Bartlett 
PUBLICITY DIRECTOR 

Don Eddy 
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER 

L. G. Ransome 
PURCHASING AGENT 

W. A. Wilde 
CHIEF ELECTRICIAN 

William Johnson 
CHIEF PROPERTY DEPARTMENT 

Sam Comer 
WARDROBE SUPERINTETNDENT 

Walter Plunkett 
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDEINT 

Earl McMurtrie 
PAINT DEPARTMENT 

Holt Lindsley 
LOCATION CHIEF 

Herb Hirst ^ 

Joseph M. Schenck Motion Picture 

Enterprises 

United Artists Studio 

lO'tl North Formosa 
HfAlmeood 
PRESIDENT 

Chairman, Board of Directors. United Artistfi 
Cori>oration 

Joseph M. Schenck 



PRESIDENT 

Feature Productiont^ and General Production 

Manager United Artitsts Studio 

John W. Considine, vice president, Art Cinema 
Corporation 

GENERAL MANAGER 

and Businet^s Executive, United Artists Studios 
M. C- Levee 

DIRECTORS 

George Fitzmaurice. Roland West, Herbert 
Brenon. Ernst Lubitsch. Alfred Santell. F, 
Richard Jones. Sam Taylor. D. W. Griffith, 
Eric Von Stroheim. Max Reinhardt, Edwin 
Carewe, Henry King. Samuel Goldwyn. Pro- 
ducer Samuel Goldwyn Corporation 

STARS 

Charlie Chaplin. Douglas Fairbanks. Mary 
Pickford, Norma Talmadge, Dolores Del Rio, 
Lupe Velez, Gloria Swanson, Lillian Gish, 
Vilma Banky and Ronald Colman 

FEATURED PLAYERS 

Camilla Horn, Gilbert Roland. Mona Rico. 
Don Alvarado. Lily Damita and Walter Byron 

WRITERS 

C. Gardner Sullivan, George Scarborough, 
William J. Locke. Max Reinhardt, Finis Fox, 
Mme. Fred De Gressac, Katherine Hilliker and 
H. H. CaldK«ll and George Marion, Jr. 

Smitty Productions 

(See Tec-Art Studios) 

Tec-Art Studios 

PRESIDENT— GENERAL MANAGER 

Alfred T. Mannon 
VICE PRESIDENT 

John Boyce-Smith 
in charge of technical effects 
and general construction 

Albert D'Agostino 
ART DEPARTMENT 

Walter Keller 
PURCHASING CHIEF 

Harrv Englander 
CHIEF OF ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT 

Lester Tracv 
CHIEF OF MILL 

Boris Goldblatt 
CHIEF OF PROPERTY DEPARTMENT 

Irving Milliken 
SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION 

Mack D'Agostino 
CONSTRUCTION 

William McClelland 
AUDITING DEPARTMENT 

Florence Henkle 
PUBLICITY 

Dan Campbell 
INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS AT TEC-ART 

EDWIN CAREWE PRODUCTIONS 
PRODUCER-DIRECTOR 

Edwin Carewe 
BUSINESS MANAGER 

Louis Jerome 
STAR 

Dolores Del Rio 
WRITER 

Finis Fox 

INSPIRATION PICTURES, INC. 
PRESIDENT 

Walter Camp 
VICE PRESIDENT 
in charge of )tfoduction 

John Boyce-Smith 
DIRECTOR 

Henrv King 
ADAPTATIONS 

Madam Fred DeGresac 
SCENARIO 

Fred Estabrook 

TECHNICOLOR MOTION PICTURE 
CORPORATION 
PRESIDENT 

Dr. Herbert T. Kalmus 
DIRECTOR 
Elmer Cliffton 
PRODUCTION MANAGER 

Aubrey Scotto 
COLOR ART DIRECTOR 

Natalie Kalmus 

GOTHAM PRODUCTIONS 
PRESIDENT 

Sam Sax 
VICE PRESIDENT 

Budd Rogers 
SECRETARY 

Dick Wanne 

BURR-HINES ENTERPRISES 
PRESIDENT 

C. C. Burr 
DIRECTOR 

Charles Hines 
STAR 

Johnny Hines 

QUALITONE CORPORATION 
PRESIDENT 

Samuel Freedman 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Harry Sherman 
SECRETARY 

Sidney Bieber 
SUPERVISOR AND PRODUCTION MANAGER 

Bert E. Seibell 
SOUND AND RECORDING TECHNICIANS 



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Edward Harris 
Fred Harrington 

HALPERIN BROTHERS 

(Associated in lu'oduction with Inspiration) 
Victor Halperin 
Edward Halperin 

SMITTY PRODUCTIONS 

PRESIDENT 

Van Beuren Enterprises 

Amedee Van Beuren 
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER AND GENERAL 
MANAGER 

Harry Ed^^iards 
DIRECTOR 

Harry Edwards 
QUALITY DISTRIBUTING CORPORATION 
PRODUCER 

A. Carlos 
PRODUCTION MANAGER 

William Crosby 
DIRECTOR 

Dallas Fitzgrerald 

CHESTERFIELD PRODUCTIONS 

PRESIDENT 

George R. Batcheller 
SUPERVISOR 

Lon Y'oung 
DIRECTOR 

Frank O'Conner 

MASCOT PRODUCTIONS 
PRESIDENT 

Nat Levine 
SUPERVISOR 

Ben Schwab 
DIRECTOR 

Richard Thorpe 

INTERNATIONAL FILM PRODUCTIONS 
SUPERVISOR 

Otto Klein 
DIRECTOR 

Desider, Pek 



Technicolor Motion Picture 
Corporation 

(See Ter-Art Studios) 



Tiffany-Stahl Productions 

.'i.iilt! Sunset bonlevaid 
HolUjwOfid 
DIRECTOR GENERAL 

John M. Stahl 
VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL 
MANAGER 

M. H. Hoffman 
STUDIO MANAGER AND SUPERVISOR 

Roy FitzRoy 
COMPTROLLER 

Ira Seidel 
PRODUCTION MANAGER 

Sidney Algier 
PURCHASING AGENT 

M. Gatzert 
DIRECTOR OF PUBLICITY 

M. F. Todd 
ART DIRECTOR 

Herbev Libbcrt 
HEAD OF SET DRESSING DEPARTMENT 

George Sawley 

DIRECTORS 

Reginald Barker, James Flood and George 
Archainbaud 

WRITERS 

Jack Natteford and Frances Hyland 

FEATURED PLAYERS 

Eve Southern, Claire Windsor, Sally O'Neil, 
Belle Bennett, Patsy Ruth Miller. Joe E. 
Brown, George Jessel, Malcolm McGregor, 
Buster Collier, Montague Love, John Harron, 
Georgia Hale, Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Valli. 



Universal Picture Corporation 

Unii'vrsal Citij 
California 
PRESIDENT 

Carl Laemmle 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Robert E. Welsh 
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER 

Carl Laemmle, Jr. 
BUSINESS MANAGER 

Walter Stern 
PRODUCTION MANAtJER 

Martin Murphy 
ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT 

Harry Zehner 
CAMERA DEPARTMENT 

C. M. Glouner 
PURCHASING AGENT 

A. W. Klinordlinger 
FILM EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 

Maurice Pivar 
DIRECTOR OF PUBLICITY 

Ivan St. Johns 
LOCATION MANAGER 

Jack Lawton 
LEASING MANAGER 

Sigmund Moos 
ART DIRECTOR 

C. D. Hall 
SCENARIO DEPARTMENT 

Edward J. Montagne 
SUPERVISOR OF SOUND PRODUCTIONS 

A. B. Heath 
MOVIETONE AND LABORATORY 
SUPERVISOR 

C. Roy Hunter 
MUSICAL DIRECTOR 

Joseph Cherniavsky 
TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT 

Archie Hall 
ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT 

Frank Graves 
TITLE DEPARTMENT 

Walter Anthony 
ART TITLE 

Max Cohen 
ZOO 

Charles Muiphy 
RANCH 

E. E. Smith 
ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 

Graydon B. Howe 
CASTING DIRECTOR 

Victor Nordlinger 
PUBLIC SERVICE 

Dr. William M. Marston 
WOMAN'S WARDROBE 

Johanna Mathieson 
MEN'S WARDROBE 

Edward Ware 
TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 

Maurice E. Kurland 
POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Jack Wallace 
PROP SHOP 

E. A. Johnson 
NURSERY 

Walter Tauer